Dragonsinger

DragonsingerMenolly, La Giovane Arpista Del Pianeta Pern, Era Scappata Di Casa, Aveva Vissuto Sola In Una Caverna, Era Sfuggita Alla Minaccia Dei Mortiferi Fili Che Venivano Da Un Altro Mondo, Aveva Impresso Lo Schema A Nove Lucertole Di Fuoco, E Aveva Composto Alcuni Poemi Che Erano Piaciuti A Robinton, Il Maestro Arpista Di Pern Adesso, Era Tranquilla Viveva Nella Sede Degli Arpisti, Insieme Con Tanti Altri Che Studiavano Le Tradizioni Della Terra Perduta Ma, E Il Futuro Le Sue Musiche, I Suoi Versi, Cominciavano A Piacerle Sempre Di Meno Le Sue Lucertole Di Fuoco, Bench Fossero Creature Splendide, Spesso Costituivano Un Fastidio Per Gli Altri I Suoi Compagni Nella Sede Degli Arpisti Non La Interessavano Quale Sarebbe Stato Il Suo Futuro La Vita, Poi, Nella Sede Degli Arpisti, Era Pi Complicata Di Quanto Menolly Si Aspettasse C Era Troppa Gente, Troppe Cose Da Fare, Troppa Confusione Le Lucertole Di Fuoco Erano Agitate E Nervose E Poi, Doveva Superare Una Serie Di Esami I Maestri Che Dovevano Esaminarla, L Avrebbero Trovata Adatta A Rimanere E, In Fondo, Le Conveniva Davvero Rimanere In Un Posto Dove Si Sentiva Estranea Ci Sarebbe Voluto Ancora Molto Tempo Prima Che Menolly Si Rendesse Conto Pienamente Del Suo Ruolo All Interno Della Societ Di Pern, Il Pianeta Dei Cavalieri Dei Draghi, Unica Difesa Contro La Periodica Invasione Delle Spore Spaziali Ma, Una Volta Scoperto, Questo Ruolo Si Sarebbe Rivelato Importantissimo Per Se Stessa E Per Tutto Il Suo Mondo. I won t go into depth as this is a book I ve read several times since first encountering it as a teenager ages ago and there are literally hundreds of detailed reviews One thing that inspires me about Dragonsinger, though, is that it doesn t follow the contemporary form of having everything go wrong for the main character all the way through until the end In contrast, Menolly actually succeeds in almost every chapt
This is the second book in the Harper Hall Trilogy and it follows Menolly as she comes to the Harper Hall to become and apprentice.I absolutely love this character She has been through so much with a father who would hold her back from music because she is a girl She is so talented in music and as a song writer that it is such a shame They did whatever they could to hamper her dream of music Then, the Masterharper of Pern finds her after looking for the one that has written the songs that are so loved She is taken as Masterharper Robinton s apprentice As she comes to the Harper Hall, she is not accepted well by the other girls She is talented than them, she outranks them and she has nine fire lizards So they are cruel as girls will be Menolly takes everything in stride even though she is modest and often times questions when good things happen to her The harpers all see how talented she is This book takes you on her first week in t
My favorite of the Harper Hall books There s something so satisfying about Menolly, who went through hell in the first book, being treated like a princess, and shown around the Harper Hall Getting new clothes, meeting new friends, finding out that her scarred hand will heal just so satisfying Dragonsinger is very much one of those books that, while on the surface about music Menolly, the protagonist, is a young musician who s just gotten the chance to train professionally, essentially, after earlier being told she had no right to play at all is really about pursuing any art.Dragonsinger falls a bit strongly toward believing that artists are somehow a little different than others, something I m not convinced of But mostly it gets things right, and there s one thing I noticed this time that I hadn t really before Menolly is a bit self depreciating about her music at first, because she s been told for so long it wasn t worth much So when she also claims her music isn t very good, and keeps pointing to all the things she needs to learn in earlier readings I thought it unwarranted modesty, a lack of acceptance of her own skill.But this reading, I think I get it Menolly isn t modest because she fails to accept her own skill She s modest precisely because of that skill she s so good, she can see all she has to learn, while a lesser musician, who couldn t see all
I think it s hard for modern readers to imagine the cultural landscape back before fantasy became commonplace and widely accepted Back when McCaffrey wrote this, before Star Wars, there was very little presence of fantasy in pop culture Sure, there was plenty of good fantasy to read if you knew where to look, but for most of the general populace, awareness of fantasy was limited to The Lord of the Rings, which had been published twenty years earlier So when McCaffrey published her Pern novels, they took the world by storm Each book lived on the bestseller lists every home had a copy the Pern novels were used to launch the kind of marketing juggernaut that s expected today but which was astonishing at the time Everywhere I went, growing up, Pern and Lord of the Rings merchandise abounded Calendars, atlases, video games, lunch boxes, T shirts, posters, costumes, toys, stuffed animals there seemed no amount of the stuff that could satisfy the public appetite for Pern materials I have to admit, I was turned off and intimidated by all the hype, and so it was this long before I got around to reading them.I m glad I did, at last It is a good read,
This is a continuation of the previous book Drangonsong, and on this re read I read them sequentially, though when I first discovered these books I did not have that luxury Though it helps to have read Drangonsong first, McCaffrey comes from the generation of authors where you did NOT publish a book that could not stand on its own a talent that as a society, we seem to have, MOST regrettably, lost , so it is quite possible to read this book as a standalone.Menolly has been brought to the Harper Hold, her ability with her nine fire lizards brought her to the attention of The Master Harper and then he discovered she was the lost apprentice from her hold, who had written those amazing songs that everyone wants of.The child prodigy is an eternal prototype in fiction, here McCaffrey shows everyone how to do it best Menolly has to overcome her background to allow herself to mature, fit in, learn and take her proper place in the Harper Hold I found it del
Another enthralling science fiction work from the late, great Anne McCaffrey. Gross I would strongly discourage my daughters from reading this because it encourages a certain kind of female I can t stand the girl who doesn t get along with other girls to whom I always want to say The other girls don t hate you because you re special , they hate you because you re insufferable The tolerable, even interesting Menolly from the first book which I gave 4 stars, by the way disappears into a freaking Mary Sue, oh so talented, yet so modest, championed by the good guys but loathed by the bad guys Blanket dismissals of the other girls abound, and the only ones she gets along with are the ones who are useful to her, either through being in charge of the women s work, or in helping her take down her female rivals Not even these allies are spared when she finally claims one of the girls her age as one of her best friends , Menolly finds her tedious because she isn t as good a musician as Menolly From bei
Following this very nice story, our dear Menolly is in the best place to fulfill her dream of becoming a musician In this music school she meets all the people who can help her to show off her talent but also others who are putting obstacles and competing her In this world full of opportunities and challenges, she is having difficulties to adapt, but with the help of her little wingers friends have all the resources to succeed while discovering that what she can offer is not just music.All this in a book that may not have the e
Loved this series Read it as a teenager and was sad to see the author was gaining in years Eagerly awaited each of her books and read them in one sitting as often as I could I have read these books countless times and own all except one that I can t find

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  • Hardcover
  • 244 pages
  • Dragonsinger
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Italian
  • 15 August 2017
  • 9788834702161