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A young woman allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonsong book cover. logo logo. Rating / Everything is better with musical. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey – Fifteen-year-old Menolly allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction.

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It is followed by Dragonsinger and Dragondrums. Menolly is trapped on the beach and squirms her way into a small cave where a fire lizard queen and her eggs are hatching.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey book review

Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Apr 23, Cecelia rated it draognsong liked it. He then switches to one of her songs, and Robinton enters and asks she play for him, before inviting her to come back with him to the Harper Hall and become a harper.

The misogyny I can sort of accept, but it makes very little sense to tell a girl that, because she’s a girl, she can’t make up any new songs– even though everyone likes them, and also can’t teach any kids to bang a drum, either.

Redheart Jackie Gamber 9. McCaffrey apparently was hard at work on the sequel to Dragonquest in the mid-seventies, when an editor asked her to put together a book which might encourage more young female readers to science fiction. Thankfully there are plenty of Pern novels to discover and I will be diving into Dragonsinger next. It is the beginning of a very moving, sensitive and emotional story, written in a beautiful way that makes the reader feel all the emotions of the heroine on her journey.

Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1) by Anne McCaffrey

Menolly is such a lovely character that I loved the first time I read these and that warm and mccaffrye just came back again on the reread. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Want to Read saving…. I chose the order in which they were released. The New York Times. Menolly provides us not only a more immediate perspective, but also an extremely different, and far more human view of Pern, and what life in a hold, especially such a conservative one as Half Circle might be like.


Menolly finds a safe cave near the sea and makes it her new home. Having Menolly turn up znne Bendon also lead to one of the most lovely parts of the book, the introduction of Master Harper Robinton and a conspiracy of kindness to help Menolly realise her potential.

Over the years I have heard great things about this series, but just never got around to it. Menolly is the daughter of a strict practical sea holder on Pern. Mass Market Paperback Trade Paperback. Aug 14, drowningmermaid rated it really liked it Shelves: Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Readers may learn to pick up on implied drahonsong, for example: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

So the dragonriders mount up and stop it every threadfall. Jul 01, Vivian rated it it was amazing Mccaffry Menolly is nane great character, and her adventures are timeless and instantly engaging.

The character McCaffrey created for her Dragon song was a favorite Taking place seven years after the events of Dragonflightthe book opens with Menollyyoungest daughter of Masterfisher Yanus, Sea Holder of Half-Circle Mccaffrey, [e] in the fictional world of Pern. I love this trilogy so much! Three lines at the bottom boldly proclaim “The dragonskng tales of the magnificent Dragonriders of Pern from the author of The White Dragon.


There’s no laughter in the face of trouble, here–Thread is serious business. Books by Anne McCaffrey. Simon and Schuster- Juvenile Fiction – pages. There is no sex, minimal violence, the reading level is definitly geared toward middleschoolers not in a condescending way thoughand the main characters are in their teens. Over time, Menolly’s feet heal, and she offers to help with the weyrbred children, realizing as she works that she is at last free from the restrictions drgonsong her home.

It is a dear memory wrapped so closely to my self identification for when it was introduced to me and by whom, my father. In the Harper Hall trilogy we are at the same time as the previous book of the series but we follow a different story. I read these later than the first 3 Dragon books but I enjoyed them.


Under the harsh regime of an dragohsong master, Eon is training to become a Dragoneye – a powerful Lord able to command wind and water to mccaaffrey and protect the land. Finally, unable to take dragonspng barred from what she loves most, she flees the Hold and lives on her own. Menolly’s absence is eventually noticed at Half-Circle Sea Hold, and the inhabitants wonder if she was killed by Thread. And so we have Menolly, the girl who is really good at music, but girls aren’t supposed to be musicians don’tcha know, so shut up Menolly and go chop vegetables.

She takes refuge in a cave during threadfall and there is a hatching of fire lizards going on. The Dragonriders of Pern omnibus, First edition Oct Not that Menolly is an insipid character either, but in some ways her quiet determination against adversity is even more appealing than a wise cracking go getter.

Edwards Award, honoring her lifetime contribution to writing for teens. Jun 17, Nichole rated it it was amazing. Much later in the evening, Menolly is waiting for Robinton to return for his fire lizard egg.

Do yourself a favor if its raining out, curl up with any of your favorite books, mcdaffrey I do hope you’ll give this one a try. Of course, that flight is what saves Menolly, but it also breaks her spirit and effectively cuts her off from the past. McCaffrey completed Menolly’s story as Dragonsong and contracted for a sequel before it was out in Apr 06, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata.