CHAPTER ONE. The Masterharper of Pern. By ANNE MCCAFFREY Del Rey. His parents were busy packing for their trip to Nerat, so Robinton had been told to. The mostly melancholy early life of Robinton anchors this quiet installment of Pernese history, set just before the opening of Dragonflight, the first novel in the. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “At last, Robinton has his own book McCaffrey adds another absorbing chapter to dragon lore Readers.

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MasterSmith Fandarel withdraws all Masters from the contested seven Holds, and other Craftmasters followed.

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But overall I’d say it’s better than at least half of the other Pern books in the series so I though this book was okay. McCaffrey seems to have an issue where anything her female characters do well, a male character in a book written later needs to do better and at a younger age.

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I’m rereading the Pern books because I was nostalgic. Which isn’t really fair to Robinton as a character, since he is sort of sidelined in his own book by being forced into all the history, retroactively. You’ve or reported this review. She calls her dad and brothers because she’s mad, and then her dad spends three days hitting her until she decides to act right, and her brothers agree that’s the only way to make her behave.

During this time, it becomes clear that Fax is now Lord Holder of High Reaches – a runner reported Lord Faroguy was dead, and his eldest son Farevene had been killed in a duel, while his younger son Bargen had gone missing.

Multi-layered, with excellent characterization. He felt oddly sad that the dragon had gone–as if masherharper had missed something very important but didn’t know what it was. In this mccafftey we read about a well loved character Robinton, the Masterhaper of Pern. As the years go by – during which Petiron ends mastdrharper tutoring Halannaa difficult student from Ista – Robinton’s skills improve, and he also ends up conversing with dragons on two occasions: Eventually, Robinton does become MasterHarper, but it’s close to the end.


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Vesna is Gostol’s daughter and going for her second’s ticket. Pierie Hold is… …where Merelan grew up and where Gennell sends the young family. Before their marriage, Robinton completes a teaching round, visiting a number of minor holds in Tillek.

A hall full of masters that loved and mccafftey this young child and the potention that is in him. It’s a I normally like the Pern books, but this one fell sort of flat for me. I would like to point out that Kassia was a sailor raised in a family of sailors. Having a craft based in your hold is prestigious and profitable, and fortunately, the craftspeople are also autonomous.

Sucho and Tortole argue over who is responsible for a fallen wall. The meat of the story is handwaved away so that we can get to the gristle masquerading as juicy bits. Brom cover of all US editions [a]. During the cold winter that follows at Tillek, Kasia succumbs to fever, and is buried at sea. But I can deal barely with Mastersinger Merelan. Robinton is surprised about this. Astute readers will recall that in Dragonflight Robinton clearly stated that he had thhe rediscovered this ballad before he sang it to Lessa.

Yet Robinton has forgotten his ability to commune with dragons. This is the story of his life from a newborn until a bit after he becomes the Masterharper of Pern. If you enjoyed Robinton as a side character, I suggest you don’t read this at all, because he just doesn’t work as a main character. Mallan is another Journeyman and born at High Reaches.

Read it Forward Read it first. Refresh and try again. Rantou is a timberman who doesn’t want to be a stupid when his son arrives; Carral wnne his pregnant wife. The ridged tail of a bronze was so close to Robie mccaaffrey could reach out and touch it. The author basically takes the beginning scenes of Dragonflight and retells them from a different perspective, which is highly interesting.


As they swept closer, backwinging, their hind legs stretching downward to land in the Harper Mccqffrey quadrangle, Robie, Libby, and Lexey pressed themselves tightly against the wall to stay out of the way.

A basic premise of the Dragonsinger Trilogy is that women were not trained as harpers–so Menolly is breaking down all kinds of gender barriers on Pern when she goes to Harper Hall.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Merelan passes away not long after his return in the spring, and a grieving Petiron becomes closer to Robinton as masgerharper result.

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As much as I love Robinton, this book is the ultimate retconn. Yes, I know that F’lar and Lessa and the dragons are the whole point of it, but it’s Robinton who connects everyone on Pern, who makes Pern and the Pernese mean something to me. Aug 10, Susan Kennedy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This audiobook can be listened to on: Petiron was so wrapped up in his composing and his wonderfully gifted soprano wife that he just didn’t have the time to care about his son.

It’s a good set-up for events in Dragonflight.

Dragonriders of Pern video game Dragonriders: Apprentices in the dormitory include Shonagar masterharperr, GrodonFalawnyShellineJerintand Lear while those apprentices who progress to journeyman include Kailey and Evenek. Maidir’s son Raid becomes Lord Holder of Pwrn Hold, and Robinton continues working as Harper there, until Raid dismisses him for smoothing over some of his less mccaffrdy orders.

Following this, Robinton unmasks himself and talks with “Nip” – also at Ruatha Hold – and the dragonriders about re-instating the deposed bloodlines at Fax’s Holds, while F’lar convinces Lessa to leave Ruatha Hold and attend the Hatching at Benden Weyr. I just ignored the fact that they were supposed to be the same person and just went along with the story.

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