Saturday, May 26, 2007


Author: Anne McCaffrey

First line: When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a bronze dragon.

Why you should read this book: The second book of the Harper Hall trilogy relates the first week of Menolly's new life in a place where her love of music might finally be understood. Catty girls, misogynistic teachers, and prejudice against her nine fire lizards all threaten her composure, but she finds her own allies and her own place among the men who control the flow of information on her home planet. An endearing novel that stands alone as well as it fits into McCaffrey's Pern mythos.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't believe girls can be harpers.

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