The masterharper of Pern

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Pern: a beautiful world colonized by humans, terrorized by the deadly spores called Thread, and defended by magnificent flying dragons. Anne McCaffrey's bestselling tales of this planet have yielded a multitude of unforgettable characters. And now, after years of urging by devoted readers, one of the most popular denizens of Pern takes center stage in a novel that chronicles his extraordinary life.Along with the dragonriders, perhaps none are so revered on Pern as the harpers, whose songs record history, warn of the coming of Thread, and prepare Pern's people for the future.And no one is more influential than the Master harper of Pern. The son of renowned composer Petiron and gifted singer Merelan, Robinton is a prodigy from birth and enjoys a special rapport with the telepathic dragons. But it is a time when Thread has not been a threat for centuries, the harpers have fallen into disfavor, and one despotic man is plotting to take over Pern. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own...driven by his belief in music, in the dragons, and in the salvation of his beloved Pern.S
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780345424600
9780345454034
9780345388230
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.7, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
980L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 46e15a12-9b58-fc09-dd4d-d1ce56680e86
Grouping Title masterharper of pern
Grouping Author mccaffrey anne
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-17 23:22:51PM
Last Indexed 2018-10-18 00:10:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 23
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.7
author Anne McCaffrey
author_display McCaffrey, Anne
available_at_catalog Annex
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
display_description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "At last, Robinton has his own book . . . McCaffrey adds another absorbing chapter to dragon lore. . . . Readers will revel in this compelling character study of a fascinating personality."—Romantic Times

In a time when the deadly scourge Thread has not fallen on Pern for centuries—and many dare to hope that Thread will never fall again—a boy is born to Harper Hall. A musical prodigy who has the ability to speak with the dragons, he is called Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.
It is a perilous time for the harpers who sing of Thread—they are being turned away from holds, derided, attacked, even beaten. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own. But despite the tragedies that beset his own life, he continues to believe in music and in the dragons, and he is determined to save his beloved Pern from itself—so that the dragonriders can be ready to fly against the dreaded Thread when at last it returns . . .

"The story takes wing . . . when McCaffrey's beloved dragons roar and their riders soar upon the beasts' mighty backs. . . . Fans of Pern will likely be enthralled."—Publishers Weekly
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 46e15a12-9b58-fc09-dd4d-d1ce56680e86
isbn 9780345388230, 9780345424600, 9780345454034
item_details ils:CARL0000097798|35192024506960|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction McCaffr|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000097798|35192024510335|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction McCaffr|||1|false|false|||||Withdrawn||EP||, ils:CARL0000097798|P00661463|Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|F MCC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, overdrive:2d98111f-5c16-4ef8-bc16-7f14ad0b3fdf|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-10-18T05:10:06.692Z
lexile_score 980
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction McCaffr
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids
primary_isbn 9780345424600
publishDate 1998, 2002
record_details ils:CARL0000097798|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Ballantine Books,|1998.|431 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:2d98111f-5c16-4ef8-bc16-7f14ad0b3fdf|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2002|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000097798 35192024510335 Currently Unavailable Withdrawn false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000097798 35192024506960 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:2d98111f-5c16-4ef8-bc16-7f14ad0b3fdf -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
series Dragonriders of Pern
series_with_volume Dragonriders of Pern|18
subject_facet Dragons -- Fiction, Pern (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
title_display The masterharper of Pern
title_full Masterharper of Pern, The masterharper of Pern / Anne McCaffrey
title_short The masterharper of Pern
title_sub
topic_facet Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Pern (Imaginary place), Science Fiction