I remember reading, in the 80s, an English-language teen-SF novel involving two teen protagonists (1 male, 1 female) on a planet (not Earth) that might have had some history of slavery (or inter-caste strife) and had dragons. Almost every character had a double KK in their name, though that might have been a caste marker.

That's literally all I remember, except that the author might have been female. (My head keeps suggesting Marion Zimmer Bradley, but I'm pretty sure it's not her.) If I read it in the 1980s, it was almost certainly written in the 1970s or 1980s.


EDIT: Nope, not Pern. It's the Pit Dragon Trilogy which has a lot of names with "kk". Otherwise the stories are generally similar.

There was a character named Brekke in the Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey.

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  • ...and also a Mikkala – Mark Beadles Feb 2 '12 at 21:50
  • That would be them. Thank you. Scanning through Wikipedia, I think it was Dragondrums that I'm remembering. *goes to Amazon* – Owen Blacker Feb 2 '12 at 22:01
  • Oops! I edited at the same time! – Mark Beadles Feb 2 '12 at 22:02
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    And you're right, it's definitely The Pit Dragon Trilogy. How curious that Dragondrums seemed so familiar, when reading the Pit Dragon article it's really very obviously that. What a curious thing memory is. Though now I want to read Anne McCaffery's books too ;o) – Owen Blacker Feb 2 '12 at 22:05
  • @OwenBlacker careful, there are a lot of them ;) – Wayne Werner Sep 1 '15 at 16:53

One of Anne McCaffrey's Pern books?

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