The Masterharper of Pern (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 26, 2002 - Fiction - 432 pages
21 Reviews
In a time when the deadly scourge Thread has not fallen on Pern for centuries--and many dare to hope that Thread will never fall again--a boy is born to Harper Hall. A musical prodigy who has the ability to speak with the dragons, he is called Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

It is a perilous time for the harpers who sing of Thread--they are being turned away from holds, derided, attacked, even beaten. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own. But despite the tragedies that beset his own life, he continues to believe in music and in the dragons, and he is determined to save his beloved Pern from itself--so that the dragonriders can be ready to fly against the dreaded Thread when at last it returns . . .


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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This book tries to explain everyone and everything that lead up to the original Dragonrider books. That some of it works is a testimony to Anne McCaffrey's great talent. But even she can't make the whole thing seem anything but contrived. Read full review

Review: The Masterharper of Pern (Pern (Publication Order) #15)

User Review  - Aurian Booklover - Goodreads

Warning: I am in love with the books by Anne McCaffrey, and have been for over 20 years. I do re-read my favourites often, a few at a time, so there will be more reviews in the next few days. Master ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
43
Section 4
57
Section 5
75
Section 6
82
Section 7
110
Section 8
123
Section 12
237
Section 13
271
Section 14
294
Section 15
307
Section 16
335
Section 17
344
Section 18
375
Section 19
386

Section 9
164
Section 10
179
Section 11
212
Section 20
416
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About the author (2002)

Anne McCaffrey is one of the world's most popular authors. Her first novel was published in l967. Since then, she has written dozens of books, of which there are more than twelve million copies in print. Before her success as a writer, she was involved in theater. She directed the American premiere of Carl Orff's Ludus de Nato Infante Mirificus in which she also played a witch.

McCaffrey lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, so named because she had to dig out a hill to build it.


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