Dragondrums (Harper Hall Trilogy Series #3)

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In the world of Pern, Harpers with great musical ability are held in extreme regard. This is why the young, mischievous Piemur carries himself with so much pride, for he sings like an angel. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions his role within Harper Hall.

Incapable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums. Piemur has no clue of the...

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Overview

In the world of Pern, Harpers with great musical ability are held in extreme regard. This is why the young, mischievous Piemur carries himself with so much pride, for he sings like an angel. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions his role within Harper Hall.

Incapable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums. Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that await him, and he'll need to find the courage within himself to survive.

When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
The third book in the "The Harper Hall Trilogy" follows Piemur as he discovers his place in the world of Pern. When Piemur's beautiful soprano voice begins to change to his adult tone, he is devastated. Singing was his only real talent at Harper Hall, and without that, he fears he could be sent home, yet the Masterharper has another assignment for the clever young Piemur—he is to learn drumbeats, the best way of communicating over the distances of Pern, especially for those who lack Fire Lizards. The other apprentices in the drum heights, however, do not take kindly to their new associate, and soon Piemur learns his more carefree days have led to a rather disastrous reputation when it comes to keeping secrets. Piemur is determined to fix his problems on his own, and he learns his lessons quickly, but when a quick decision leads to an adventure he never dreamed of, Piemur soon discovers where he belongs. Though followers of the first two books in the series might be slightly disappointed to find themselves with Piemur instead of Menolly, it soon proves an exciting tale. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689860065
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/18/2003
  • Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series, #6
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 147,799
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Inez McCaffrey (April 1, 1926–November 21, 2011) was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in McCaffrey’s forty-six-year career as a writer, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one of the first science fiction books to appear on the New York Times bestseller list. In 1999 she was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring her lifetime contribution to writing for teens. In 2005 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named McCaffrey its twenty-second Grand Master, an annual award to living writers of fantasy and science fiction. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

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    Great book to spend the time

    This is the third book in the Harper Hall trilogy of McCaffrey; it adds a new chapter to the Harper Hall story that began with Dragonsong, in a more mature way, and continues the story of the Fire Lizards of Pern. Beloved characters Menolly, Piemur, Robinton and Sebel are revisited and we find out more details about their lives and those of other prominent people of Pern that are not touched upon in the parent trilogy of Dragonriders. This book follows Dragonsinger (luckily with more thrill and story) and preceeds The White Dragon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Good Book

    I thought the trilogy was very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    okay book

    This was a good book and I love the trilogy, but I think the ending was a little weak. I think the author needed to tell us a little more about Piemur at the end and his fate. Don't get me wrong, this was still a very good book and I loved Piemur, but I just wished there was a little more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2000

    Incredible Book

    This book was very interesting... Exiting and prevailing, I felt captivated in the storyline and was amazed by the design, or plot, of the book... Highly Recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    Exciting, magical, good to the last page

    This novel of mtythical creatures was fantstic. This book makes you want to finish it in one sitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2000

    a reviewer

    This book is an excellent ending for the fantastic Haper of Pern Trilogy. The book itself is about the young Piemur and his exciting adventures away from the ever musical Harper Hall and his travels in the wilderness. This book is full of wonder and exciting adventures that make it almost impossible for the reader to put down since its captive storyline enchants the reader and makes his/her desire for adventures ever more growing. Overall, this book has an exquisite plot and makes an excellent finish to the trilogy. I give this wonder to literature five stars out of five.

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