Dragon Harper

Dragon Harper

However, for greatest enjoyment the following sequences are recommended:
The Dragon Books DRAGONFLIGHT DRAGONQUEST DRAGONSONG
DRAGONSINGER: HARPER OF PERN THE WHITE DRAGON DRAGONDRUMS
MORETA: ...

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448127900

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Kindan is an apprentice harper at the Harper Hall but he is finding the lessons very difficult and although he has his friends, Nonala, Kelsa and Verilan, he also has enemies, such as the bully Vaxoram. Things begin to improve for Kindan when he beats Vaxoram in a duel and Vaxoram becomes first his servant and then gradually his trusted friend. Then Kindan impresses a fire-lizard and becomes the proud owner of the magnicent Valla. At the hatching he meets Koriana, daughter of Lord Holder Bemin of Fort Hold. She also impresses and she and Kindan fall in love, but her parents disapprove and she has to return to Fort Hold. Then a plague begins to spread across Pern, killing nearly everyone infected. Kindan and his friends search the harper records to see if they can find a cure, but all they can find is mention of a similar plague over a hundred Turns past. As the plague gets worse Kindan and Vaxoram are sent to Fort Hold to help tend the sick. Kindan will be reunited with Koriana, but will she be free of the plague, and will he be able to find a cure before more people die?
Categories: Fiction

Dragon Harper Curse

Dragon Harper Curse

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Author: James Donaldson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595258659

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 689

A thrilling, dark and sensual story of war and revenge set in 6th Century Celtic Scotland. Driven mad at the Battle of Arderydd when his lord died and his dreams were destroyed, Lailoken, the last of the great dragon harpers, arises from pain and madness to seek redemption and revenge. A culmination of myth and legend blending history and fantasy of the war plagued years that led to the rise of Northumbria and a simple man of poetic heart and warrior soul.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Dragon Harper

The Last Dragon Harper

The Last Dragon Harper is the juxtaposition of myth, legend, and history of the
struggles of the different tribes and peoples of Northern Britain during the
finaldecades of the 6th century. Lailoken, a prince of the Selgovae people,
becomes the ...

Author: James Donaldson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469723662

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 528

The Last Dragon Harper completes the story of Lailoken's early years. Ceidio's kingdom has been destroyed and Gwenddolau, his youngest son, finds himself the new king. Lailoken steps from the shadows of his personal demons with a dream of peace and prosperity. And he will fight with all his strength to hold onto that bright dream, to stand at Gwenddolau's side, and to seek to love again. Dragon Skies is the dark and magical history of northern Britain in the late sixth century. The series blends myth, legend, and history into a vibrant and powerful retelling of the events that led to the birth of Northumbria and the collapse of the Romano-British kingdoms that comprised Y Gogledd. One lonely man, fated by the gods to walk the battlefields and witness the events, will become legend. This is the history of Lailoken, known as Myrddin, the last dragon harper.
Categories: Fiction

Fal

Fal

Author: Peter Patterson

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 1869890434

Category: Personality

Page: 326

View: 614

Categories: Personality

Last of the Dragon Harpers

Last of the Dragon Harpers

Last of the Dragon Harpers is the first book of a four part series of historical romances that covers the tumultuous period of the latter sixth century of lower Scotland.

Author: James Donaldson

Publisher: Writers Club Press

ISBN: 0595211143

Category: Fiction

Page: 553

View: 559

Last of the Dragon Harpers is the first book of a four part series of historical romances that covers the tumultuous period of the latter sixth century of lower Scotland. The storyline blends Celtic myth and legend to tell the events that led to the rise of Northumbria and the collapse of the Celto-British resistance in the North of Britain. The hero and main protagonist of the story is Lailoken, the alter ego of the mad Merlin of the Dark Age Arderydd poem. In Book 1, Lailoken is caught between fate, love, and personal choices in a tragic struggle of change. Trained secretly by the great harper, Lofernios, to become the counselor and harper of the expected new grail king Peredur, destiny determines that Lailoken’s fate will be joined to that of Gwenddolau, son of Ceidio, a pagan king. Their friendship will place them in the center of political and religious intrigues and the search for love and happiness and lead to the great battle at Arderydd.
Categories: Fiction

Dragon s Time

Dragon s Time

EVENT Marriage: Te'negar and Silstra Kisk Hatches Kindan to Harper Hall C'tov
lmpresses Sereth Plague Starts Plague Ends Fort Weyr riders arrive back in time
at [gen Weyr Fort Weyr riders return from Igen Weyr Fiona impresses Talenth ...

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409043829

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 884

Although Lorana cured the dragons' sickness so many died from the disease that there are no longer enough dragons to fight the deadly Thread, and more dragons and their riders die each Threadfall. With their numbers dwindling, Lorana made the decision to fly forward in time in a desperate bid to bring dragons from the future to fight Thread. She knew that jumping so far in time would result in her losing her baby, but without her jump all life on Pern is doomed. Back at Telgar Weyr Fiona, Kindan and T'mar realise what Lorana has done. They are desperately sad, but two things give them hope. The first is that Fiona is expecting twins, and the second the fact that all the dragonriders are exhausted, a sign that they are Timing it - existing elsewhere in space and time - which gives them hope that Lorana has found a way through time to help them. Sure enough, led by messages left for them by Lorana, they fly through space to the Dawn Sisters, the ships hanging in space that brought their ancestors to Pern. From there they look down at the beautiful planet and see a previously undiscovered continent - this is where they are Timing it and where they are reunited with Lorana. Now they can increase the number and strength of the dragons before going back to their own time to fight Thread. Although Lorana found she couldn't break time, she has found a way to cheat it.
Categories: Fiction

Dragongirl

Dragongirl

... Marriage: Terregar and Silstra Kisk Hatches Kindan to Harper Hall C'tov
Impresses Sereth Plague Starts Plague Ends ... Weyr BOOK Dragon's Kin
Dragons' Kin Dragon '5 Kin Dragon 's Fire Dragon Harper Dragon Harper
Dragonsblood, ...

Author: Todd McCaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446487006

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 283

Shortly after Fiona's return to Fort Weyr, three Turns older and wiser, her queen, Talenth, is infected with the dreaded sickness that has consumed so many of Pern's precious fire-breathing dragons. Talenth's recovery and the recovery of all the other dragons of Pern is delivered by the unflagging efforts of Lorana and Kindan at Benden Weyr - but their one vital clue is only bought with the loss of all the dragons of Telgar Weyr. Fiona is sent to relieve the distressed weyrfolk of the now-dragonless Weyr. When her queen, Talenth, rises to mate, Fiona finds herself not only Telgar's senior Weyrwoman but in the center of the dilemma that confronts all Pern - how can the one thousand fighting dragons do the job of three thousand? And, if they can't, how long will it be before all of Pern is consumed by Thread?
Categories: Fiction

Red Knight and Dragon Skies

Red Knight and Dragon Skies

Red Knight and Dragon Skies finishes the story begun in Dragon Harper Curse
and completes Book 2 of the Dragon Skies series. Book 1 of the Dragon Skies
legends retold the early years of the life of Lailoken, Myrddin of the legends, and
 ...

Author: James Donaldson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595807949

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 852

Red Knight and Dragon Skies finishes the story begun in Dragon Harper Curse and completes Book 2 of the Dragon Skies series. Book 1 of the Dragon Skies legends retold the early years of the life of Lailoken, Myrddin of the legends, and events that led to his madness when his lord and friend Gwenddolau was destroyed at the Battle of Arderydd. In Red Knight and Dragon Skies, Lailoken fulfills his dream to destroy Peredur and Gwrgi in retribution. Lailoken will join the delegation from Columcille, the historical St Columba of Iona, as he seeks to bring Christianity and peace to the Angles. But fate has a way of rearing its ugly head. Even as Columcille steps onto the path of peace, intrigues and schemes slither in the background. Using the Ionan delegation as subterfuge, Peredur sets into motion plans to crush the Angles and seek revenge against past allies and kinsmen. As the road winds uneasily toward war, new powers begin to rise in the land. Urien Rheged moves to solidify his control of the West. Rhyderrch seizes the lands to the old wall even as his dal Riadan ally, Aedan mac Gabran, tests his kingship of the isles. But none of the Western kings grasp the strength of the Angle kings and their belief in the prophecy that they will rule the land from sea to sea. Legend and history twist together in this dark sensual adventure of a man seeking love in a land filled with struggle.
Categories: Fiction

Dragonsinger

Dragonsinger

When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a huge bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards.

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448127948

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 582

When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a huge bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards. The Masterharper of Pern, aware of her unique skills, had chosen her as his only girl apprentice. But the holdless girl had first to overcome many heartaches in this strange new life. Two things sustained her — her devoted lizards, a subject on which she was fitted to instruct her Masters — and the music... music of compelling beauty, music-making where at last she was accepted. In the Great Hall, Menolly could fulfil her destiny.
Categories: Fiction

Beneath a Dragon Sky

Beneath a Dragon Sky

Dragon Skies Book I Incipit James Donaldson. years. Worry not about Clytno.
That strutting peacock will ... He finished with the brief little flourish that was the
trademark of the dragon harper. All was still in the great hall of the Clyde. Every
ear ...

Author: James Donaldson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462082636

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 736

Dragon Skies is the dark and magical history of northern Britain in the late sixth century. The series blends myth, legend, and history into a vibrant and powerful retelling of the events that led to the birth of Northumbria and the collapse of the Romano-British kingdoms that comprised Y Gogledd. One lonely man, fated by the gods to walk the battlefields and witness the events, will become legend. This is the history of Lailoken, known as Myrddin, the last dragon harper. In the collapse of Roman Britain, the North returned to the centuries old hatreds and tribal rivalries. Each generation of kings and tyrants fought over the bones of the land. No Arthur arose to unite the kingdoms and bring peace, though there was no lack of pretenders to his legacy. Beneath a Dragon Sky begins the journey through this troubled land. Bran the Blessed seeks to fulfill his dreams of restoring his people; but the fates have another design. In the midst of the North, Ceidio's kingdom along the old Roman wall is locked between powerful enemies and will find its greatest in its shadow when Peredur Steel Arm comes to claim his legacy. The dreams of a young man with a soul for music will be tested.
Categories: Fiction

A Dragon Lover s Treasury of the Fantastic

A Dragon Lover s Treasury of the Fantastic

I imagine that my queen loves him for his hair or for his harper's hands; she must
not listen to him speak. So I had better take him. I am sorry that he snuck into your
house and tried to steal from you.” “It is a harp made of dragon bone and sinew ...

Author: Margaret Weis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446555173

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 113

Dragons are monsters, mages, heroes, horrors. Dragons thrill our dreams and haunt our legends. Now Margaret Weis, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Dragonlance and Death Gate series, author of the Star of the Guardians series, and one of the world's leading dragonists and dracophiles, gathers the greatest classic dragon stories of our time, written by the winners of every award in the fields of fantasy and science fiction. Book jacket.
Categories: Fiction

Dragonsong

Dragonsong

Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481448604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 729

The planet Pern has been colonized for centuries by humans. When humans first settled on this world, they did not take notice of its sister planet, which had an indigenous life form that attempted to land on Pern when it came within reach. These silver "threads" fell in a destructive wave on the temperate lands of Pern once every 200 years, destroying all life they encountered. To combat this menace, the inhabitants of Pern developed a species of dragon that could burn these threads out of the sky before they touched down. Now, centuries have passed between threadfalls, and the danger of thread is considered a myth. However, a dragon rider named F'lar knows that the riders are once again needed.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mount Dragon

Mount Dragon

Harper took over the story. “When the Inquisition learned what had happened,
they began searching the trail. About five weeks later, right at the base of Mount
Dragon, they found a horse, tied to a stake, dead. It was Mondragón's.” “At Mount
 ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429989637

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 230

Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed . . . in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's Mount Dragon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Harper Hall of Pern Trilogy

Harper Hall of Pern Trilogy

A young girl allies with nine tiny dragons and finds her voice in the fantastical Harper Hall trilogy, set within the world of science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series!

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 1534461485

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 752

View: 202

A young girl allies with nine tiny dragons and finds her voice in the fantastical Harper Hall trilogy, set within the world of science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series! For centuries, the world of Pern has faced a destructive force known as Thread. But now the number of magnificent dragons who have protected this world and the men and women who ride them are dwindling. As destruction falls from the sky, Menolly has only one dream: to sing, play, and weave the music that comes to her so easily—she wishes to become a Harper. But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams. So Menolly runs away, taking shelter in a cave by the sea. Miraculously, she happens upon nine fire lizards that could possibly save her world…and change her life forever. This paperback boxed set contains the entire Harper Hall trilogy: Dragonsong Dragonsinger Dragondrums
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Dragon and Thief

Dragon and Thief

The smile vanished. “Look, kid—” “He's clean,” the second man announced,
putting the scanner away inside his jacket and tapping the comm clip on his
collar. “Boyle?” “Right here,” a voice answered faintly from the clip. “What is it,
Harper?

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429915670

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 844

Fourteen-year-old orphan Jack Morgan is hiding out. In a spaceship. Falsely accused of a crime, he pilots his Uncle Virgil's spaceship to a remote and uninhabited planet hoping to escape capture. When another ship crashes after a fierce battle, Jack rescues the sole survivor-- a K'da warrior names Draycos. It turns out Draycos can help Jack clear his name. All they have to do is team up. No problem, right? Until Jack learns that Draycos is not your average alien...in Timothy Zahn's Dragon and Thief. Ages 10 and up At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The White Dragon

The White Dragon

'And we're to mark all those that look to harpers with harper colors.' jaxorn and
Menolly were ushered into the Harperhall and given wine and hot soup. Neither
of them got to eat it hot because no sooner were they served than some of the ...

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448127955

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 373

Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth possessed remarkable qualities. Not only could he communicate with the iridescent, fluttering fire lizards, but he could fly. Back in time to any WHEN with unfailing accuracy. Nearly everyone else on Pern thought Ruth was a runt who would never amount to anything, but Jaxom knew his dragon was special. In secret they trained to fight against the burning threads from the Red Planet, to fly Back in time as well as Between, and finally their close and special union was to result in the most startling and breathtaking discovery of all... THE WHITE DRAGON is one of the most unforgettable episodes in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern.
Categories: Fiction

Ace Rivals

Ace Rivals

Not Bull Dragon! Harper!" Jim Harris had seen the episode and tried to chase
and shoot down the enemy on his friend's tail but just couldn't get within range to
fire his cannons. Somehow, that MiG's aerial tactics are remindful of something to
 ...

Author: Charles Heaton Allen

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781607994558

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 384

Jim Harris and Kurt Grant have loved Cathy Cashman since they were a trio of sixth-graders in Seguin, Texas. As the years pass, they find themselves in the throes of World War II and pledge their allegiance to the Army Air Force, taking to the skies. With Jim behind the controls of a P-38 fighter and Kurt in a P-47 fighter, the backdrop of the South Pacific becomes their place to win her love. As Japanese anda "latera "North Korean fighters fall from the wild blue yonder, will Cathy fall for a pilot and give her heart to a hero of Ace Rivals? Author Charles Heaton Allen, awarded the Teddy Award's 'Best Novel 1996' for Ace Rivals, takes readers on an enthralling, action-packed journey of danger, bravery, and romance. 'What a fine book ...We happily award you the Novels Division Title for the Austin (Tx) Writers' League's Teddy Award.' Angela Smith Excecutive Director, AWL 'Top-notch air combat story ' Colonel H. Greer USAF, retired"
Categories: Fiction

Dragondrums

Dragondrums

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.

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481448642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 279

The planet Pern has been colonized for centuries by humans. When humans first settled on this world, they did not take notice of its sister planet, which had an indigenous life form that attempted to land on Pern when it came within reach. These silver "threads" fell in a destructive wave on the temperate lands of Pern once every 200 years, destroying all life they encountered. To combat this menace, the inhabitants of Pern developed a species of dragon that could burn these threads out of the sky before they touched down. Now, centuries have passed between threadfalls, and the danger of thread is considered a myth. However, a dragon rider named F'lar knows that the riders are once again needed.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Woman of Wisdom

A Woman of Wisdom

Shrewd yet innocent, Abigail saw and named the deepest level of the dilemma,
her husband's folly — and then went on to seek creative alternatives, and the
dragon was transformed (Brenda Wilbee, Taming the Dragons, Harper-Collins).
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Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434704114

Category: Religion

Page:

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Based on Proverbs, this study explores ten characteristics of honorable character, including awe of God, discretion, trust, faithfulness, and honesty.
Categories: Religion

Red Capitalism in South China

Red Capitalism in South China

Paul Theroux , ' Going to See the Dragon , ' Harper's Folio The Pearl River Delta
region is one of the most populous and productive regions in China . Located on
the southern coast of the mainland , the delta has long been China's southern ...

Author: George C. S. Lin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774806176

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 102

Red Capitalism in South China is the best account to date of change in the Pearl River Delta. It examines a phenomenon that is important not only because of the speed, extent, and magnitude of the changes taking place but also because the delta's patterns of growth and development are distinct from those of the Western capitalist world and the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In addition, Lin offers significant insights into how a regional socialist economy is transformed after the intrusion of global market forces. This book will be of immense value to those interested in the regional and economic development to the Pearl River Delta or in China in general.
Categories: Science