The Riddle (The Five Books of Pellinor) [Alison Croggon (author)] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Riddle. THE RIDDLE. Maerad is a girl with a tragic past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the. On top, was Alison Croggon’s The Riddle. Book two in a quartet, the first being The Gift which I reviewed a few months ago, continues the story of Maerad, a

Author: Zulkitaxe Toshakar
Country: Indonesia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 22 September 2011
Pages: 32
PDF File Size: 19.53 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.19 Mb
ISBN: 369-5-87091-725-7
Downloads: 66610
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faegor

In the confrontation, Maerad kills one of these two Bards, Ilar of Desor.

The Riddle by Alison Croggon

It felt like I was reading a travel guide instead of a novel. The end’s gorgeous, very emotional. Ok fine because shes 16 or 17 she can be an angsty girl but i still didn’t buy her “love” for the winterking given her mistrustful characteristics. Maerad is astonished to find Cadvan there. The characters travel between cities and villages but never stay in them for long. It got to the point where I wanted something important to happen and nothing did.

It contains, as a result, linguistic and historical appendices and guides which describe the politics of Edil-Amarandh, aspects of the Elidhuand the Treesong itself.

Oh, and let’s not forget he’s 21 years older than her. She lives in Melbourne.

Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks. View all 3 comments.


The Riddle (novel) – Wikipedia

I look forward to seeing what Hem and Saliman have been up to in the next book. Alison Croggon’s epic fantasy continues, as Macrad travels from terrifying seas to vast stretches of glacial wilderness; drawn ever closer to her enemy the Winterking, towards the author of her sorrows and the strongest ally of the Nameless One – the greatest tyrant of them all.

This was another utter delight. Blood Of Elves Andrzej Sapkowski 8. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, pursued by both the Light and the Dark, are seeking the Riddle of the Treesong – the key to restoring peace to the ravaged kingdom. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

Her rambling path will help her learn more about her family and her powers, and eventually lead her into the lair of Arkan the Winterking himself. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Also, Maerad does a lot of growing up in this novel that’s more tangible than book 1, where she faced such relatable challenges as being instated as a Bard and I’m still not sure what that meant.

That awkward moment when you thought the main character was falling in love with the man you were hoping for. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, ever closer to the seductive Winterking — ally of her most powerful enemy, the Nameless One.

The Riddle by Alison Croggon book review

This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Sep 14, Angeliki rated it it was amazing Shelves: I did find that was the case, but it also seemed like it took about pages before that plot actually began to pick up. Our characters are still wandering with no clear direction. Really five stars but I’m not sure I can reread it soon it was really gloomy at timeswhich is my criteria for five.


However at the completion of Darksaber, I decided to make myself a pile of books that I was to read. The wind lives, the snow lives, the ice lives, the mountains live. But the story never feels rushed, and leaves me simply wishing there was more. Ninth Grade Slays 2.

If you love epic fantasy, please read it! The Naming was beautifully written, but The Riddle takes place in a much broader variety of landscapes, and Croggon brings each of them alive so that you feel that you are there with the smells, sounds and sights. Conclusions When I finished The NamingI figured that Allison Croggon had established her universe and characters and could now move on to more exciting material.

They speak of a world shadowed with ru A Conspiracy of Kings.