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The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

 

Series: Dragonriders of Pern
Hardcover: 431 pages
Publisher: Del Rey;(January 12, 1998)
ISBN-10: 0345388232

 

Amazon Review

 

Pern: a beautiful world colonized by humans, terrorized by the deadly spores called Thread, and defended by magnificent flying dragons. Anne McCaffrey’s bestselling tales of this planet have yielded a multitude of unforgettable characters. And now, after years of urging by devoted readers, one of the most popular denizens of Pern takes center stage in a novel that chronicles his extraordinary life.

Along with the dragonriders, perhaps none are so revered on Pern as the harpers, whose songs record history, warn of the coming of Thread, and prepare Pern’s people for the future. And no one is more influential than the Masterharper of Pern. The son of renowned composer Petiron and gifted singer Merelan, Robinton is a prodigy from birth and enjoys a special rapport with the telepathic dragons. But it is a time when Thread has not been a threat for centuries, the harpers have fallen into disfavor, and one despotic man is plotting to take over Pern. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own . . . driven by his belief in music, in the dragons, and in the salvation of his beloved Pern.

 

Ahhhh, Masterharper Robinton !  This book is dedicated to a character that is in all 6 of the first books.  I did not read this one “in succession” as I knew what it was about.  From the time of his birth right up to book one, Dragonflight.   I had forgotten a lot of this book for some reason so I was glad I read it again… Robinton is a character that anyone who has read even only the first 3 books know him and love him.

These books written by Anne McCaffrey are a good getaway from what we are going through in real life.  Even though there are Dragons, the people all seem real and many you would be glad to know in real life.

Great books.  I can say no more.

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