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by Anne McCaffrey

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Series: Pern: Harper Hall Trilogy {Anne McCaffrey} (1), Pern ((Harper Hall trilogy) 9th pass), Dragonriders of Pern: Chronological Order (18)

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Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.
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This is "How to Train Your Fire Lizard".
This book is about Menolly, a girl that leaves home because she feels useless and no one let's her be an harper just because she is a girl. She decides to go live with fire lizards instead of living with those closed-minded people (good choice).
I still don't know much about this world after reading this book but it seems interesting.
Overall, this is a sweet story. The book ends well so I don't know if I'll read the other two yet. I liked it but didn't love it. Read it if you like a cute story and dragons/fire lizards. ( )
  elderlingfae | Aug 11, 2022 |
Aww... the place I started back in the long-ago days. :) Song/singer still 2 of my favs of the series. ( )
  Malaraa | Apr 26, 2022 |
Ann McCaffrey's death last week got me thinking about Pern again, so I'm re-reading Dragonsong, the first book in the Harper's series which was my favorite part of the Pern saga when I first read it back in the 70's when I was in HS.
It's a very fast read, not very fleshed out but a decent intro to the more detailed second and third novels. ( )
  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
Nbd, just a thoroughly delightful fantasy in a unique setting AND a story of a girl overcoming abusive parents (realistically, with help) to start making a life for herself. ( )
  MoonLibrary | Nov 21, 2021 |
Anne McCaffrey is the quintessential writer of fantasy books pertaining to dragons. These books are always wonderful, well written, and perfectly characterized. All of her series are great but the ones that take place on Pern are the best of all. The first time I read thisd novel I did not enjoy it all that much but upon re-reading it I realized just how good it actually is. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
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Alkım, Barış EmreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Call, GregCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Darling, SallyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fairbrother-Roe, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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The oppressed escapes.
Her music like a haiku.
Will not plagiarise.

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