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10 thoughts on “The Masterharper of Pern (Pern, #15)

  1. says:

    A book I wanted to love it s about Robinton but found incredibly frustrating instead Between the historical inconsistencies with books that came out both before and after how can he be teaching students about a document that was lost and forgotten for over 1500 years and the attempt to make things fit entirely too neatly, the parts I liked his childhood and relationship with his parents, which was very well done, and his marriage, which was as well were overshadowed by the parts tha A book I wanted to love it s about Robinton but found incredibly frustrating instead Between the historical inconsistencies with b...


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    I ve figured out why Anne McCaffrey frequently stated that the Pern novels should be read in publication order rather than by their internal chronology It s because she couldn t be arsed to keep accurate notes about the series and didn t want her readers to catch on to that fact by noticing the errors My favorite example of this is how the rapid progress of Piemur and Jancis relationship At the end of The Renegades of Pern they finally slept together for the first time Then the workers at L I ve figured out why Anne McCaffrey frequently stated that the Pern novels should be read in publication order rather than by their internal chronology It s because she couldn t be arsed to keep accurate notes about the series and didn t want her readers to catch on to that fact by noticing the errors My favorite example of this is how the rapid progress of Piemur and Jancis relationship At the end of The Renegades of Pern they finally slept together for the first time Then the workers at Landing woke up the Deus in Machina who told them the story of Dragonsdawn In the first few chapters of the next book, All the Weyrs of Pern, someone asks Piemur when the wedding will be Because it s been all of a couple of days and they re engaged now There s something to be said for seducing your girlfriend in the horse pasture, it seems.At first glance, you wouldn t expect Master Robinton to be a continuity...


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    I ve realized that Ms McCaffrey s books offend me in exactly the same way the Sex and the City movies offend me that the main characters and their dysfunctional relationships are supposed to be somehow sympathetic, if not outright aspirational In this book, Robinton himself is less obnoxious than her usual main character even if I thought the one scene where he compared holding his mom to holding his wife really Freudian and gross, but Merelan is excessively odious trying to hide his talent I ve realized that Ms McCaffrey s books offend me in exactly the same way the Sex and the City movies offend me that the main characters and their dysfunctional relationships are supposed to be somehow sympathetic, if not outright aspirational In this book, Robinton himself is less obnoxious than her usual main character even if I thought the one scene where he compared holding his mom to holding his wife really Freudian and gross, but Merelan is excessively odious trying to hide his talents from his horrible father and there s another terrible relationship the author champions but getting upset with said father when he doesn t realize the boy s potential The worst bit was when, offended that Petiron couldn t remember their son s age, she took the kid and ran off to another hold for months Screw being an adult and actually talking about your problems with your mate Run away, and all your problems will be solved.Oh, and don t get me started on...


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    Thirteenth in the chronological order for the Pern fantasy science fiction series and revolving around dragonriders and harpers The focus is on Robinton, a harper who goes on to greatness The stories are a mess in following a chronological order It s one reason I undertook a re read of the series Click this link if you want to explore my version.My TakeThis one is a biography which provides the background for the three primary stories of the Pern series Dragonflight , 14, Dragonquest , Thirteenth in the chronological order for the Pern fantasy science fiction series and revolving around dragonriders and harpers The focus is on Robinton, a harper who goes on to greatness The stories are a mess in following a chronological order It s one reason I undertook a re read of the series Click this link if you want to explore my version.My TakeThis one is a biography which provides the background for the three primary stories of the Pern series Dragonflight , 14, Dragonquest , 15, and then The White Dragon at 17 The three books in the Harper Hall subseries take place between Dragonqu...


  5. says:

    Loved it


  6. says:

    MasterHarper of Pern showed improvement in plotting and characterization compared to the few books published prior I think this was largely helped by the fact that it s a prequel to Dragonflight, so all of the big plot elements have already been established.Robinton is a major character found in the first few Pern novels and any story that takes place in the Ninth Pass timeline of Pern He s the MasterHarper, in charge of Harper Hall, has a fondness for red wine and friendship, and is a talente MasterHarper of Pern showed improvement in plotting and characterization compared to the few books published...


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    I like the Harpers of Pern and their role in keeping tradition alive and their role as educators It s hard to swallow Petiron as a character and the way everyone puts up with his annoying traits, but is too afraid to tell him how obnoxious he is How is he ever supposed to learn if he stays a cosseted prima donna I thought that was how a character like Halanna learned to become a better person, by being exposed to her own faults Weird Finally, the second half of the book was torture Suddenl I like the Harpers of Pern and the...


  8. says:

    A basic premise of the Dragonsinger Trilogy is that women were not trained as harpers so Menolly is breaking down all kinds of gender barriers on Pern when she goes to Harper Hall Now in this book we re supposed to accept that Robinton s mother was a renown...


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    The Masterharper of Pern by science fiction queen Anne McCaffrey is one of her best works She tells the life story of the great Masterharper Robinton, from his troubled childhood to his musical genius He is a favourite character in the Pern series.Would it be wrong of me to hijack my own review and compare the way Anne writes about Robinton with the way her son writes about his own favourite character Kindan Anne has passed the storywriting baton to her son Todd McCaffrey who has imo mutila The Masterharper of Pern by science fiction queen Anne McCaffrey is one of her best works She tells the life story of the great Masterharper Robinton, from his troubled childhood to his musical genius He is a favourite character in the Pern series.Would it be wrong of me to hijack my own review and compare the way Anne writes about Robinton with the way her son writes about his own favourite character Kindan Anne has passed the storywriting baton to her son Todd McCaffrey who has imo mutilated Pern One of his worse characters is Kindan, who permeates every single book written by Todd, not unlike how Robinton permeates the books written by Anne.This book allows us to see the natural talents of this leading man, allows us to understand why so many men and women put so much faith in him and love him so much Anne also shows restraint, she hints that Robinton could have been a dragon rider but leaves us to dream Compare this to Todd who pu...


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    McCaffrey offers a prelude to her original Dragonrider novels by revisiting a main character of those stories, Masterharper Robinton However this might beinteresting if he wasof a protagonist and less of an observer to events happening about Pern This sort of treatment cumulates at the end of the book when Robinton finds himself present to one of the most important scenes of...


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The Masterharper of Pern (Pern, #15) MasterSinger Merelan And Harper Petiron Were A Brilliant And Devoted Couple Merelan Was The Most Outstanding Soprano Ever Heard On Pern, And Was Often The Only One Who Could Master Petiron S Technically Accomplished Compositions When, After A Long And Difficult Birth, Robinton Was Born To Them, It Should Have Been The Culmination Of A Unique Partnership.But Petiron, Almost From The First Day, Had No Time For His Son, Refusing To See The Incredible Talent The Boy Possessed, Ignoring His Achievements And Maintaining A Strict And Disapproving Vigilance Over Him At All Times.Carefully, Secretly, The Harper Hall Took Over, Training The Greatest Talent Pern Had Ever Seen A Talent That Was Than Just Musical, For Robinton Was Able To Talk To The Dragons Of Pern.As Constant Sadness Beset His Personal Life, So A Startling Career Sent Him Like A Meteor Through The Holds And Weyrs Of Pern Until, As MasterHarper, He Became Part Of The Great Plan To Rescue Lessa From The Brutal Rule Of Holder Fax Lessa, Who Was To Be The Saviour Of The Dragons Of Pern.

  • 462 pages
  • The Masterharper of Pern (Pern, #15)
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 22 April 2017
  • 0552142743

About the Author: Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High Scho Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s f novels in the 50s and early 60s It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat