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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I couldn’t really tell the Benden Weyr people apart, with T’This and T’That and T’Other, and Semolina and Purina and Bologna I’m making these up, of course, but the men’s and women’s names follow this general patternand I’m guessing that if you’ve read the earlier books in the Pern series, you’ll recognize familiar characters in Weyr Benden. A book that really touched me and from now on will have a special place in my heart.

Lessa states Menolly belongs in Benden Weyr as a result of her fire lizards and Menolly becomes overwhelmed to the point of tears by how nice everyone is being to her.

Mar 26, Kent rated it it was ok Shelves: I should’ve read it when I was a prepubescent girl. It is the reason dragons exist, and for context, this book is set during a pass. Redheart Jackie Mcccaffrey 9.

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

Wrede and Anne McCaffrey. I love the way she introduces characters and her world. The less-than-thrilling story revolves around a girl musician. Dragonsong and the second Pern book Dragonquest are set at the same time, seven years after the end of the seminal Dragonflightduring the Ninth Pass.

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For centuries, the world of Pern has faced a destructive force known as Thread. All that said, I’m having a lot of trouble buying the ‘probl I always adore the beginnings of McCaffrey’s books.


As the novel progresses, Menolly begins to realize with the help of her friends fire lizard mfcaffrey otherwise that she deserves better and that there is more to life than pleasing others. If the book was any longer I might not have felt the need to finish it, but it was just the right combination of length and interesting to make me want to know how it all turned out for the protagonist.

Will she or won’t she become the community’s head musician? Everything is better with musical accompaniment. dragonsohg

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More books from this author: To view it, click here. Having the arrangements with Atheneum in writing, McCaffrey was able to shop for a mortgage and buy a home, to be called ‘Dragonhold’ for the dragons who bought it. It’s pure escapism for me. In saying that, the second half was much better than the first, and I am almost tempted to carry on with the series, but not sure if I will as there are so many other boo This was good, but not great.

Nothing ever seems to happen. Fifteen-year-old Menolly’s family has no affection for its youngest daughter; none of them has a kind word to say to or about her, mccwffrey have nothing better to do with their spare time than to police her to make sure she isn’t composing music, ’cause only dudes are allowed to do that. The Game of Thrones helped redeem adult fantasy for me and Dragonsong has totally redeemed my love of ya fantasy.

In the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers fragonsong America named McCaffrey its twenty-second Grand Master, an annual award to living writers of fantasy and science fiction. I read a lot of her books as a middle schooler, devoured them more like but I always had a sort of snooty attitude toward them. You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print Beside fishing, its focus in Pernese society is the arts and education, in contrast to the military and political focus of the original trilogy.


I felt like I was taking the journey with Menolly.

The irony for me, of mcaffrey, is how that place is located in the past, with that dead boy who loved me enough to smuggle books. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review.

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Books by Anne McCaffrey. I’m kind of sorry that I ignored Dragonsongor even found it boring, when I was of an age to appreciate it, since my cynicism makes me unable to connect with ultra-talented Menolly and her adorable little pets who somehow understand human speech and gestures from birth.

Oct 09, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in I chose the order in which they were released.

Frustrated and heartbroken, Menolly chooses to leave her Hold and live Holdless, a dangerous enterprise as flesh-eating Thread falls regularly on the area.

The best friend of my childhood was different from me in many ways: