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Menolly has run from thread--dangerous spores that fall from the sky temporally-- and impressed nine fire lizards, while writing songs about her adventures. Masterharper Robinton, of the Harper Hall, found her and brought her back to live in the hall. Menolly must make friends where it counts and worry about others who are jealous of her to make it in the hall. Menolly lives there just a week and must learn to fit in, get a daily scedule and start her life in the hall. Her fire lizards must adapt along with her to there new home. After she has her daily classes with the journeymen she has finally started settling down when Pona tries to get her kicked out of the hall. Menolly must use her wit and her connections with her new friends to make it in the hold. Only then will she fit in and have a chance to make it in the hall.
The review of this Book prepared by sesshoumaru



Dragonsinger is the second book in the Harper Hall Trilogy and is the sequel to Dragonsong. It starts right after the previous book ends, with Menolly arriving in Harper Hall a-dragonback. There she begins her musical education with the masters of music. Menolly always thought that Harpers would be different and that she would fit in among them, but she finds that people are the same wherever you go. All of the other girls are jealous of her musical talents and do not want her living in their cottage. The boys insist that she has no place with them and her nine fire lizards make her stand out even more. Still, she is Masterharper Robinton's special apprentice and he seems to believe in her and to love her new songs. As Menolly struggles to find her place among the harpers of Pern she will discover much about herself, as well as the remarkable secrets about fire lizards and eventually find an honored place among the Harpers of Pern.
The review of this Book prepared by Debbie



Menolly, once of Half-Circle Sea Hold, is now at Fort Hold, having been rescued from Thread (deadly spores that consume every living thing) after a race to flee them. She tries to make a life in a larger, more sophisticated society--she is now a junior apprentice Harper. That does not solve her problems. She has to deal now with a bullying Holder's daughter, Pona. As the first female apprentice Harper, Menolly has a lot bearing on her young shoulders.
The review of this Book prepared by Tina Loflin



A young girl lose's a teacher/friend and become's depressed.
She deals with it by running away.
She is finnally found and is taken to Harper Hall where while growing up and become's a great musician.
The review of this Book prepared by Anlyssa Stacey



A young girl who was rescued from solitude and certain painful death by one of the famous Dragonriders of Pern has arrived at Harper Hall. There she begins her apprenticeship as a Harper (musician), struggling to overcome the prejudices and jealousies of others as well as her own physical injuries and inner turmoil.
The review of this Book prepared by Lindsey S.








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a great scholar/artist Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   musician Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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