Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey – As Menolly uncovers magic and intrigue, mischievous Piemur discovers the rhythm of adventure in the final book in the. Dragondrums is the third book of the Harper Hall Trilogy in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Dragondrums was first published by Atheneum in. Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey. Dragondrums is the coming of age story of Piemur, a small, quick, clever apprentice at Harper Hall.
When Piemur’s clear treble dragnodrums changes at puberty, his place among the Harpers is no longer certain. Paperbackpages.
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It was, however, my least favorite of the trilogy. View all 4 comments. Jul 28, Rebecca rated it it was ok. 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 dragondgums two books in this tri Dear Mrs.
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 trilogy, and we won’t notice? We notice; and we are not happy.
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This story would be fine as a stand alone story. It still would not be a great story. Despite jumping across the map of your mythical Pern, this story goes virtually nowhere. Anticlimactic is an understatement. Piemur is not even close to being fleshed out as a character and, due to this, does not anhe enough weight as a driving force for this story. Why this final book jumps gears so completely is beyond me.
Obviously, it left me rather frustrated. The story of Menolly was good, layered and exciting. As of book two, it was also nowhere near complete. In Dragondrums she is viewed from afar. She is understood only to the degree that Piemur understands her. This is at odds with the idea of a trilogy whose arc seemed to be the coming of age of a young girl. Dragondrrums would really like to know if Mrs. McCaffrey views these three books as a trilogy or if the publisher decided to lump them together and advertise them as one.
I’m more inclined to believe the latter. Not just because I want drgondrums though I dfagondrums indeed want tobut because the sense of story in the first two books flowed with a confidence utterly lacking in this final one. This book follows Piemur. You first meet anhe in the first two Harper Hall books with Menolly. He is Menolly’s first friend in the Harper Hall. This picks up after the first two books. Piemur ajne a beautiful Soprano voice as a young man, but his voice begins to crack as he begins to go through the change to becoming a man.
This makes everything change for him at the Harper Hall.
He is so unsure of what will happen to him in the Harper Hall once he loses his voice. The Masterharper takes him and ha This book follows Piemur. The Masterharper takes him and has him become one of his apprentices, but in secret.
Piemur is a good boy, but he does get into trouble. He also is bright and clever. This makes him a great asset to the Harper Hall, but in ways that others can not know. He becomes a drum apprentice, but while there he is treated really poorly and ends up pretty badly hurt after a fall caused by others. He ends up in the Southern Continent with a fire lizard queen that he impresses.
He has gotten himself into a bit of trouble, but he is smart and he survives. This is a good story and I can’t help but like Piemur who has a big heart. This Harper Hall trilogy is such a marvelous addition to the Dragonriders of Pern series. They were and still are my favorites.
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 mdcaffrey 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 dragondrims good! Dragondrums is the third of the “Harper” books and though it also works fine as a 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 dragobdrums later it is encouraging to find them still as well written as I remember them.
Dragondrums is the third of the “Harper” books and though it also works fine as a standalone, the previous two books did initially establish Piemur, the main character in the book. It seems to me that you would not have had to read them though, this is the first told from Piemur’s point of view and as all of us seem different from the inside of mccarfrey heads to how people see us on the outside, so Piemur is very different to himself than to others. His adventures start when his voice breaks and the Harper hold must find other work for him.
This work accidentally brings him to the Southern continent and his adventures there are significantly different to any others as McCaffrey uses this story to explore a continent that is entirely different to the world of ddragondrums North, so well established from previous books.
At first I was a little miffed – I really wanted more of Menolly, to be honest. Piemur won me over however and I mccafvrey enjoyed this book. 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. Jan 28, Dan Debono rated it it was amazing. My mom bought it for me one summer and I devoured it and began my love of Pern. I mccadfrey started writing little bits dragondrumx 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 This was one of my first “adult” fantasy books and I LOVED it!
Being so moved by this strange dragondrms 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 month or so later. I had sent a small sample of writing and she encouraged mccaffreey and it wasn’t too good, but maybe she thought it a bit I dtagondrums her a couple more times and each time she responded. What a quality lady!
Jan 30, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: 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! The resolution is less satisfying. I have no idea why Piemur wants to stay, nor do I think his motivations 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.
I have no idea why Piemur wants to stay, nor do I think his motivations are adequately addressed. But that’s a problem I have with this entire series: Instead, McCaffrey ends on a triumphant note, whether that note acts as resolution or not. Dec 07, Sotiris Karaiskos rated it liked it Shelves: 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 mccqffrey 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 Like many who read this book, I felt disappointed when I started it. The median rating comes with the utmost leniency. Dec 12, Caro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each Dragondrmus novel can be read as a stand alone, but Dragondrums is the third znne in the Harper Mccaffrey 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 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. But Piemur is very far from having just this one ability and Master Robinton knows how precious Piemur is.