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. The Paperback of the Dragondrums (Harper Hall Trilogy Series #3) by Anne McCaffrey at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Piemur is a good boy, but he does get into trouble. McCaffrey, What were you thinking? I really don’t want to spoil the story by telling you what sorts of mischief he conjures up in this book, dgagondrums I can promise that you won’t be disappointed.

Taking place three turns after the events of DragonsingerDragondrums opens with Piemur ‘s voice breaking as he prepares to sing the soprano role in a song recently written by Master Domick about Lessa ‘s journey to retrieve the Oldtimers.

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I’ve reread this series over and over and must remember to do so again in the near future! Although he had planned to head for Southern Hold once the egg hatched, his discovery of an injured runner, which he decides to care for, means he is forced to shelter until it heals.

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The feminist turn, if it can be called that, is to make men equally subject to these rules. Other books in this series. As of book two, it was also nowhere near complete. This story follows one of the supporting characters rdagondrums Dragonsinger through his coming of age.

Price may vary by retailer. Mischievous Piemur is used to getting away with a lot. Otherwise the nuances of the story will be lost on you. When Piemur recovers, he discovers he has been taken out of the drumheights for good, and Robinton is sending him and Sebell to attend Nabol Hold’s Gather disguised as herders. Dec mxcaffrey, Caro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Science Fiction Young adult. It is odd, and I don’t know yet what I think about it, but it is reintroduced here.


No trivia or quizzes yet. This draogndrums at odds with the idea of a trilogy whose arc seemed to be the coming of age of a young girl.


This makes him a great asset to the Harper Hall, but in ways that others can not know. And Piemur gets the nccaffrey he deserves. There he has to deal with the jealousy and bullying of the other drumming apprentices. Dragondrums kccaffrey the coming of age story of Piemur, a small, quick, clever apprentice at Harper Hall. Review quote “This is science fantasy that is cohesive and briskly paced, with sturdy characterizations and a fully-conceived society. 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 her best friend.

When Piemur’s voice broke rather than aanne his career it opened up a multitude of opportunities for him. Sebell suggests they attempt to signal Piemur using drum signals, but Southern Hold has no drumheights, so they are forced to construct one.

Mass Market Paperback Trade Paperback. I wanted to watch Menolly and Sebell develop their relationship!

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. Archived from the original on I am not even kidding and I understand I am losing all my street cred by confessing this.


To ask other readers questions about Dragondrumsplease sign up. Nov 23, Faith Justice rated it liked it Shelves: I always thought that the first three of the adult Dragonrider series would have made a fine movie triology–could still happen. In his guise, Piemur is given task after task to do, but ahne to steal a queen fire lizard egg when he is sent to clean Lord Meron’s apartments. Piemur prepares himself for a big event where he will be the lead singer drxgondrums his voice breaks and he realises that his one and only ability which made him special has now disappeared.

This mediocre book drags the whole Harper Hall trilogy down with it. Piemur fakes disappointment to his friends until his new position is announced, and he is taken to the Drumheightswhere he begins learning the codes used to send messages via drums.

McCaffrey could easily have alluded to these events in such a way that children would have been oblivious to what was going dragondrumz while adult readers got the full implications. Despite jumping across the map of your annw Pern, this story goes virtually nowhere. In panic, Piemur climbs into a window near his hiding place leading into a locked storeroom, and hides himself inside a torn sack, where he falls asleep.

When Masterharper Robinton secretly asks Piemur to be his apprentice, Piemur begins journeying through Pern, gathering information and running discreet errands for the Masterharper. There were lots of characters that something happened to and then were forgotten about.

The next dragondrume, Piemur returns to the Harper Hall to inform Robinton, before returning to the Drumheights, where he is given the task of delivering messages.