Pern Novels - Published Order

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Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1 Summary

Journey to the wonder-filled world of Pern in the first volume of Anne McCaffrey's best-selling Harper Hall Trilogy. Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern.

All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

Anne McCaffrey's enchanting tales of Pern, with all their colorful dragons and fantastic characters, have won her millions of fans around the world. The winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award, she is one of the best-loved writers in all of fantasy literature.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Miss J Niven on 18-02-09

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  • Book 4

    • Dragonsinger

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great clasic revisited

    • By Freddy Bence on 16-11-18

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  • Book 6

    • Dragondrums

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrator

    • By Anna on 31-05-10

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11

    • All the Weyrs of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story with a master teller of the genre

    • By Freddy Bence on 13-12-18

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  • Book 12

    • The Dolphins of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern's oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as human colonists' dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just like revisiting old friends. marvellous.

    • By Richard Addison on 26-06-18

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 14

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  • Book 15

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  • Book 16

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  • Book 18

    • Dragon's Fire

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something missing

    • By Barry on 04-03-11

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  • Book 19

    • Dragon Harper

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the same standard.

    • By Bob on 12-09-10

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  • Book 20

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  • Book 21

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    • The Chronicles of Pern

    • First Fall
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Meredith MacRae
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short story collection. Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons - The Dragonriders of Pern!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Let down by narrator

    • By Gemma on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £18.79