Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey(94 ratings)
|Submitted by Emily |
I've already read this book like 5 times and it is soooo good. I think my favourite part is when Menolly finds the Fire Lizards.
|Submitted by Ryan Hedgcorth |
"Dragonsong" is the first of Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall of Pern trilogy which focuses on my favorite Pern character, Menolly. In this first story, Menolly is the youngest child and daughter of Yanus, Sea Holder at Half-Circle Sea Hold in Benden Hold. Although she displays astounding musical talents, Menolly's father will have none of it. After the death of Petiron, the old Harper, Menolly is allowed to sign only to give the children their teaching songs. But when Elgion, the new Harper, arrives at Half-Circle Sea Hold, Menolly is forbidden to play ever again. Literally adding injury to insult, Menolly sustains a grevious wound to her hand while cleaning fish. But just as it ooks at if life could not get any worse for Menolly, a wonderful thing happens. She impresses a clutch of nine fire lizards. In her miniature queen Beauty and the rest of the clutch, Menolly has a chorus of fire lizards who harmonize with her in a most amazing way. Meanwhile, Harper Elgion is having a problem, because he has been ordered by Master Harper Robinton to discover the prodigal talent Petrion has discovered. In his last message the Old Harper had sent two of the loveliest melodies Robinton had ever heard. But clearly none of the young lads at Half-Circle Sea Hold has a whit of musical talent and Yanus makes up some story about a foundling sent back to his own hold. Will some one come to solve the mystery of the missing musical talent?
|Submitted by michele |
I loved this book, along with all the other Pern books. I havent read them all yet, but I'm captured by every one. Anne McCaffrey has a way of making Pern a planet that isn't perfect, it still has problems, and everything doesn't happen for a good reason, but you still want to be there.
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