September 11, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Dragonsong (Harper Hall Trilogy #1) by Anne McCaffrey
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*Published April 1, 2003 (audiobook)*
I absolutely love this series and it’s a bit of a comfort read when I need it. And I love listening to it, I love the emotion that listening to it evokes. Also, I have a small summer cold, so my posts this week may be a little late in posting…
Fifteen-year-old Menolly allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.
For centuries, the world of Pern has faced a destructive force known as Thread. But the number of magnificent dragons who have protected this world and the men and women who ride them are dwindling.
As fewer dragons ride the winds and destruction falls from the sky, Menolly has only one dream: to sing, play, and weave the music that comes to her so easily—she wishes to become a Harper. But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams. So Menolly runs away, taking shelter in a cave by the sea. Miraculously, she happens upon nine fire lizards that could possibly save her world…and change her life forever.
I just love this series. So much. When I was younger, I related very much to Menolly. She was someone who was told her whole life that she wouldn’t amount to much. I wasn’t told that, but there were times when I truly felt that I wouldn’t amount to much or be able to uphold everyone’s expectations. But listening to Menolly’s story, I was able to feel like I wasn’t alone in the world. If Menolly could go to be an apprentice at the Harper Hall when only boys were thought to be apprentices, then I could do whatever I felt I could not do as well.
What books do you turn to for comfort? Why do they comfort you? Comment below and let me know!