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Dragonsong (Harper Hall, Bk 1)
Dragonsong - Harper Hall, Bk 1
Author: Anne Mccaffrey
Anne McCaffrey's best-selling Harper Hall Trilogy is a wonder-filled classic of the imagination. Dragonsong, the first volume in the series, is the enchanting tale of how Menolly of Half Circle Hold became Pern's first female Harper, and rediscovered the legendary fire lizards who helped to save her world.
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ISBN-13: 9780553258523
ISBN-10: 0553258524
Publication Date: 5/1/1977
Pages: 192
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 200 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
A young fisherwoman finds the tiny cousins to the large dragons that fight the Thread that falls on Pern. This is the start of her story in which she begins the path that will make her Pern's first female Harper. This is a really good book, like most of the Pern books. This is the book that tells the story of Menolly, a character that features prominently in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read Mccaffrey's Pern series in junior high - and reread again every thousand or so books. I LOVE this series.
In the Harper Hall Triology we turn our focus to the keepers of knowledge on pern- the harpers. We delve into the life of a young girl who feels like an outsider, and who is punished for having dreams of a different life... when she runs away she discovers just how strong she is, and she solves a centuries old mystery - as well as becomes the first female harper.
A wonderful story. A shy young lady, one who feels out of touch, or anyone who feels like they don't belong will come out of this book having hope - and if you keep on with the Harper Hall trilogy you will come to love the charaters. If you haven't read the rest of the Pern series - what are you waiting for?!?
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Excellent Fantasy book and series for YA & Adults alike! I have read and reread this trilogy nearly every year for about 25 years! I've read it to my children and I plan to read it to my grandchildren.
Menolly is a true heroine for those that feel like they are out of skew with the world (i.e. Indigos, Idealists, etc.) which spends far to much energy focused on fighting over every last toy! Far better to learn to co-exist and allow the songs to well up inside you, creating a better world!
Read's short and sweet and well-written!
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Fun teen book. Cinderella story.
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I loved Anne McCaffrey's Dragonridders books. This was one of my favorites. I would recomend this book to anyone . Unfortunately we lost Ms. McCaffrey and the dragonridders of Pern.
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I had read this many years ago before reading the other Pern books and wanted to go back and refresh my memory. I loved the story and how it brings together so many of the story lines
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Easily one of the most engaging of McCaffrey's Pern series, Dragonsong offers the unique viewpoint of a 15 year-old daughter of a stern Sea Holder who finds herself unwittingly involved in the world of the dragonriders when she discovers a clutch of fire-lizard eggs. The girl's pointed loneliness and awkwardness, combined with her family's painful disapproval of her musical leanings, make her a likeable teenage protagonist and a fascinating contribution to Pern society. Through her eyes, readers see some of the more neglected levels of Pernese society from isolated Hold life to the Lower Caverns of the Weyrs where real work is done.

A quick and entertaining read.
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One of the "Junior Fiction" Pern books, set during the same events as the original Pern trilogy. This is a shorter book than most other Pern novels (less than 200 pages) with the central characters being adolescents and a somewhat more simplified plotline. Definitely NOT for little kids though, and any serious Pern fan will do themselves a big disfavor if they don't read this!