Dragonsong (Pern #3)
Every two hundred years or so, shimmering threads fall, raining black ruin on Fern. The great dragons of Fern hurl themselves through the beleaguered skies, flaming tongues of fire to destroy deadly Thread and save the planet. It was not Threadfall that made Menolly unhappy. It was her Ether who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of music. Menolly had no choice but to run away. She came upon a group of fire lizards, wild relatives of the fire-breathing dragons. Her music swirled about them; she taught nine to sing, suddenly Menolly was no longer alone.
I liked the plot, but when it came to the story I thought it was boring. The end wasn't all that climatic in my opinion, too much description & excess events such as, I was getting tired of hearing what she thought of Elgion. In my opinion I thought it was way longer with less exciting events. All aside I do thought it tought a good life lesson, to do what you love no matter what the barrier.
I thought this book was great! It talked about a girls struggle to find her place in her home, a position she wanted to fill. I love the firelizards. The way this story is written makes it seem like Pern is real, and dragons and firelizards are real along with it. It is a spectacular book.
The first installment of the Harper Hall of Pern Trilogy, Dragonsong introduces to us Menolly. At 15 years-old Menolly is a music prodigy, who prohibited by her father to play music or even sing, runs away of her Hold and finds the legendary fires lizards, and along with them a life she never even dreamed of.
Even though these books are set in another planet in the distant future one has to struggle not sympathyze with the characters. This book will leave you hungry for the other installments in the trilogy, and the other Dragonriders of Pern books.
Both sci-fi and fantasy lovers will love this book.