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From the queen of fantasy comes the Harper Hall trilogy, in which Menolly becomes Perns first female harper and rediscovers the legendary fire lizards who help to save her world....

Title : Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums
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Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums Reviews

  • Teresa Okesonprater
    2018-08-09 23:41

    Oh my I have read and re-read thesebookssomany times over the years. Old friends

  • Kathleen May
    2018-07-30 19:25

    I've lost count on how many times I've read this series... If you love Pern, you'll love the Harper Hall!NOTE: I even think the author recommends this ... but, I found reading in this order makes the story flow better:DragonflightDragonquestthen: Harper Hall Trilogythen: White Dragon ...Enjoy!

  • Jenny
    2018-07-30 16:18

    This is my all time favorite fantasy book! I read it as a youth and I've probably read it 100 times...my book has fallen apart. It's got 3 books in one and many other books related to these but out of the ones I've read its my fav. The others get a little too much for me. It's about a young girl who has a musical talent although she is told she is not allowed to use it. From that time on she decides to live alone and from there her true adventure begins...Dragons and a world that seems so primitive yet if you read Dragonsdawn you will find it's actually set in the future but the've forgotten as years and years have gone by.Her planet that she lives on is called Pern. After she leaves her family to live alone she rescues some eggs only to find that they have tiny dragons. She lives alone until something happens and is rescued and brought to another part of her planet. As she heals she makes friends and is brought to a special school that teaches her to use her talents.I can't explain better but if you like this kind of stuff you will enjoy it. Everytime I read it I get lost in the book and I myself enjoy the adventure she embarks on.

  • Nico Lune
    2018-08-17 18:29

    Thanks to my sister Chelsea, I got a chance to read this great story. I love the coming of age stories in a world that is not unlike our own, except there are dragons that protect the people from a threat that is beyond their control. Although it has been years since I was a 15 year old misunderstood girl, I was transported back to that time when the tunnel vision of my own personal tragedies of growing overshadowed the more relevant issues that were happening outside of the scope of my vision.

  • Dietmar
    2018-08-19 18:37

    Read in Memory of Anne McCaffrey - it must have been about 20 years back I last read those 3 books included in this omnibus version (Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums) and this re-read felt like coming home. The books haven't lost any of their magic. To me these 3 and "The White Dragon" are Anne MaCaffreys best books in the Pern-Series. I cannot highly recommend the books - also for reading them again after some time.

  • Heather
    2018-07-22 22:35

    I'm currently reading this series out loud to my husband. These were the books that hooked me on Pern specifically and Anne McCaffrey in general. It's been nearly a decade since I've re-read them, and I'm just as hooked now as ever. I can't wait to get through this trilogy and into the Dragonriders (again) next.

  • Alison Swearingen
    2018-08-04 21:33

    I enjoyed reading about Pern from another angle - that of the Harpers and general non-dragonriders. I like how McCaffrey tied everything I read about the harpers, specifically Menolly and Piemur, in the first 3 books into this series. Everything came together well and I think each of these books was quite well done.

  • Georgen Charnes
    2018-07-31 15:29

    I have reread this series many times. The first two books are about an unloved girl finding her place in the world.

  • Catherine
    2018-08-10 17:41

    4.5 stars. Great series for any person who enjoys fantasy.

  • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
    2018-07-19 23:24

    In Dragonsong, we find Menolly, youngest daughter of Half Circle Sea Hold is a talented musican and songwriter much to the dismay of her parents. Who don't want her to be twiddling with music. Menolly is encouraged by Harper Petiron and understands her better than her family does. Petiron sends two of Menolly's songs to Masterharper Robinton because he believes in her that much. When Petiron dies Menolly feels strangely alone with him gone. Menolly's family expects her to mind her manners now that Harper Petiron is gone and awaiting the new Harper to come. Menolly is injured and it crushes her dreams to be a Harper. Then Menolly runs away from Half Circle Sea Hold. Can anyone find her? Does her family care? Your answers await you in Dragonsong. In Dragonsinger, we find Menolly in her first days as an apprentice at Harper Hall after being found at Benden Weyr's Hatching by Masterharper Robinton. Menolly discovers that her songs have been circulated all over Pern and that Harper's everywhere have been looking for her only they didn't know it. Menolly finds is has alot to learn and has not made very many friends. Piemur takes Menolly under his wing so to speak at Harper Hall. Menolly also has nine fire lizards which does not endear her to many people either. As Menolly struggles to fit in and make a place for herself. Will Menolly find her way? Will she be happy? Your answers await you in Dragonsinger. In Dragondrums, we find Menolly settled at Harper Hall along with her friends Sebell and Piemur. Piemur while singing a solo loses his voice due to puberty much to his dismay. Masterharper Robinton has a plan for Piemur. Piemur is to go to the drumheights and learn while being Masterharper's unofficial apprentice. Piemur learns drum code very easily and wants to do a good job of it. Piemur goes on special assignments for Masterharper. Can Piemur find a new purpose? Will he be happy again? Your answers await in Dragondrums.

  • Lisa
    2018-08-17 23:45

    I loved this series! I was explaining to a friend how I absolutely adored anything dragon, and she suggested Anne McCaffrey to me, as she read a lot of her books as a teenager. She found these books and let me borrow them, and I’m so grateful she did. If you like fantasy books, interesting new worlds, young characters who come of age and achieve so much growth, then this is the series for you. The first two books focus on Menolly. She is the daughter of a sea holder, with a great amount of musical talent. However, it has been the tradition for Harpers (musicians of Pern) to be male, and her parents do all they can to remind her of that. But because Menolly cannot give up the music she knows to be a part of her, she leaves her hold and finds herself becoming “impressed” upon 9 fire lizards – cousins to the dragons of Pern that are held in much esteem by the citizens. The third book also includes Menolly, but is mostly focused on her friend Piemur who is also coming of age and learning how to use his abilities to his fullest, and to help others. Again, I cannot stress how much I enjoyed these books, and I definitely want to read more of McCaffrey’s Pern books (there are so many!). There is a lot of information/background that could make more sense if a person has read the other Pern books, but not so much that the reader couldn’t figure things out and enjoy the stories. Although YA in nature, there are definitely more adult-like themes in the third book. But after having read so many PNR books lately (which can be very explicit), it was nice to read something a bit lighter, but with much of the fantasy I like to escape in.(I actually read each book separately, but I understand it is also available bundled.)

  • Lizzie
    2018-07-31 20:34

    I have previously owned and read this series. My paperback set of these three Harper Hall novels had literally fallen apart. I purchased this hardcover trilogy to replace them. In the background and weaving through the stories of the dragons are the stories of the harpers. Harpers serve an important part in an agricultural society. Through song they record history and even science. Through word, actions, and songs they affect the politics. If you enjoyed this series, you should also look for The Masterharper of Pern book.I have loved the Dragonriders of Pern since I read the first one from my science fiction book club about 35 years ago. My daughter read them all as she was growing up and eventually purchased her own set. It is getting difficult to find these as publishers stop publishing paper books and older sci fi writers like Anne McCaffrey pass away. I recently had to replace my original hardcover sci fi book club version as it fell apart from how many times it has been read.These is an excellent series to read as an adult or to a child, or for an older child to read on their own. (The ones written by Ms. McCaffrey's son I would not give to a child under 14.) Anne McCaffrey will be missed and her estate only allows a certain person to write in the world of Pern, so it is unlikely there will be any additional books. I have reread the harper trilogy and all the dragonrider books by Anne at least ten times, and some of the books even more often.

  • Julie
    2018-07-21 15:38

    Dragonsong was my introduction to the world of Pern. I first picked a slim paperback of Dragonsong when I was in junior high school and immediately fell in love with everything about it. The young heroine, Menolly, who is trying to build a better life for herself; the tiny fire lizards; the huge dragons and their telepathically-linked riders who protect the planet from the threat of THREAD falling from the sky; the guild of singers who carry information from place to place; and most of all, Master Harper Robinton. Dragonsinger carries on the story of Menolly and is equally as good. Menolly is also a character in Dragondrums, but the book's protagonist is a young boy named Peimur, and it is not quite as fun a read as the first two books. I read these books (usually skipping Dragondrums), as well as all the Pern books, several times over in my teens and early twenties, and never tired of them. And although it has now been many years since I have picked up a Pern novel, the images, characters and places are so real that I can conjure them up in an instant. Dragonsong and Dragonsinger are two of my favorite books of all time, which I enthusiastically recommend to every young girl with an active imagination.

  • craige
    2018-08-09 23:45

    So, I finished this in a few commutes plus one night in bed. I admit that that night I read it in bed, I stayed up later than I had intended because I was curious to see what would happen. But, overall, I was not drawn in to the book or by the characters. The main character is a 15-year-old girl who is misunderstood by her parents. But at age 32, I am over feeling like that, so I do not relate at all. Maybe if I had read this when I was a pre-teen I would have gotten into it more. Also, although I enjoy fantasy every now and then, I found that I had to work too hard to imagine the locations. Am I just a lazy reader? Because I feel like when I have read other fantasy novels I have not had to work so hard to imagine the locations. -----Tracy* (not Eva) recommended this. When Jeff saw me reading it, he said, "now you're really geeking out!" I looked over at him, glanced down at his book about the boy wizard, and raised one eyebrow. "At least this one is rooted in reality," he said, trying to keep from losing the battle. *I should note that I don't think Tracy actively recommended it to me. I think I was bored one day and was bookmooching books that my friends have marked with 5 stars. In future, I will make sure they enjoyed those books as adults first.

  • Jennifer
    2018-07-20 17:35

    I love Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books. Come on - riding dragons! What’s not to love? But my favorite McCaffrey books are actually the “Harper Hall Trilogy” books, “DragonSong,” “DragonSinger,” and “DragonDrums.” In this trilogy we meet Menolly, a musically gifted 15-year old girl growing up in an isolated community with rigid rules. She’s put in charge of teaching children the traditional songs, but forbidden from making her own music. Over the course of the trilogy, we follow Menolly’s journey as she runs away from home, gains self-confidence and independence, and is finally recognized for her talents. I returned to this trilogy over and over growing up, and it never failed to delight. If you’re a fan of McCaffrey’s works but haven’t yet read these books, I highly recommend them. Jennifer Quintenz, author of Thrall (Daughters Of Lilith, Book One).

  • Gere Lewis
    2018-08-19 21:35

    DRAGONSONGOkay, Menolly's family sucks... HARD. That message rings true in practically every word. Menolly's heart and soul belong to music and that is the one thing that everyone is constantly trying to deny her. This book is about her struggle with that and the rather unexpected solution that presents itself.DRAGONSINGERThe Harper Hall should be Menolly's saving grace, right? Well, not quite. There are still jealousy issues and pettiness to be found in abundance. This book is about Menolly's personal journey from Sea Holder's disgraced daughter to Masterharper's favorite.DRAGONDRUMSPiemur, the mischievous boy soprano, is experiencing the crushing effects of a male voice change. Unable to sing with his golden voice, he is apprenticed to the drum master to learn message beats. On the side, he is the secret apprentice of no less a person than Master Robinton! He is the victim of cruel and dangerous pranks, as well as terrible injustice among the drummers before a secret mission gets out of hand and he ends up somewhere he never thought he'd be.

  • Tine!
    2018-07-28 17:46

    I feel like I've never seen or noticed this side of Anne McCaffrey's writing before - and, having not read any of her other works for some years now, I'll be keen to go back and feel for impressions (ha!) - which is her MARY SUE side! Oh, I am the most perfect, talented child in all the world, and everyone is working against me! Perhaps this is very easy to relate to as a child, since we are developing and as-yet stuck in our egocentric snowglobe built around us by our doting old folks, etc, but it grates pretty hard upon the crusty ears of jaded adulthood. Ugh, maybe I'm not criticizing these novels so much as I'm criticizing myself! In any case, these sometimes held my attention and sometimes left me closing the book at 20-page increments.Rating is for my perceived-childhood-projection. Read it, kiddos!

  • Kelley Ceccato
    2018-07-26 21:46

    I have a weakness for stories about female bards/musicians, and this is one of my favorites; it was my introduction to McCaffrey, and I actually like it much better than the "adult" Pern books involving Lessa, F'lar, etc. My only substantial disappointment is that we see very few dragons in these stories, and instead we have to settle for fire lizards. But the fire-lizards are charming.A youngster undervalued by nearly everyone in her orbit is rescued and transplanted into a new environment in which her gifts are appreciated and even admired. A familiar formula, right? Sounds very much like Harry Potter. Yet it's hard to miss with such a formula, particularly with a protagonist like Menolly who's easy to root for. Her discovery of friendship and importance at last is very satisfying.

  • Mollie *scoutrmom*
    2018-07-19 17:22

    Anne McCaffrey's work continues to impress me. I am always amazed by the way the Pern series takes a new tack with each tale. This collection of three stories seems less like stereotypical fantasy than the others in the series I've read. Other than the fact that it's set on another planet with different conditions, one could see this as contemporary fiction. Many of the plot twists are based on human prejudices and politics, and ring true. Excellent work, I can barely wait until my public library delivers another such treat from her for me.

  • Theresa
    2018-07-27 16:41

    Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, DragondrumsMcCaffrey, Annedragon song: is the thrilling and sad adventure of a young teenage Melony who find her only friend gone and her world rejecting her, she saves the mythical fire lizards, and finds new friendship in them, while the rest of Pern is looking for this new song writer...Dragonsinger: is melony's adventuer in harper hall, and how she finds new friends and a place for herself. dragon drums : peimers adventure on his own on the southern continate, how he investigates the problems and difficulties on the the southern continate by accident, and finds a place for himself and his stolen fire lizard

  • Jason
    2018-07-28 17:24

    I absolutely loved these books at 16, and I still have a lot of affection for them today. I can't ignore that the writing is sometimes clumsy, some of the characters are not only wooden but hollow, and McCaffrey's knowledge of sailing, music, and her characters' other interests is often shallow; still, Pern is a vibrant and convincing world, the dragons are deftly deployed and satisfyingly explained, and the best of the characters are rich and engaging.These three books display McCaffrey at her best, and set the reader up for jarring disappointment when they encounter her at her least effective --- or, worse yet, in collaboration with her son Todd.

  • L.A. Catron
    2018-08-14 19:42

    (I actually don't own the omnibus, I own the individual books, but I wanted to review them as a series so here it is.) These three books are probably my favorite Anne McCaffrey books. Ever. I love watching Menolly grow from a self-effacing, shy girl who thinks she can't do anything into a self-reliant, clever, talented young woman who helps change the lives of the people around her. I also adore fire lizards. These books inspired my life-long love of all lizards, real or imagined. I read them during high school English classes when the rest of the class was still slogging through the assigned texts and I'd already finished. I reread them often. I highly recommend these books!

  • TailFeather
    2018-08-05 15:21

    These 3 Pern books, other than the trilogy of Dragonquest, Dragonflight, and The White Dragon, plus The MasterHarper of Pern are my favorite Pern books. I wish there were more Pern books about the regular people and the Harper Hall itself. I absolutely love the dragons and dragonriders, but I also love the Harpers and the Craftspeople.If you're looking for Pern books to get a teenager, or anyone, and are confused; I recommend the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy(Dragonquest, Dragonflight, and The White Dragon), along with the Harper Hall trilogy.

  • Theresa
    2018-08-10 20:34

    The Harper Hall of Pern (Pern: Harper Hall, #1-3)McCaffrey, Anne"a compliation ofdragon song: is the thrilling and sad adventure of a young teenage Melony who find her only friend gone and her world rejecting her, she saves the mythical fire lizards, and finds new friendship in them, while the rest of Pern is looking for this new song writer...dragon drums : peimers adventure on his own on the southern continate, how he investigates the problems and difficulties on the the southern continate by accident, and finds a place for himself and his stolen fire lizard"

  • Jennifer
    2018-08-03 19:47

    My first Pern book. I know I read it when I was 13 because I remember taking it on the plane when I went to Europe at that time. This is really enjoyable and particularly relevant I'm sure to adolescent girls. All the main characters from the Dragonriders series (Flar, Lessa, Robinton) show up here and the timeline is somewhat parallel. I really enjoyed the small domestic side of Harper Hall, and the companionships and struggles amongst the various personalities there.

  • Cali
    2018-07-28 15:43

    First two books were amazing by far. Even though this was an extremely easy read ( i would say more early teenagers), I found the plot unique and interesting. But What really brought it down was the third book. I don't like how the author switched the main character, as I couldn't get connected to him as I had the other main character. I would recommend reading the first two and stopping there. You gain nothing from the third book

  • Heather
    2018-07-31 18:21

    A good and engaging read, but I was confused with the transition of Menolly from "Dragonsinger" to "Dragondrums"--throughout "Dragonsong" and "Dragonsinger" she was this silly, insecure girl who was fun, and then in "Dragondrums" she's all serious and grown up. Is that because she goes from being an apprentice to a journeywoman, or because of the fact that the point of view moves from hers to Piemur's? Or something else? Hmm...

  • Heather
    2018-08-19 19:32

    Really sweet trillogy. Not one of McCaffrey's strongest, and its really for the Pern lover (there are a lot of side-stories that you don't really get if you haven't already read her other books), but great character building and fanciful. A fun read.As with all her books- read the forward! With this one in particular, finish the trillogy. The first book alone doesn't quite resolve the protagonist's story.

  • Mary Davis
    2018-07-25 16:38

    This is a series I read every few years. Classic good storytelling. The world lost a very prolific and beloved author last year. I enjoy her Pern series, the Rowan series - just a lot that she wrote. Highly recommend this series, and this author to everyone. I discovered her when I was a teenager, and she is forever on my list of favorite authors and series.

  • Sheila
    2018-07-28 15:42

    Old set of books. Good for older readers, mostly a girl type novel. Young girl loves music and dragons, but lives in a village that sees these things as unwanted. Her parents dont like it either. I thought it was a good story about even when things dont turn out the way you expect, that you can make the best of what you have.