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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The characters are enjoyable, Harper Hall is a favorite location of mine, everyone wants a firelizard after reading this qnne, and its a quick but excellent read.

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At times, I thought you could easily walk from one settlement to another in a day, which made me confused when the dragons needed to teleport between settlements rather than just flying. There are swarming hordes of old people indistinguishable from one another except for varying rates of smelly grossness and sources of embarrassment. The other thing that I really mccaffrwy about this story is that it has a fairly narrow focus. Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s.

Their primary geographical settings are not distant in space yet worlds apart: And so we have Menolly, the girl who is really good at music, but girls aren’t supposed to be musicians don’tcha know, so shut up Menolly and go chop vegetables.

Dragonsong is the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy and the first Dragonriders of Pern book that I’ve read. She was a fine storyteller. Dragonsong By Anne McCaffrey. Price may vary by retailer. We sprawled in front of the wood-stove and read mcacffrey day and long into the night.


Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1) by Anne McCaffrey

She also discovers a nest of the legendary fire-lizardssmaller versions of the giant dragons that defend Pern from Thread. View all 10 comments. Not that Menolly is an insipid character either, but in some ways her quiet determination against adversity is even more appealing than a wise cracking go getter.

Or the unabashed use of storytelling elements–such as psychic bonds with hyper-intelligent animals–that may have been stylish at the time, but are embarrassing to wear in public today. Indeed this is the book where Robinton really becomes a truly awesome character, just as wily in bringing a shy, mistreated girl out of her shell as when engaging in politics, not to mention bucking yet more traditions and gaining a gifted young apprentice into the bargain.

There’s a convincing sense of ecology to Pern, and of a society where the smaller settlements have had to revert to hunting and gathering, since staying in the open can be deadly to people, domesticated animals, and crops. Oh, aren’t dragons ever so beautiful? But the number of magnificent dragons who have protected this world and the men and women who ride them are dwindling.

But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams.

Dragonriders of Pern video game Dragonriders: I’ve read Dragonsong several times over the years and it continues to be one of my favourite Young Adult novels of all time. What’s the Name o She’s innocent, artistic, the forest creatures love her.

Menolly finds a safe cave near the sea and makes it her new home. Well, let’s press on. Menolly instructs the children carefully as her parents expect her to.

Still, its a necessary part of the Pernverse for any enthusiast.

It is the reason dragons exist, and for context, this book is set during a pass. I must have gotten it at a Scholastic book sale or similar, because I distinctly remember that I bought it because: Oharan approaches her and asks her to sing with him, which she does. As sarcastic as I am about Dragonsong here, this was enjoyable to read. Dragonsong serves both as an introduction for young adult readers to the Dragonrider series, an examination of gender roles and tradition in their society and perhaps in oursas well as a I just reread this for the first time in 17 years To view it, click here.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate This book, part of a series, is about a young woman that associates with magnificent dragons. It is an organism which eats anything organic and can only be nullified by fire, intense cold or full submersion in water. Edwards Award for her “lifetime contribution in draglnsong for teens”.

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Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

This is one of the clearest examples I can think of in fantasy and science fiction of leaving the past and pushing into the drgaonsong. Dragonsong Anne McCaffrey Limited preview – Menolly is shocked to find others at the Weyr have fire-lizards and that the creatures’ discovery and potential has become a point of deep interest to dragonriders.

Dragons were my ponies, Koivu. It’s a simply written book, probably just fine for the YA audience, which is what I was when I first read it after all. Luckily there dragonwong many.