Dragonsinger (Harper Hall Trilogy) [Anne McCaffrey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Menolly flees her home, because she is not. Menolly needs more than music’s power in the second book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling. Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey – Menolly needs more than music’s power to make it as a Harper in the second book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within.

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Do you think that you can write a slow-moving, rather repetitive adventure story that lacks the resonance of the first two books in this trilogy, and we won’t notice?

Else rated it liked it. Which reminds me, I was shelving books at the library the other day, and I discovered Anne McCaffrey’s written dragonslnger slew of other books of course; I just never really thought of her outside of the Pern books.

NB – You can get the rest of Menolly’s story in The White Dragon, which I think can be read before this one if you’re feeling impatient.

This page was last edited on 22 Marchat I found it delightful reading, even better re-reading and in many ways a better storyline than the book which immediately precedes it. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Another thing I liked even though I thought I wouldn’t is that there is no love story.

Many things were not made clear. I especially love the detailed music-specific bits–what is it like to play in a string quartet, sight-reading the music, with some the best musicians on your planet?

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. Then, the Masterharper of Pern finds her after looking for the one that has written the songs that ar This is the second book in the Harper Hall Trilogy and it follows Menolly as she comes to the Harper Hall to become and apprentice. By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing.



To ask other readers questions about Dragondrumsplease sign up. She is so talented in music and as a song writer that it is such a shame. I think I would have understood and liked it a little more in the context of the whole series; I was reading the Harper Hall trilogy, but it looks like there’s another book— The White Dragon —that comes between Dragonsinger and Dragondrums.

Happily for Menolly, she isn’t lonely for long. It’s a shame that his personality seemed to take a degree turn towards the end, once he met Sharra. He also is bright and clever. On change de point de vue cette fois ci, on suis les aventures de Piemur. I like Piemur and enjoyed reading as his story unfolded.

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But the holdless girl had first to overcome many heartaches in this strange new life. It’s interesting to look a my old paperback copy of this. But the second and third books are only ok.

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Girl forced to stay with strict innkeeper. He ends annd in the Southern Continent with a fire lizard queen that he impresses. I like the covers from my childhood books, shown here, best!


Add to Cart Add to Cart. This makes everything change for him at the Harper Hall. This is no trilogy. But the holdless girl had first to overcome many heartaches in this strange new life. As she comes to the Harper Hall, she is not accepted well by the other girls.

Why couldn’t she have stopped dragonsingger two? He’s a pretty entertaining character usually so you’d think that’s a good thing, but in this installment he manages to take a personal journey similar to Menolly’s in Dragonsong, and frankly he gets a little boring. I feel like I keep saying “I don’t really mind–“, heh.

Want to Read saving…. So when McCaffrey published her Pern novels, they took the world by storm. But my grief will never go.


With the initial two adult Pern books, McCaffrey’s dragonslnger something with the standard trope of women as objects. Instead of freeing women from this predicament – as might be the expected feminist direction – or confronting us with it and showing us the dark ramifications dragoneinger this – as might be Ursula K. She gets along well enough with the boys and as well with the Masterharper and several others in high offices.

The story starts at the end of Dragonsinger where Menolly is made a Journeyman. Lists with This Book. Young Adult Library Services Association. The median rating comes with the utmost leniency.