Tiny Navajo Listens: Dragonsinger


September 16, 2019 by TinyNavajo

Dragonsinger (Harper Hall Trilogy #2) by Anne McCaffrey

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*Published March 28, 2011*

Book cover of Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffreyThe second book in the Harper Hall Trilogy, we have Menolly finally at the Harper Hall and she now gets to do what she was forbidden to do at Half Circle Sea Hold: create music. I’m just so happy for her!

Menolly needs more than music’s power in the second book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.

In the world of Pern, Harpers are more powerful than kings, for the music they play can control the minds of others. For young Menolly, her dreams of becoming a Harper have nothing to do with power, but rather her love of music. Now she is finally living out her musical dreams as an apprentice Harper, but it’s turning out to be more challenging than she thought. Formerly forbidden to study music because of her gender, Menolly quickly encounters hostility from a number of her male peers and masters. With the help of new friends, teachers, and her nine tiny, colorful dragons, Menolly finds that her musical talents may prove more powerful than anyone could imagine.

When Menolly reached the Harper Hall, she truly thought her troubles would be over, but there is always going to be someone who will be rubbed the wrong by who Menolly is and what she does. And she now has to get used to being different at the Harper Hall as well, where she thought she may be able to fit in a bit better.

I think what’s best about this book is that Menolly now has the support she needs to be the best Harper she can be. She has friends who stand up for her, mentors who look out for her, and just so many who wish to do what they can to support Menolly. Everyone needs support, and Menolly actually has it now and it shows in how everyone encourages her to do what she does best: creating songs that everyone can learn and sing.

It’s just so such a good book and I love this trilogy so much! I need to listen to Piemur’s book now, Dragondrums. And I will, just not yet, listening to Sourdough by Robin Sloan at the moment. It’s so good!

What are some things in books that just make you so happy? Why do they make you happy? Comment below and let me know!

One thought on “Tiny Navajo Listens: Dragonsinger

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