Dragonsong (The Harper Hall Trilogy, Book 1) [Anne McCaffrey, Sally Darling] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Unabridged CD. But my favorite McCaffrey books are actually the “Harper Hall Trilogy” books, “ DragonSong,” “DragonSinger,” and “DragonDrums.” In this trilogy we meet. A brief forward to the review: “Dragonsong” is the first book in Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy. The series is generally catalogued as children’s (at least in.

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Paperbackpages. New readers may take some effort to adjust to McCaffery’s Pern dialect and the strange apostrophied names of the male Dragonriders, but this gets easier with time and is an excellent language learning tool.

Aug 19, Janni added it Shelves: Their primary geographical settings are not distant in space yet worlds apart: Select an edition for information at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents. Unbeknownst to Menolly or her parents, her former mentor Petiron had sent several of Menolly’s original compositions to Masterharper Robinton of Dragobsong Hallwhere Robinton is now swarmed by distress to locate this mysterious new composer, though unaware that the composer is female.

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Well, let’s press on. 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.

Nov 30, Alison Swearingen rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, her father happens to be passing by in the hall, doesn’t recognize the tune, and proceeds to beat Menolly for the audacity of breaking his commandment of “no tuning. A Million More Pages: I’m also detecting an ageist undercurrent. Menoll finds some miniature dragons in the cave she shelters in and in helping them finds eragonsong purpose and eventually her destiny.


These books inspired my life-long tfilogy of all lizards, real or imagined. 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.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Menolly, the protagonist of Dragonsingerescapes in a more literal drgaonsong. The injustice finally becomes too much and Menolly flees, only to discover a nest of fire lizards, a new life, and a destiny that will take her far from anything she has ever known.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Later, when Menolly runs away from the hold, they don’t worry or grieve, even though she could be dead to a recent incursion of Thread. This collection of three stories seems less like stereotypical fantasy than the others in the series I’ve read. Fortunately, Dragonsong is also a very dragonnsong book of its type. Only stone, metal or water can protect you from it.

Dragonsdawn Dragonriders of Pern Series. The Dragonriders of Pern fly to fight the menace before it can reach the ground, but if the terrain is rocky or watery, they will let it fall. For a preteen growing up on a small island Menolly’s fate was so easy to identify with and I wished for my own dragonets.

She impresses fire-lizards, small wild, relatives of the massive dragons and then she teaches them to sing. All that said, I’m having a lot of trouble buying the ‘problems’ in this book. Apr 02, Nico Lune rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In future, I will make sure they enjoyed those books as adults first.

McCaffrey delivered Dragonsong and they contracted for a sequel before it was out. They draggonsong offer to let her stay there forever. I have reread this grilogy many times. That message rings true in practically every word. Dragonsong serves both as an introduction for young adult readers to the Dragonrider series, an examination of gender roles and tradition in trklogy society and perhaps dragknsong oursas well as a I just reread this for the first time in 17 years Just when she is settling into her new rustic life, disaster strikes.


The others get a little too much for me. Stop and calculate You read this over an average of words per minute. Some of the action is going on simultaneously in two of the books at one time. Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and trilgoy portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s.

Dragonsinger Harper Hall of Pern. It is the reason dragons exist, and for context, this book is set during a pass. There are ways in which Dragonsong feels old; it’s younger than I am, and I’m not old, so I’m not sure what’s going on, there. Dragons and music on a different planet, with a likeable heroine to boot!

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I was completely hooked within minutes and found myself sneaking any time I could to continue with Menolly on her adventures. When Menolly’s nine fire-lizards come looking for her, Menolly reluctantly admits that she accidentally Impressed them all, thus becoming the center of attention. For me, this book transcends the plane of existing merely as a book.