Month: August 2013

Sad News Relayed by Kate

Sad News Relayed by Kate

I have some sad news to pass on, regarding the artist responsible for some of the iconic early covers of the Dragonriderss of Pern.

David Fairbrother-Roe passed away in the early hours of Sunday, 21st July 2013, following a long struggle with cancer.

Dave had been a recluse for the last 20 or so years of his life, remaining indoors at his home in the Welsh coastal village of Ferryside.

Among his book covers, were Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, The White Dragon & Get off the Unicorn.


I’m very sorry to hear this. His UK covers were quite brilliant.

Mum, Gigi, and I all loved his marvelous take on The White Dragon and all his other covers were brilliant.

For those of you in the US and elsewhere who might not have seen them, here’s his image for the cover of The White Dragon:

May he rest in peace.

Comment from Charles

Comment from Charles

Love the Dragonrider and Harper Hall books, but am disappointed that neither you nor your Mum ever wrote about the ULTRA rare MALE who could hear all dragons. Maybe you could tackle this omission?

Charles, I don’t see that as a very interesting story.

Questions from Philip

Questions from Philip

I am just wondering two things:

Have twins ever been candidates to stand on the sands of the hatching ground?

Has one dragon egg ever hatched two dragons?

Philip J.

Hi Philip,

You should read Ever the Twain which you can find in A Gift of Dragons to answer your first question.

As far as we know, dragon eggs do not produce twins; their reproductive system is different from ours.

Cheers, Todd

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