Menolly, a young fisher's daughter, had dreamed all her life of learning the Harper's craft. When her stern father denied Menolly's destiny, she fled Half Circle Hold just as Pern was struck again by the deadly danger of Threadfall, the killing ropes of death that fell from a nearby star. Taking shelter in a cave by the sea, Menolly made a miraculous discovery that insured her a new home among the master musicians of Pern's Harper Hall.
Anne McCaffrey's multi-volume saga of the fantastic world of Pern and its colorful dragons has won her millions of readers, and made her a bestseller all over the world. The Harper Hall Trilogy is central to this work, and enchanting epic combining all the ingenious invention of science fiction with the spellbinding wonder of fantasy.