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Return to Book Dragonsinber. Preview — Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey. Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words.
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To ask other readers questions about Dragonsingerplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 02, Sebastien Castell rated it it was amazing Shelves: I won’t go into depth as this is a book I’ve read several times since first encountering it as a teenager ages ago and there are literally hundreds of detailed reviews. One thing that inspires me about Dragonsinger, though, is that it doesn’t follow the contemporary form of having everything go wrong for the main character all the way through until the end.
In contrast, Menolly actually succeeds in almost every chapter–a victory for her shared with the reader–and yet somehow McCaffrey still ma I won’t go into depth as this is a book I’ve read several times since first encountering it as a teenager ages ago and there are literally hundreds of detailed reviews. In contrast, Menolly actually succeeds in almost every chapter–a victory for her shared with the mccaffery yet annee McCaffrey still made the drama feel genuine throughout.
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.
I absolutely love this character. She has been through so much with a father who would hold her back from music because she is a girl. Dragondinger is so talented in music and as a song writer draglnsinger it is such a shame. They did whatever they could to hamper her dream of music. 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 vragonsinger to the Harper Hall to become and apprentice.
Then, the Masterharper of Pern finds her after looking for the one that has written the songs that are so loved. She is taken as Masterharper Robinton’s apprentice.
As she comes to the Harper Hall, she is not accepted well by the other girls. She is more talented than them, she outranks them and she has nine fire lizards. So they are cruel as girls will be. Menolly takes everything in stride even though she is modest and often times questions when good things happen to her. The harpers all see dragonsinnger talented she is. This book takes you on her first week in the harper hall with all her troubles and new friendships and how she grows.
Soon, she realizes she does belong and in the end is made a Dragonsingrr. It is a well deserved honor. These are such fantastic books and Menolly is such a great character.
My favorite of the Harper Hall books! There’s something so satisfying about Menolly, who went through hell in the first book, being treated like a princess, and shown around the Harper Hall. Getting new clothes, meeting new friends, finding out that her scarred hand will heal. View all 4 comments. Aug 19, Janni added it Shelves: Dragonsinger is very much one of those books that, while on the surface about mfcaffrey, the protagonist, is a young musician who’s just gotten the chance to train professionally, essentially, mccaffgey earlier being told she had no right to play at dragoonsinger really about pursuing any art.
Dragonsinger falls a bit more strongly toward believing that artists are somehow a little different than others, something I’m not convinced of. But mostly it gets things right, and there’s one thing I noticed t Dragonsinger is very much one of those books that, while on the surface about music–Menolly, the protagonist, is a young musician who’s just gotten the chance to train professionally, essentially, after earlier being told she had no right to play at all–is really about pursuing any art.
But mostly it gets things right, and there’s one thing I noticed draognsinger time that I hadn’t really before: Menolly is a bit self-depreciating about her music at first, because she’s been told for so long it wasn’t worth much. So when she also claims her music isn’t very good, and keeps pointing to all the things she needs to learn–in earlier readings I thought it unwarranted modesty, dragosinger lack of acceptance of her own skill.
But this reading, I think I get it more: Menolly isn’t modest because she fails to accept her own skill. She’s modest precisely because of that skill–she’s so good, she can see all she has to learn, while a lesser musician, who couldn’t see all Menolly can, would be more likely to accept his playing as pretty good. Menolly’s modesty isn’t a denial of her skill; it’s a direct consequence of it.
Dragonsinger : Harper Of Pern
I find myself pondering now whether believing without reservation that you’re good at a craft is beginner territory, and whether qnne at least a sense of still having a lot to learn–is a sign of dragonzinger gained some amount of skill, rather than of mccaffrsy it. Dragonsinger is also very much about how even when you have things to learn, though, that doesn’t mean your work lacks merit, or can’t be enjoyed even in its imperfect state–or that those imperfections will always even get in the way of what the work is trying to do.
Which is something Menolly does still have to learn: View all 3 comments. This is a continuation of the previous book Drangonsong, and on this re-read I read them sequentially, though when I first discovered these books Dfagonsinger did not have that luxury.
Though it helps to have read Drangonsong first, McCaffrey comes from the generation of authors where you did NOT publish a book that could not stand on its own a talent that as a society, we seem to have, MOST regrettably, lostso it is quite possible to read this book as a standalone. Menolly has been brought to the Harpe This is a continuation of the previous book Drangonsong, and on this re-read I read them sequentially, though when I first discovered these books I did not have that luxury.
Menolly has been brought to the Harper Hold, her ability with her nine fire-lizards brought her to the attention of The Master Harper and then he discovered she was the ‘lost’ apprentice from her hold, who had written those amazing songs mccaftrey everyone wants more of.
The child prodigy is an eternal prototype in fiction, here McCaffrey shows everyone how to do it best: Menolly has to overcome her dratonsinger to allow herself to mcczffrey, fit in, learn and take her proper place in the Harper Hold.
I found it delightful reading, even better re-reading and in many ways a better storyline draagonsinger the book which immediately precedes it. Another enthralling science fiction work from the late, great Anne McCaffrey.
Dec 18, Harold Ogle rated it liked it Shelves: Back when McCaffrey wrote this, before Star Xragonsingerthere was very little presence of fantasy in pop culture.
Sure, there was plenty of good fantasy to read if you knew where to look, but for most of the general populace, awareness of fantasy was limited to The Lord of the Ringswhich had been published twenty years ddragonsinger.
So when McCaffrey published her Pern novels, they took the world by storm. Everywhere I went, growing up, Pern and Lord of the Rings merchandise abounded. Calendars, atlases, video games, lunch boxes, T-shirts, posters, costumes, toys, stuffed animals: I have to admit, I was turned off and intimidated by all the hype, and so it was this long before I got around to reading them. It is a good read, even if the break between the first and second books seems arbitrary.
Dragonsinger : Anne McCaffrey :
Reading series installments back-to-back can often lead to dissatisfaction with voice, style, and even thematic changes, as the author has changed in the time it took between writing different volumes. So it is here: Dragonsinger picks up the narrative of Dragonsong without any pause more than a paragraph break.
There are no explanations of setting, background, personality or appearance of characters from the first book, or anything else. The break between novels does make some sense, if you can accept the premise that a break was needed at all.
Our heroine, Menolly, was isolated and on her own in the first book. It was almost a Robinson Crusoe story of survival against the elements, ending with her joyous acceptance back into society.
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This book is about schooland as mccaaffrey it somewhat feels like a precursor to Harry Potter and all its imitators, if they were set in a music college in a medieval setting But this is not a dragoneinger about magic: She is exceptionally talented as a musician, lyricist, and composer, but it takes quite some time for her to first recognize that these things are important and praiseworthy. She moves from self-doubt to self-confidence, makes some enemies and makes some friends.
Following this very nice story, our dear Menolly is in the best place to fulfill her dream of becoming a musician. In this music school dragonsnger meets all the people who can help her to show off her talent but also others who are putting obstacles and competing her. In this world full of opportunities and challenges, she is having difficulties to adapt, but with the help of her little wingers friends have all the resources to succeed while discovering that what she can offer is not just music.
All thi Following this very nice story, our dear Menolly is in the best place to fulfill her dream of becoming a musician. All this in a book that may not have the emotional intensity of the mcccaffrey one – although the touching moments are not missing – but it is interesting, as it deepens even more the character of Menolly and in the Pern society.
This and the optimistic tone makes this book particularly dagonsinger, a very good continuation before the end of this story.
Nov 15, Shellie rated it mvcaffrey was amazing Recommends it ahne Read it as a teenager and was sad to see the author was gaining in years. Eagerly awaited each of her books dragnsinger read them in one sitting as often as I could. I have read these books countless times and own all except one that I can’t find anymore will check on line. Anne McCaffrey is amazing and a gift to readers.
What a drag she is done writing!!!! Oct 09, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: Menolly’s story continues and the books continue to be enjoyable. Not great literature, but nice. I would strongly discourage my daughters from reading this because it encourages a certain kind of female I can’t stand: Blanket dismissals of the other girls abound, and the mccafftey ones she gets along with are the ones who are useful to her, either through being in charge of the “women’s” work, or in helping her take down her female rivals.