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.

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    Possible duplicate, with character names of: Jakkin, Sarkkhan, Akki, Errikin etc
    – Xantec
    Feb 2, 2012 at 22:00
  • I did read that question before posting this (indeed it was reading that question that made me remember to ask this one) and it genuinely didn't seem familiar. As is probably obvious from me thinking it was Pern until Mark Beadles edited his answer. Memory is a curious thing. Feb 2, 2012 at 22:06
  • You read quite a few by Julian May, It wasn't one of hers?
    – Mum
    Feb 2, 2012 at 22:10
  • No, definitely the first of The Pit Dragon Trilogy. All the Julian May books I read were from The Saga of Pliocene Exile and the related Galactic Milieu series. Feb 2, 2012 at 22:51

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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.

  • ...and also a Mikkala Feb 2, 2012 at 21:50
  • That would be them. Thank you. Scanning through Wikipedia, I think it was Dragondrums that I'm remembering. *goes to Amazon* Feb 2, 2012 at 22:01
  • Oops! I edited at the same time! Feb 2, 2012 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) Feb 2, 2012 at 22:05
  • @OwenBlacker careful, there are a lot of them ;) Sep 1, 2015 at 16:53

One of Anne McCaffrey's Pern books?

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