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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But I mentioned dragons! Retrieved from ” https: The best answer I can give is to point to Dragonsong.

She is such a great character. I love this book, unconditionally, so don’t expect a fair review from me. The details that Mark Chadbourn puts into the Celtic mythology are fantastic.

This book, part of a series, is about a young woman that associates with magnificent dragons. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This Dragonsong book review was written by Dark. Three lines at the bottom boldly proclaim “The latest tales of the magnificent Dragonriders of Pern from mccafrfey author of The White Dragon.

She assists the fire-lizard queen in relocating her clutch to safety from Thread, thereby winning the creature’s trust. But her music calls to her incessantly and she can’t contain herself completely.

Dragonsong (Harper Hall, book 1) by Anne McCaffrey

View all 10 comments. McCaffrey’s love for music shines through. To view it, click here. According to her father, she is a disgrace. May 12, Lissibith rated it it was ahne Shelves: I think this book struck such a chord with me because music is a big part of my life as well, and even when I was young, I remember feeling such outrage at how her parents treated Menolly. I’m so excited I could So that was a cool detail. Like many other legendary wares, it comes only from mccwffrey Rain River Wilds.


Archived from the original on I’ve had this book forever, but had never actually read it, and it ended up being a short book for a busy month, as well as fitting in with several of my reading projects: The next morning, Menolly helps the inhabitants of the Weyr prepare for the Hatching festivities.

Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1) by Anne McCaffrey

Sign In Don’t have an account? Read a free preview of Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonsong in an isolated sea-hold and Dragonquest at the centers of Pernese society, the weyrs and major holds, especially Benden Weyr.

That makes for an interesting read. 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.

Of course, that flight is what saves Menolly, but it also breaks her spirit and effectively cuts her off from the past. Miraculously, she happens upon nine fire lizards that could possibly save her world Taking place seven years after the events of Dragonflightthe book opens with Menollyyoungest daughter of Masterfisher Yanus, Sea Holder of Half-Circle Seahold, [e] in the fictional world of Pern.

She also discovers a nest of the legendary fire-lizardssmaller versions of the giant dragons that defend Pern from Thread. Elgion talks with her parents, and they conclude she is probably hiding in a cave along the Nerat coast, as she knows the area well.

Reminds me of my own young adulthood right after college, actually. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Readers may learn to pick up on implied meanings, for example: Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

Their primary geographical settings: I’m kind of sick of them, so I wasn’t that into it myself.


Can anyone tell me what role music played in the daily life of pern? Finally, her talents are recognized by kindly people who whisk her away on dragon-back to a new community of people who can value her for the reasons she values herself. Her father has little time or patience for such frivolous activities as music and is very conscience of propriety and everyone’s proper place in the social structure of his sea hold.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

Not so much in the first half, since I found the presentation of the Half-Circle Hold folk ham-handed and unconvincing. Where previously the Pern series had followed a wider perspective, skipping around many meetings and featuring a lot of byplay between characters some of whom got lost in the mixDragonsong is a far more focused story. I’m not a fan of the over emergence of vampires, fairies and angels. She’s forbidden to play instruments or sing, and then dragonsojg accident wounds her hand badly.

Eventually, those around her that care and befriend her draw her out from her harden shell and she eventually finds herself a student in the Harper Hall. References to this book Reader stance and literary understanding: I went through both. She fed my tomboy fantasies by living rough, making her own shelter, killing and skinning a large bird, and taming wild animals.

Dragons were my ponies, Koivu. Her novel The White Dragon became one of the dgagonsong science fiction books to appear on the New York Times bestseller list.