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It was about a girl who had been able to charm several dragon-like creatures, which had been believed to be impossible. Most people hadn't even believed that the dragon-like creatures even existed until she had arrived back with a broken hand and several of the creatures following her. The book also had something to do with music, and was the first of a trilogy. I read it a few years ago but I can't remember the name.

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Sounds like Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall Trilogy, specifically the first book, Dragonsong. The plot follows a teenaged girl named Menolly with a talent for music. Her rural family has discouraged her from singing or playing instruments because they feel that is men's work. At one point she stumbles on a hatching nest of fire lizards (basically small dragons) and saves them from the rising tide. She raises them and after a severe injury to her hand (not broken- cut very badly), she leaves home permanently. She is trapped outdoors during threadfall (an environmental hazard) and rescued by a man who is basically a local aristocrat.

  • Beat me to it. It's almost an exact match. – Beofett Dec 11 '13 at 14:22
  • That's the one, thanks. – Dragona13 Dec 11 '13 at 14:27

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