Menolly -- Mistress of Music, Ward of Fire Lizards
Every two hundred years or so, shimmering threads fall, raining black ruin on Fern. The great dragons of Fern hurl themselves through the beleaguered skies, flaming tongues of fire to destroy deadly Thread and save the planet. It was not Threadfall that made Menolly unhappy. It was her Ether who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of music. Menolly had no choice but to run away. She came upon a group of fire lizards, wild relatives of the fire-breathing dragons. Her music swirled about them; she taught nine to sing, suddenly Menolly was no longer alone.
I loved this look into the life of a young woman within one part of Pern. It was an interesting departure from the story so far and helped me to consolidate what I knew so far. I particularly liked that we saw events that we already knew about from another viewpoint.
Menolly is an interesting and sweet character. The plot is truly enchanting. All round this is an easy fantasy read.
Different from the other books of Pern that I've read so far and more to my style of reading.
Action Reader's Action: Use music to brighten up someone's life
Question: If you could have a dragon what would it be like?