Dragondrums (2020)

Dragondrums Anne McCaffrey Dragondrums Anne McCaffrey s bestselling Harper Hall Trilogy is a masterpiece of imaginative storytelling DRAGONDRUMS the concluding volume is the exciting tale of how Piemur the drummer s apprentice came of age
  • Title: Dragondrums
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey
  • ISBN: 9780553258554
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dragondrums Anne McCaffrey Anne McCaffrey s bestselling Harper Hall Trilogy is a masterpiece of imaginative storytelling DRAGONDRUMS, the concluding volume is the exciting tale of how Piemur the drummer s apprentice came of age on an incredible journey to Pern s uncharted Southern Continent.
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  1. Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    2.5 stars In it s defense, I m also reading Oathbringer, so everything else seems lackluster than usual It was, however, my least favorite of the trilogy.

  2. Rebecca

    Dear Mrs 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 first two books in this trilogy, [...]

  3. Deborah Ideiosepius

    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 still as thrilling and the characters still as good well, maybe just a tiny bit teen angst than I look for these days, but otherwise just as good Dragondrums is the third of the Harper books and though it also works fine as a standalon [...]

  4. Icarus

    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.

  5. Dan Debono

    This was one of my first adult fantasy books and I LOVED it My mom bought it for me one summer and I devoured it and began my love of Pern I just started writing little bits for 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 month or so lat [...]

  6. Beth

    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 and the choice to switch protagonists is an interesting one, too.The resolution is less satisfying I have no idea why Piemur wants to stay, nor do I think his motivations are adeq [...]

  7. Sotiris Karaiskos

    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 and 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 with [...]

  8. Caroline

    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.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 from [...]

  9. Robin

    When I picked this book up to read, I was a little disappointed that it wasn t a continuation of Menolly s story I wanted about her I wanted to watch Menolly and Sebell develop their relationship Once again, I had to remind myself that these are not romance novels But I quickly got over my disappointment as I was taken into Piemur s world He is all set to start practicing the part of Lessa in a new song to be performed, when his voice cracks Piemur has never been thrilled with singing female pa [...]

  10. Kathy

    I enjoyed this conclusion to the Harper Hall Trilogy despite the fact that Menolly isn t the main character I like Piemur and enjoyed reading as his story unfolded There was enough of Menolly other characters I enjoy to keep me happy.

  11. Gillian Murrell

    Despite the change in focus from Menially to Piemur I still really enjoyed this book When Piemur s voice broke rather than destroy his career it opened up a multitude of opportunities for him Piemur soon finds himself using his skills to gather information for the Master Harper Its entertaining reading about the situations he manages to get himself into and out of.

  12. Caroline

    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 from having just this one ability and Master Robinton knows how precious Piemur is That is why Piemur is seemingly hired as a drums apprentice when in fact he is asked to becoming the Master Harper s ears and eyes [...]

  13. Jeffrey

    After devoting two novels to Menolly s struggles at the Harper Hall, McCaffrey changed her focus to Piemur, who played a substantial role in the first novel and the second novel as a foil to Menolly s excellence on instruments He was a scamp and a rascal and befriended her At the beginning of this novel, his voice broke, and his role as a singer was dashed.McCaffrey who wrote the White Dragon barely a year before this book, then can put Piemur on the Southern Continent and describe what happens [...]

  14. Grace

    Don t go into this book expecting much Menolly this is Piemur s book He s a pretty entertaining character usually so you d think that s a good thing, but in this installment he manages to take a personal journey similar to Menolly s in Dragonsong, and frankly he gets a little boring.We do get some updates on Menolly, but she s older and established within the Hall hierarchy, and McCaffrey s decided to explore other bits of the Pern landscape using Piemur instead Again, this is good for getting a [...]

  15. Clarice

    I remember distinctly not liking this book as much as the other two of this series when I read it back as a child oh, yes I was doing a reread bit for a couple days , but it turns out that it s actually a fun book I think it was just that Ms McCaffrey changed the focus of the story from my beloved friend Menolly and moved over to a newer face with Piemur Piemur isn t a bad sort, just a rather impetuous boy who gets in a lot of trouble There is some fun with the politics of Pern in the background [...]

  16. Hannah

    Surprisingly captivating and exciting read Really makes you feel for Piemur as he tries to find his place as his whole world collapses around his ears, and the journey with him is particularly rewarding when he finds his own purpose It s a shame that his personality seemed to take a 180 degree turn towards the end, once he met Sharra What is it about that girl that changes so many endearing boys to snobs That said, Piemur s snark is still there, and having accompanied him on his adventures for t [...]

  17. Joan

    The focus shifts from Menolly to a young imp who is at the Harper Hall but doesn t take his skill as seriously as Menolly Piemur This is another delightful adventure I think this book proved so popular that McCaffrey almost had no choice but to include him in further stories about Pern Again, as in the first two books of this series, these are suitable for kids unlike the regular Pern series I ve reread this series over and over and must remember to do so again in the near future

  18. Cass

    The finale of the trilogy focuses is set three turns years after the events in the previous two books This time the book centres around the young Piemur as his life changes due to his voice breaking.The opening chapters of this book are a little clumsy as McCaffrey tries to weave in the essential parts of the previous two books However it still remains an absolute favourite.

  19. Tara

    And Piemur gets the spotlight he deserves I love Piemur, but in this book I have a few issues regarding reactions to something huge Piemur does and the relationship between two characters Still an old favorite though and I appreciate being able to come to it with a new light.

  20. Amalia Dillin

    I like Piemur, but I don t LOVE Piemur And I felt like I just was reading for snippets of Menolly and Sebell mostly.

  21. Dianna

    I liked this one almost as much as the first two I think I would have understood and liked it a little in the context of the whole series I was reading the Harper Hall trilogy, but it looks like there s another book The White Dragon that comes between Dragonsinger and Dragondrums Dragondrums included a lot of political stuff that I didn t understand, and I assume that is explained in The White Dragon I am liking these books enough to possibly go back to the beginning and read all the Pern books [...]

  22. Faith Justice

    Finished the third in the Harper Hall trilogy which switched points of view from misfit Menolly to one of my favorite mischievous boys in literature Piemur, the undersized soprano and con man with a sharp wit and kind heart When his voice breaks, Piemur needs to find his new place in the world Another satisfying read, recommended for high school and YA.

  23. Sandra

    Dans ce tome, on s int resse Piemur, qui doit changer d affectation, parce qu il est en train de muer Il se voit enseigner l art des tambours Il va se rendre dans le continent m ridional pour savoir ce que manigancent les anciens, qui deviennent un peu suspectsJe commence vraiment envie de revoir le cycle principal J ai trouv un peu long, sauf la fin avec Farli et Stupide , ahhh ces paysages, a fait r ver et j ai envie de continuer mon exploration.

  24. Lianne Pheno

    Avis tir de mon blog Encore une superbe r ussite pour ce troisi me tome des harpistes Toujours une relecture et une nouvelle d couverte pour moi.On change de point de vue cette fois ci, on suis les aventures de Piemur Le pauvre vient de perdre sa voix, il mue Envol les r ves de chanter pour l op ra crit sp cialement pour lui par son professeur pr f r Mais une nouvelle page d marre pour lui car il devient en quelque sorte un aide du Harpiste en chef en tant l atelier des Tambours, utilis s depuis [...]

  25. J. Else

    Out of the three books, this one is the best even though the main character switches from Menolly to her best friend I found a lot of similarities in the rivarly of Peimer and the drum hall boys as Menolly struggled with in the 2nd book with the girls , but overall I found this one a exciting read with world of Pern things going on I was disappointed in the unanswered questions this book left especially what are the fire lizards special role and why is everyone so obsessed with them Many thing [...]

  26. Danica

    As one might discern from my list I am a huge Anne McCaffrey fan I have been reading her books since the fifth grade and have loved them always They always transport me When I pick up one now it is like going home When I was a pre teen and teen I read the first 8 9 starting with Dragonsinger almost every year so those are the ones I am the most familiar with Also the Crystal Singer and Restoree As I got older and had less time to indulge in reading and re reading dang I miss those days I would r [...]

  27. Jenelle

    First of all, NO Second of all, a begrudging FINE grumblegrumblegrumble.Here s the deal this series started off so so awesome, and while the second book wasn t as great, it still seemed to be leading up to something But what it led up to was a story about somebody else, and oh yeah, Menolly is still here and grown up and doing fine And I m just grumpy and scowling and not in the mood to be jerked around by authors like this Pfffttt That s what I think about that At the same time, I can t deny th [...]

  28. Kevin

    This is really a 3 1 2 star book for me WHY DON T YOU HAVE 1 2 STARS It was quite a bit different from the 2nd novel in the trilogy which is my favorite of the series This novel switched the focus to politics and the main character from Menolly to Piemur The location also shifted away from the Harper Hall to other locations throught Pern The Harper s are such an integral part of Pern and while the story moved from the Hall to various Holds and Weyrs, we see through the apprentice s eyes what the [...]

  29. Ralph McEwen

    Another wonderful, wander full, full of wonder coming of age story The story is extremely well told by Sally Darling The protagonist and his group of characters are the truly good and smart ones who outwit the less goodly and intelligent characters they interact with The story is interesting and veers in unexpected directions and ends with a complete but appropriate surprise I have enjoyed this entire series and look forward to tales of Pern and its inhabitants.

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