Anne McCaffrey / Jun 17, 2019

Dragondrums When his boy soprano voice begins to change Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventure

  • Title: Dragondrums
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey
  • ISBN: 9780553131895
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.

    Dragonsong Dragonsong is a science fantasy novel by the American Irish author Anne McCaffrey.Released by Atheneum Books in March , it was the third to appear set on the world Pern of the Dragonriders of Pern In its time, however, Dragonsong brought the fictional planet Pern to a new publisher, editor, and target audience of young adults, and soon became the first book in the Harper Hall of Pern trilogy. Dragonriders of Pern Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series written primarily by American Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who initiated it in Beginning in , her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne The series as of July comprises novels and several short stories Most of the short fiction has been collected in two volumes or incorporated Dragonsong Pern Harper Hall series eBook Dragonsong Pern Harper Hall series Kindle edition by Anne McCaffrey Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Dragonsong Pern Harper Hall series. Harper Hall Book Series This review is about just one book of the three, as it turns out, the last book, Dragondrums, is proving virtually impossible to read Not because of the contentbut because every third or fourth page of the book is blank, or so lightly printed you can t see it, even under a powerful light, to read it. Anne McCaffrey Der Planet Pern ist eine in Vergessenheit geratene und dadurch isolierte Kolonialwelt der FSP ber die Reihenfolge, in der man die Bcher lesen sollte, kann man streiten. The Long Sunset by Jack McDevitt, Paperback Barnes Noble Jack McDevitt is the Nebula Award winning author of The Academy series, including The Long Sunset.He attended La Salle University, then joined the Navy, drove a cab, became an English teacher, took a customs inspector s job on the northern border, and didn t write another word for a quarter century. Dragonriders of Pern Literature TV Tropes Written by Anne McCaffrey, the first Pern novella, Weyr Search, was published in Analog, an adult science fiction magazine edited by John W Campbell, in October .She kept writing them for another forty years, though later in collaboration with her son, Todd, who eventually took over the series.

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      • Anne McCaffrey

        Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 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 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 It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat.


    1. [2.5 stars] In it's defense, I'm also reading Oathbringer, so everything else seems more lackluster than usual. It was, however, my least favorite of the trilogy.

    2. Dear Mrs. McCaffrey,What were you thinking? You had done a brilliant job with the first two books in this "trilogy", so please do explain why you felt compelled to switch your focus from our beloved heroine Menolly to her rambunctious sidekick, Piemur? This is no trilogy. Do you think you can just skip ahead three years and make Menolly a peripheral player? 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 tri [...]

    3. The Dragon books were part of the network of books that introduced me in my teen years to fantasy and sci-fi and on re-reading them years later it is encouraging to find them still as well written as I remember them. The plots still as riveting, the world-building still as thrilling and the characters still as good - well, maybe just a tiny bit more teen angst than I look for these days, but otherwise just as good!Dragondrums is the third of the "Harper" books and though it also works fine as a [...]

    4. Why couldn't she have stopped at two? Why does every fantasy series have to be a trilogy or longer? This mediocre book drags the whole Harper Hall trilogy down with it.

    5. This was one of my first "adult" fantasy books and I LOVED it! My mom bought it for me one summer and I devoured it (and began my love of Pern). I just started writing little bits for a mid sized daily in our area (or at least trying - I got a couple little mini features in - but I was only in 9th grade!).Being so moved by this strange (to me) book, I decided to write Anne, never expecting to hear back, but sure enough, a great little handwritten letter found it's way into my parent's mailbox a [...]

    6. Now this - this is interesting, because it's so clearly a book meant to be read with information from other books in the series, information that the first two Harper Hall books don't have. There are a lot of political machinations that are only referenced - so much of what's going on in the southern weyr is confusing to me! - and the choice to switch protagonists is an interesting one, too.The resolution is less satisfying. I have no idea why Piemur wants to stay, nor do I think his motivations [...]

    7. Like many who read this book, I felt disappointed when I started it. I was expecting to read a continuation of the story of our dear Menolly but curiously the author chose to leave it aside and tell us the story of a less interesting character. The only good thing I can find is the fact that, through the story of the central character, we are following some interesting developments like the further maturation of Menolly, beyond that could not find anything interesting. The median rating comes wi [...]

    8. Each Pern novel can be read as a stand alone, but Dragondrums is the third book in the Harper Hall trilogy so if you want to read the books in the order, head over to Dragonsong (book 1) and Dragonsinger (book 2).The story starts at the end of Dragonsinger where Menolly is made a Journeyman. Piemur prepares himself for a big event where he will be the lead singer until his voice breaks and he realises that his one and only ability which made him special has now disappeared.But Piemur is very far [...]

    9. When I picked this book up to read, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a continuation of Menolly's story. I wanted more about her. I wanted to watch Menolly and Sebell develop their relationship! Once again, I had to remind myself that these are not romance novels. But I quickly got over my disappointment as I was taken into Piemur's world. He is all set to start practicing the part of Lessa in a new song to be performed, when his voice cracks. Piemur has never been thrilled with singing [...]

    10. I enjoyed this conclusion to the Harper Hall Trilogy despite the fact that Menolly isn't the main character. I like Piemur and enjoyed reading as his story unfolded. There was enough of Menolly & other characters I enjoy to keep me happy.

    11. Despite the change in focus from Menially to Piemur I still really enjoyed this book. When Piemur's voice broke rather than destroy his career it opened up a multitude of opportunities for him. Piemur soon finds himself using his skills to gather information for the Master Harper. Its entertaining reading about the situations he manages to get himself into and out of.

    12. The story starts at the end of Dragonsinger where Menolly is made a Journeyman. Piemur prepares himself for a big event where he will be the lead singer until his voice breaks and he realises that his one and only ability which made him special has now disappeared.But Piemur is very far from having just this one ability and Master Robinton knows how precious Piemur is. That is why Piemur is seemingly hired as a drums apprentice when in fact he is asked to becoming the Master Harper's ears and ey [...]

    13. After devoting two novels to Menolly's struggles at the Harper Hall, McCaffrey changed her focus to Piemur, who played a substantial role in the first novel and the second novel as a foil to Menolly's excellence on instruments. He was a scamp and a rascal and befriended her. At the beginning of this novel, his voice broke, and his role as a singer was dashed.McCaffrey who wrote the White Dragon barely a year before this book, then can put Piemur on the Southern Continent and describe what happen [...]

    14. Don't go into this book expecting much Menolly; this is Piemur's book. 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.We do get some updates on Menolly, but she's older and established within the Hall hierarchy, and McCaffrey's decided to explore other bits of the Pern landscape using Piemur instead. Again, this is good for gettin [...]

    15. I remember distinctly not liking this book as much as the other two of this series when I read it back as a child (oh, yes I was doing a reread bit for a couple days), but it turns out that it's actually a fun book! I think it was just that Ms McCaffrey changed the focus of the story from my beloved friend Menolly and moved over to a newer face with Piemur. Piemur isn't a bad sort, just a rather impetuous boy who gets in a lot of trouble. There is some fun with the politics of Pern in the backgr [...]

    16. Surprisingly captivating and exciting read. Really makes you feel for Piemur as he tries to find his place as his whole world collapses around his ears, and the journey with him is particularly rewarding when he finds his own purpose. It's a shame that his personality seemed to take a 180 degree turn towards the end, once he met Sharra. What is it about that girl that changes so many endearing boys to snobs? That said, Piemur's snark is still there, and having "accompanied" him on his adventures [...]

    17. The focus shifts from Menolly to a young imp who is at the Harper Hall but doesn't take his skill as seriously as Menolly: Piemur. This is another delightful adventure. I think this book proved so popular that McCaffrey almost had no choice but to include him in further stories about Pern. Again, as in the first two books of this series, these are suitable for kids unlike the regular Pern series. I've reread this series over and over and must remember to do so again in the near future!

    18. The finale of the trilogy focuses is set three turns (years) after the events in the previous two books. This time the book centres around the young Piemur as his life changes due to his voice breaking.The opening chapters of this book are a little clumsy as McCaffrey tries to weave in the essential parts of the previous two books. However it still remains an absolute favourite.

    19. And Piemur gets the spotlight he deserves. I love Piemur, but in this book I have a few more issues regarding reactions to something huge Piemur does and the relationship between two characters. Still an old favorite though and I appreciate being able to come to it with a new light.

    20. I like Piemur, but I don't LOVE Piemur. And I felt like I just was reading for more snippets of Menolly and Sebell mostly.

    21. I liked this one almost as much as the first two. 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. Dragondrums included a lot of political stuff that I didn't understand, and I assume that is explained in The White Dragon. I am liking these books enough to possibly go back to the beginning and read all th [...]

    22. Finished the third in the Harper Hall trilogy which switched points of view from misfit Menolly to one of my favorite mischievous boys in literature: Piemur, the undersized soprano and con man with a sharp wit and kind heart. When his voice breaks, Piemur needs to find his new place in the world. Another satisfying read, recommended for high school and YA.

    23. Dans ce tome, on s'intéresse à Piemur, qui doit changer d'affectation, parce qu'il est en train de muer. Il se voit enseigner l'art des tambours. Il va se rendre dans le continent méridional pour savoir ce que manigancent les anciens, qui deviennent un peu suspectsJe commence à vraiment envie de revoir le cycle principal. J'ai trouvé un peu long, sauf la fin (avec Farli et Stupide), ahhh ces paysages, ça fait rêver et j'ai envie de continuer mon exploration.

    24. Avis tiré de mon blog :Encore une superbe réussite pour ce troisième tome des harpistes. Toujours une relecture et une nouvelle découverte pour moi.On change de point de vue cette fois ci, on suis les aventures de Piemur. Le pauvre vient de perdre sa voix, il mue. Envolé les rêves de chanter pour l’opéra écrit spécialement pour lui par son professeur préféré. Mais une nouvelle page démarre pour lui car il devient en quelque sorte un aide du Harpiste en chef en étant à l'atelier [...]

    25. Out of the three books, this one is the best even though the main character switches from Menolly to her best friend. I found a lot of similarities in the rivarly of Peimer and the drum hall boys (as Menolly struggled with in the 2nd book with the girls), but overall I found this one a more exciting read with more world of Pern things going on. I was disappointed in the unanswered questions this book left especially what are the fire lizards special role and why is everyone so obsessed with them [...]

    26. As one might discern from my list I am a huge Anne McCaffrey fan. I have been reading her books since the fifth grade and have loved them always. They always transport me. When I pick up one now it is like going home. When I was a pre-teen and teen I read the first 8-9 starting with Dragonsinger almost every year so those are the ones I am the most familiar with. Also the Crystal Singer and Restoree. As I got older and had less time to indulge in reading and re-reading (dang! I miss those days) [...]

    27. First of all, NO. Second of all, a begrudging FINE (grumblegrumblegrumble).Here's the deal: this series started off so so awesome, and while the second book wasn't as great, it still seemed to be leading up to something. But what it led up to was a story about somebody else, and oh yeah, Menolly is still here and grown up and doing fine. And I'm just grumpy and scowling and not in the mood to be jerked around by authors like this. Pfffttt! That's what I think about that. At the same time, I can' [...]

    28. This is really a 3 1/2 star book for me. ( WHY DON'T YOU HAVE 1/2 STARS) It was quite a bit different from the 2nd novel in the trilogy which is my favorite of the series. This novel switched the focus to politics and the main character from Menolly to Piemur. The location also shifted away from the Harper Hall to other locations throught Pern. The Harper’s are such an integral part of Pern and while the story moved from the Hall to various Holds and Weyrs, we see through the apprentice’s ey [...]

    29. Another wonderful, wander full, full of wonder coming of age story. The story is extremely well told by Sally Darling. The protagonist and his group of characters are the truly good and smart ones who outwit the less goodly and intelligent characters they interact with. The story is interesting and veers in unexpected directions and ends with a complete but appropriate surprise. I have enjoyed this entire series and look forward to more tales of Pern and its inhabitants.

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