When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.
I loved the way this story focussed on one individual and his development. However, I felt as if it was too far removed fro the earlier stories on Pern in places.
The relationship between Piemur and the other characters was very interesting and complex. I particularly liked to hear about his interactions with Menolly.
The world of Pern seems more realistic in this book, and is less of an escape from life. However, it still stands well on its own too feet and is quite different from our own.
A good book to read, but probably not McCaffrey's best.
Action Reader's Action Zone: Take up a musical instrument, or support someone else to do so.
What instrument would you like to play?