I am looking for a book I read in Jr. High/High School in the late 80s to early 90s. It had to do with a dragon and his rider, a young teenage boy, who could time travel while in flight.

Sorry I can't provide more clues... It's been almost 30 yrs.

  • Are you certain it was a young teenage boy and not a girl as in the books Praxis mentioned? – Rand al'Thor Feb 13 '16 at 0:40
  • @randal'thor : The main character of the third Pern book, White Dragon, is a teenage boy (Jaxom). – Praxis Feb 15 '16 at 19:47
  • @Praxis Ah, I didn't know that. (I've only read the first Pern book.) – Rand al'Thor Feb 15 '16 at 20:27

This is one or more of the novels in Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, which began in 1967. The characters in these novels can travel through time while riding their dragons.

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The original three novels were Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon.

You most likely read The White Dragon, which concerns the story of Jaxom, a young lord, and his dragon Ruth.

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    And probably The White Dragon – Gerry Coll Feb 12 '16 at 6:58
  • @GerryColl : Thanks. I was leaning to White Dragon, but wasn't sure. (It's been a long time since I've read them.) I've updated the answer accordingly. :-) – Praxis Feb 12 '16 at 7:28
  • If it is Pern, The White Dragon is the most likely. Many of the books have some time travel, but Jaxom (the teenage boy)'s white dragon is particularly good at it; he always knows "when" he is. The pair do feature in later novels (The Renegades of Pern, for example), but they star in The White Dragon. – Basya Jun 7 '17 at 8:31

You could also be thinking about Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist. One of the characters becomes a dragon rider and has some ability to move differently through space and time. These abilities come into full force in the last two books, particularly A Darkness at Sethanon.

Edit: This wiki page gives a reasonable summary of the character's story arc. (Spoilers if you haven't read the books, of course.) http://midkemia.wikia.com/wiki/Tomas_Megarson


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