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Sh a book that could not stand on its "OWN A TALENT THAT AS A SOCIETY WE SEEM "a talent that as a society we seem have MOST regrettably lost so it is uite possible to read this book as a standaloneMenolly has been brought to the Harper Hold her ability with her nine fire lizards brought her to the attention of The Master Harper and then he discovered she was the lost apprentice from her hold who had written those amazing songs that veryone wants ofThe child prodigy is an An Italian Education eternal prototype in fiction here McCaffrey showsveryone how to do it best Menolly has to overcome her background to allow herself to mature fit in learn and take her proper place in the Harper Hold I found it delightful reading ven "better re reading and in many ways a better storyline than the "re reading and in many ways a better storyline than the which immediately precedes it I think it s hard for modern readers to imagine the cultural landscape back before fantasy became commonplace and widely accepted Back when McCaffrey wrote this before Star Wars there was very little presence of fantasy in pop culture Sure there was plenty of good fantasy to read if you knew where to look but for most of the general populace awareness of fantasy was limited to The Lord of the Rings which had been published twenty years arlier So when McCaffrey published her Pern novels they took the world by storm Each book lived on the bestseller lists very home had a copy the Pern novels were
used to launch the kind of marketing juggernaut that s xpected today but which was astonishing at the time Everywhere I to launch the kind of marketing juggernaut that s Daddy Wanted expected today but which was astonishing at the time Everywhere I growing up P Dragonsinger is very much one of those books that while on the surface about music Menolly the protagonist is a young musician who s just gotten the chance to train professionallyssentially after Forbidden Stranger earlier being told she had no right to play at all is really about pursuing any artDragonsinger falls a bit strongly toward believing that artists are somehow a little different than others something I m not convinced of But mostly it gets things right and there s one thing I noticed this time that I hadn t really before Menolly is a bit self depreciating about her music at first because she s been told for so long it wasn t worth much So when she also claims her music isn t very good and keeps pointing to all the things she needs to learn inarlier readings I thought. The minds of others For young Menolly her dreams of becoming a Harper have nothing to do with power but rather her love of music Now she is finally living out her musical dreams as an apprentice Harper but it’s turning out to be challenging than she thought Formerly forbid. It unwarranted modesty a lack of acceptance of her own skillBut this reading I think I get it Menolly isn t modest because she fails to accept her own skill She s modest precisely because of that skill she s so good she can see all she has to learn while a lesser musician who couldn t see all Menolly can would be likely to accept his playing as pretty good Menolly s modesty isn t a denial of her skill it s a direct conseuence of itI find myself pondering now whether believing without reservation that you re good at a craft is beginner territory and whether doubts or at least a sense of still having a lot to learn is a sign of having gained some amount of skill rather than of lacking itDragonsinger is also very much about how Snowy River Man even when you have things to learn though that doesn t mean your work lacks merit or can t benjoyed Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze even in its imperfect state or that those imperfections will alwaysven get in the way *Of What The Work * what the work trying to do Which is something Menolly does still have to learn that her work may not be perfect that she may have things to learn but that doesn t mean her current creations are unworthy of being loved by others This is the second book in the Harper Hall Trilogy and it follows Menolly as she comes to the Harper Hall to become and apprenticeI absolutely love this character She has been through so much with a father who would hold her back from music because she is a girl She is "So Talented In Music "talented in music as a song writer t My favorite of the Harper Hall books There s something so satisfying about Menolly who went through hell in the first book being treated like a princess and shown around the Harper Hall Getting new clothes meeting new friends finding out that her scarred hand will heal just so satisfying I won t go into depth as this is a book I ve read several times since first Les brumes d'avalon : roman encountering it as a teenager ages ago and there are literally hundreds of detailed reviews One thing that inspires me about Dragonsinger though is that it doesn t follow the contemporary form of havingverything go wrong for the main character all the way through until the Malakai (Wicked Games, end In contrast Menolly actually succeeds in almostvery chapter a victory for her shared with the reader and yet somehow McCaffrey still made the drama feel genuine throughout. Den to study music because of her gender Menolly uickly ncounters hostility from a number of her male peers and masters With the help of new friends teachers and her nine tiny colorful dragons Menolly finds that her musical talents may prove powerful than anyone could imagi.