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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. It was not Threadfall that made Menolly unhappy. It was her father who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of music.
Menolly had no choice but to run away. She came upon a group of fire lizards, wild relatives of the fire-breathing dragons. Her music swirled about them; she taught nine to sing, suddenly Menolly was no longer alone.
Paperbackdraginsong. Published June 1st by Aladdin Paperbacks first published March To see what dragonosng friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dragonsongplease sign up. Faerie Dragonsong takes place on a made up planet. For anyone new to the series, I would describe it as fantasy, but in the later books it dragoneong more sci-fi …more Dragonsong takes place on a made up planet. For anyone new to the series, I would describe it as fantasy, but in the later books it is more sci-fi oriented.
Essentially, thread is something which falls from space for fifty years which is referred to as a pass, periodically separated by a two-hundred year interval. It is an organism which eats anything organic and can only be nullified by fire, intense cold or full submersion in water. It is the reason dragons exist, and for context, this book is set during a pass.
A pass is named such, because thread is commonly associated by something known as, “the red star. The best way to find out more would be to dive into the series – it’s pretty self explanatory and easy to pick up. Can anyone tell me what role music played in the daily life of pern? And why It’s so important? Faerie Dragonong from thread, Pernese society and culture is very much based around music. They use songs to teach their children, ballads to record monumental, …more Aside from thread, Pernese society and culture is very much based around music.
They use songs to teach their children, ballads to record monumental, historical events, music to liven up the draglnsong of ordinary life. They even use huge drums for long distance communication.
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. Dragonsong is the book which introduces Menolly, one of the characters at the forefront of the Harperhall and its chronicles.
For a practical example, you would be best off reading Masterharper of Pern, for it tells the life of Robinton and touches on just about everything music has influenced in Pernese society – which is nearly everything in itself. See all 4 questions about Dragonsong….
Lists with This Book. A book doesn’t have to be Great Literature or even particularly good to appear on my “formative fiction” shelf, it just has to be a book with a meaning that changed me or dragonzong me to understand myself and the world in a new way.
Fortunately, Dragonsong is also a very good book trikogy its type. The best friend of my childhood was dragonsog from me in many ways: We both lived in religious households that discouraged “worldly” reading but, while my folks were strict, his were lax.
During a winter holiday sleep-over, he smuggled Dragonsong and some of its many sequels to me. We sprawled in front of the wood-stove and read all day and long into the night. I’d scrimped to save for treats and, feeling very elegant, served us Ritz crackers with Cheeze-Whiz the big jar! I was so anxious to impress, I put my finger on the side of the stove to show him how long I could stand to sizzle.
There were other sleep-overs and other books, but this is was the important one, the one I remember whenever I open a new book and read merely for the pleasure of escape draonsong another kind of life.
Menolly, the protagonist of Dragonsingerescapes in a more literal way.
Denied the expression of her natural abilities, she runs away to live independently. She fed my tomboy fantasies by living rough, making her own shelter, killing and skinning drgaonsong large bird, and taming wild animals. Just when she is settling into her new rustic life, disaster strikes.
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. It is not a complicated story, but it is well-told and the theme is universal.
It has resonated in my life as I have tried, with only some measure of success, to find a safe place where my own talents are recognized and friends who care for me not in spite of, but because of who I am. The irony for me, of course, is how that place is located in the past, with that dead boy who loved me enough to smuggle books. View all 10 comments. May 26, Jason Koivu added it. I missed my reading trioogy of opportunity for this one.
I should’ve read it when I was a prepubescent girl. Clearly young girls are the target audience for Dragonsong. Dargonsong less-than-thrilling story revolves around a girl musician. Will she or won’t she become the community’s head musician? Now she’s lost, but a dragon rider comes to the rescue. Oh, aren’t dragons ever so beautiful?
I’m so excited I could The description is lackluster as well. The la I missed my reading window of opportunity for this one. I felt forever floating in a limbo world with a couple of other mildly interesting characters. The foreword to Dragonsong was quite informative and set up the framework of the fantasy world in a way that I could readily grasp the basic laws.
However, development never progressed beyond that. I only got so far and decided to put this down. I didn’t want to force myself, yet again, to read a book I wasn’t enjoying. It’s not that Dragonsong is bad, it’s just not for me. Drayonsong all 29 comments. Nov 02, Sebastien Castell rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve read Dragonsong several times over the years and it continues to be one of my favourite Young Adult novels of all time.
Menolly is neither bad-ass warrior nor shrinking violet, but rather someone whose passion for music in all its forms combines drragonsong a strong sense of decency to carry her through the trials of living in a place where she’s not wanted, and having to make a place for herself outside her familiar home. Dragonsong neither fits the contemporary notion of Young Adult nor Middle Gr I’ve read Dragonsong several times over the years and it continues to tilogy one of my favourite Young Adult novels of all time.
Dragonsong neither fits the contemporary notion of Young Adult trilpgy Middle Grade but is instead a kind of timeless story that appealed to me both as a teenager and as an adult. Trlogy it does sit within the massive canon of Pern novels, it works perfectly well as a standalone book for those who’ve never read any of the Dragonriders books. View all 3 comments. Aug 19, Janni added it Shelves: Just reread this for the first time in years.
A bit heavy on the “Menolly is a girl, oh no!
And still the comfort read it was 20 years ago. View all 4 comments.
Jul 01, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me, this book transcends the plane of existing merely as a book. It is a dear memory wrapped so closely to my self identification for when it was introduced to me and by whom, my father.
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. The story is magical. And I love it still.
Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1) by Anne McCaffrey
View all 7 comments. The Dragon books were part of the network of books that introduced me in my teen years to fantasy and sci-fi and triloyy re-reading them years later it is encouraging to find them still as well written as I remember them. The plots still as riveting, the world-building still as thrilling and the characters still as good – well, maybe just a tiny bit more teen angst than I look for these days, but otherwise just ttrilogy good! 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 as well written as I remember them.
In Dragonsong we follow the adventures of Menolly the youngest daughter in a sea hold where everyone works brutally hard and which has no appreciation for music. Menolly is all about the music, and when the old hold Harper dies she is slowly pushed to her limits until she leaves the hold completely, to live outside during thread-fall, a thing no one believes is possible.
She impresses fire-lizards, small wild, relatives of the massive dragons and then she teaches them to sing. Still as good as when I read it years ago, as good as when it was tri,ogy in the ‘sI wonder a little if it could be as amazing to a young girl reading it today as it was to us all back then?
We has so few strong women in fiction to enchant us.