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Dragon Harper (The Dragon Books Book 19) by [McCaffrey, Anne, McCaffrey, Todd]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

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Praise for Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Dragon's Fire

"The McCaffreys' second fire-breathing collaboration . . . proves why these fabled dragons still cast a spell."
-Publishers Weekly

"Grittier than the early parts of the series; Todd's apparently brought a wider, more current worldview to Pern."
-The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dragon's Kin

"Superb storytelling . . . essential for Pern fans of all ages."
-Library Journal (starred review)

"A guaranteed pleaser [in] one of SF's most splendid and longest-lived sagas."
-Booklist



"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
Dragon s Fire
The McCaffreys second fire-breathing collaboration . . . proves why these fabled dragons still cast a spell.
Publishers Weekly
Grittier than the early parts of the series; Todd s apparently brought a wider, more current worldview to Pern.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dragon s Kin
Superb storytelling . . . essential for Pern fans of all ages.
Library Journal (starred review)
A guaranteed pleaser [in] one of SF s most splendid and longest-lived sagas.
Booklist


"From the Hardcover edition.""

Praise for Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
Dragon s Fire
The McCaffreys second fire-breathing collaboration . . . proves why these fabled dragons still cast a spell.
Publishers Weekly
Grittier than the early parts of the series; Todd s apparently brought a wider, more current worldview to Pern.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dragon s Kin
Superb storytelling . . . essential for Pern fans of all ages.
Library Journal (starred review)
A guaranteed pleaser [in] one of SF s most splendid and longest-lived sagas.
Booklist

From the Hardcover edition."

Book Description

A new novel of Pern.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (31 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FY4ZSQ
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
Dragon Harper is the third collaboration between Anne and Todd, and like the previous novels set in the Third Pass era of Pern's vast history. This story is very much a direct sequel to Dragon's Fire (although the epilogue in Dragon's Fire is in fact set several years into Dragon Harper), and tells the story of Kindan's apprentice years at the Harper Hall and of the flu-type plague that wipes out a large portion of the population.
Like Dragon's Kin and Dragon's Fire, Dragon Harper is set before the events of Dragonsblood and references events mentioned in that book. The focus of the story is on Kindan, and Dragon Harper is very much his story from beginning to end. There are small moments when we see events from another characters point of view - but this novel is very much all about his apprenticeship at Harper Hall, and a terrifying situation that he must live through and deal with.
Since the publication of Dragon's Kin, it's been clear that Kindan would be one of the main characters of the Third Pass books being written by Anne and Todd, and this book doesn't disappoint in that respects. However, where the book does disappoint (and it pains me to say this, as I am very much a fan of the recent Pern novels), is that I got the feel that parts of the story had been cut, and trimmed away, leaving the focus on Kindan, and Kindan alone. Todd and Anne have created several interesting characters for the Third Pass stories, and it is a shame that they were pretty much ignored in this novel. I can only hope that they have plans to expand on characters such as C'tov (formally Cristov), J'trel and M'tal in later stories. And of course it would be nice to see more of Kindan as well, as he continues to shape up into one of the more interesting characters.
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Format: Paperback
I'm a huge, huge fan of Anne McCaffrey's work and own every book she's written. Unlike some i'm really optimistic about the collaborative work she's done with Todd, and lots of solo adventures from the son in the near future.
However, and there usually has been a however with Todd so far, he has got to give us some happiness! I get the opinion this is mostly Todd's work, his plan and execution only being 'supervised' by mummy.
I felt with Dragon's Blood, and I feel with this that the majority of the book is simply too bleak, and gives a fairly majorly unsatisfactory ending. It is poignant, evocative and does have a real sense of place that shows incredible skill in storytelling - that said I will not read this book a second time.
Would I recommend it to people? Yes. Because if you're a fan of Pern, like me, you will suffer anything to delve in to that incredible fantasy world. But the books recently are breaking my heart, and I feel that Todd needs to let some sunshine in from time to time!

As a product I have given it '4', because it outclasses anything else i've read in style and technique. However, on a scale of 'Novels of Pern' this would not rate highly for me, and I would be flabergasted to be found in the minority.

Give us something to smile about while the tears flow down our cheeks, Todd!
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Format: Paperback
I have been reading the Pern stories for over a decade now and every time I read a new one I just feel more and more disapointed. Books like The White Dragon and Dragonsong are truely magical and I've read Moreta more than 10 times and it still makes me cry. It feels to me that these stories keep on coming just to keep the franchise going rather than to add anything new or exciting. I hope that new readers wont be put off trying the original books by efforts like this one. My advice is to forget this one and go back to the old favourites.
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Format: Hardcover
Some years ago I was a real fan of Anne McCaffrey, reading everything she wrote. However, a lack of time and a feeling that the books were losing their edge meant I moved on to other stuff. However, with time on my hands I decided to read Dragonharper and see what had resulted from the collaboration of Anne and her son.

What can I say? I was so disappointed - the characterisation (even allowing for this being a sequel of sorts) was poor, the story line weak and the writing awful - what was the editor thinking to allow this through? I suppose my main gripe is that this story is supposed to be about a virulent plague which spreads quickly and devastates populations, killing those in their prime while a harper apprentice struggles with his work and feelings. Yet there was no feeling of urgency; no suspense or even any consistency in the plot line. The characters were weak and frankly I had no interest in whether they survived or not. The motives of characters were not explored, rather they were stated (for example, the bully becomes a friend when forced to work as the main character's apprentice - but he seems to do this overnight with no qualms or emotional journey) and outcomes were one liners as if the authors couldn't really be bothered to think about the resolution.

I'm really sad that a once engrossing series has come to this, but most of all I'm really cross that I wasted my time in reading this drivel!
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