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Title:Dragonsong (Harper Hall Trilogy, Book 1)
Authors:Anne McCaffrey
Info:Aladdin (2003), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 208 pages
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Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey


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I haven't devoured a book in a single session in a long time! I got swept away! ( )
  yonitdm | Jan 18, 2017 |
I seem to be reviewing these as I reread them.

By the time she wrote this one, McCaffrey seems to have had enough of a society that limits women. Menolly is born into that society but rejects it and by the end of the book is promised the life she always wanted.

The book concentrates more on the 'song' half of the title than the 'dragon' half. It takes the developments of Dragonflight and Dragonquest as given, and parts of the story will not make much sense to those who haven't read them. Those parts however, while important to the series, don't really matter to this book.
1 vote MarthaJeanne | Nov 12, 2016 |
The introductions of fire lizards and Menolly the first female Harper on Pern. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
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  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
This is another book I read long ago. When it first came out, there weren't a lot of fantasy books for young adults that had strong female characters that were competent and kind. This was one. It is definitely a product of its time with Menolly being told that girls can't be Harpers. What struck me was how resourceful she was. She learned how to live on her own and grew in her confidence throughout the book. I look forward to re-reading the sequel.

I think it is good for any young person or adult to read. If you enjoy fantasy and want a soft introduction into the world of Pern, this is a good choice. Some of the people mentioned are in the "adult" opening trilogy (the trilogy in publication order, that is). ( )
  Jean_Sexton | May 6, 2016 |
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To Beth Blish who stands first in line for a dragon - behind me!
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Almost as if the elements, too, mourned the death of the gentle old Harper, a southeaster blew for three days, locking even the burial barge in the safety of the Dock Cavern.
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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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On the planet Pern, after her father forbids her to indulge in music in any way, fifteen-year-old Menolly, runs away and takes shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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