R is for Ruth #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

R is for Ruth the white dragon from Anne McCaffery’s novel, The White Dragon, of the Pern series. Dragons in the series can fly and breath fire (after chewing a substance known as fire-stone.) They usually come in five colors – golden, bronze, brown, green and blue. That is until Ruth is born. Rather than being an albino, Ruth’s white hide shows traces of all the dragons colors. His rider is Lord Jaxom, who wasn’t supposed to impress a dragon as he is a Lord.

He is born smaller than any of the other dragons and it is thought that he might not be able to fly. But he has the correct wing-to-body size ratio and flies just fine, even proving to quick and agile in the air. Not only was Ruth different physically but he was unusually intelligent, having greater memory and able to grasp concepts more easily than other dragons.

If you missed my other AtoZ Challenge posts::

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

O is for Orm Ember

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen of Dragons

4 thoughts on “R is for Ruth #AtoZChallenge

  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I love dragons! Great theme.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge My Languishing TBR: R

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