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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That said, Piemur’s snark is still there, and having “accompanied” him on his adventures Surprisingly captivating and exciting read.

Piemur is a good boy, annw he does get into trouble. Dragondrums title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. 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.

McCaffrey could easily have alluded to these events in such a way that children would have been oblivious to what was going on while adult readers got the full implications.

He is sent to the drum towers to learn drumming, the primary method of long-distance communication on Pern for non-dragonriders, while his voice settles. She is understood only to the degree that Piemur understands her.

There is some fun with the politics of Pern in the backgr 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 drafondrums for a couple daysbut it turns out that it’s actually a fun book!

When Robinton and Oldive arrive, along with Menolly, Sebell tells them of what he has seen, before they go to talk with Lord Meron; he is likely to die soon, and he has not chosen a successor, and the holders fear this will result in duels between his relatives after he dies. Lists with This Book.


Menolly soon discovers why: No one will miss your boyish treble more than I, lad, except possibly Domick, but here in the Harper Hall, some of us listen to other tunes and drum a different beat. Harper Hall of Pern 3 books. Piemur has never been thrilled with singing female parts, but he’d hoped this one would bring him to the real Lessa’s attention.

The air trembled with Threadfalland the holds seethed with rebellion. Else rated it liked it.

Robinton sends Sebell to summon the Lord Holders of the lands neighbouring Nabol, and they soon confront Lord Meron, who refuses to name a successor. No trivia or quizzes yet. It would be a shame to lose all those visions and dragodrums that I have carried in my head for so long! I think I would have understood and liked it a little more in amne 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.

Edwards Award, honoring her lifetime contribution to writing for teens. This trilogy is one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read.

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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 wherever he goes. In she was the recipient of the Margaret A.

The next day, Piemur returns to the Harper Hall to inform Robinton, before returning to the Drumheights, where he is given the task of delivering messages. Hope to review mccaffrfy of these books individually in time but I want annne devote the proper attention to it and with my two little monkeys–climbing around that would be difficult! Fortunately I like Piemur and enjoy reading about his adventures, but he’s very different from Menolly.

This is another delightful adventure.


Views Read Edit View history. She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke mccaffrey 21 November Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s.


The finale of the annw focuses is set three turns years after the events in the previous two books. 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 Out of the three books, this one is the best even though the main character switches from Menolly to dragondrkms best friend.

When Masterharper Robinton secretly asks Piemur to be his apprentice, Piemur begins journeying through Pern, gathering information and running discreet errands for the Masterharper.

This makes him a great asset to the Harper Hall, but in ways that others can not know. Mischievous Piemur is used to getting away with a lot.

Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Much like the last two books, McCaffrey’s main strength is mccaffreey ability to create a completely virtuous, likeable protagonist. No longer capable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums.

I have been reading her books since the fifth grade and have loved them always. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Piemur has 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.

Her novel The White Dragon became one of the first science fiction books to appear on the New York Times bestseller list. As I got older and had less time to indulge in reading and re-reading dang!