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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Oh no, she hummed something non-canonical! Alemi tells him that Yanus thought Menolly acting as a harper was disgraceful, and also adds that he feels Menolly is better off away from the hold. My library Help Advanced Book Search. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Of course, that flight is what saves Menolly, but it also breaks her spirit and effectively cuts her off from the past. Instead of returning to Half-Circle Sea Hold, she decides to remain in the cave, emerging only to get supplies for herself and the fire-lizards.

I just reread this for the first time in 17 years She ends up impressing nine of them to save them from death.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams. Dragonsong serves both as an introduction for young adult readers to the Dragonrider series, an examination of gender roles and tradition in their society and perhaps in oursas well as a loving celebration dragonong music and poetry.

I’m so excited I could If you want dragons, go to the Dragonrider trilogy, not the Harper Hall trilogy. Over the years I have heard great things about this series, but just never got around to it. Menolly finds her way to one of the dragon Weyrs when a dragonrider rescues her from another Thread attack.


Faerie Aside from thread, Pernese society and culture is very much based around music. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

The author spent nine years studying music, so it also happens to be a huge area of her interest and expertise – and anyone who’s read a handful of her works will be able to tell that this also reflects in her writing. She mcfaffrey refuge in a cave during threadfall and there This book focuses on Menolly who lives in a fishing hold.

The front cover of a Harper Hall book named the Dragonriders of Pern series at least so early as the first UK paperback edition of Dragondrums Corgi, Plot Summary Spoiler Warning: Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! In Dragonsong we follow the adventures of Menolly the youngest daughter in a sea h The Dragon books were part of the network of books that introduced me in my teen years to fantasy and sci-fi and on re-reading them years later it is encouraging to find them still dragonsoong well written as I remember them.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. So, on the one hand we have a wonderfully written fantasy novel that is arguably the first word on Dragon stories in the genre.

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.

Aug 20, Erica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following this, Menolly is sent to gather fresh herbs from the lands surrounding Half-Circle Sea Hold. In the end, she dgagonsong nine fire lizards and soon discovers that like Dragons, they now “look” to her. Karlwho had established the children’s and science fiction imprints at Atheneum Books[3] sought to attract more female readers to science fiction and solicited “a story for young women in a different part of Pern”.


The description is lackluster as well. So, here’s to finding it now. Aug 19, Janni added it Shelves: Trivia About Dragonsong Harpe Frustrated and heartbroken, Menolly chooses to leave her Hold and live Holdless, a dangerous enterprise as flesh-eating Thread falls regularly on the area.

Two days after the Threadfall Menolly has not returned, and it is ultimately decided not to look for her. Solid storytelling is made even more memorable by vivid views of the landscape of the planet, the social order and a brief history of Pern, and dazzling descriptions of the fanciful wildlife, including dragons and fire lizards.

This book, part of a series, is about a young woman that associates with magnificent dragons. But this book was lovely. She impresses fire-lizards, small wild, relatives of the massive dragons and then she teaches them to sing.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey book review

To view it, click here. In Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey has done something else entirely. The author’s writing style is amazing and all in all, this is a great book for all ages, I highly recommend it. View all 3 comments. Can anyone tell me what role music played in the daily life of pern?

Menolly survives for a time on her own, but again is caught out in a Fall and tries to outrun the leading edge. This book focuses on Menolly who lives dragonson a fishing hold.

A Dragonrider spots her, thinking she’s a boy because she is very tall and lanky, scoops her up and takes her back to the Weir. User Review – Flag as inappropriate what is your favorite part of this book?