Brekke of the Dragonriders Of Pern---F'nor's mate; she never deserved to loose her queen dragon, but somehow she rose above that & was able to find a reason to live. Despite the fact that half of herself was now missing at the death of her dragon Wirenth.
Anne McCaffrey - was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern fantasy series. Early in McCaffrey's 46-year career as a writer, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one of the first science-fiction books to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list.