The Naming

The Naming
Title The Naming PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 515
Release 2010-12-07
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0763652512

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"An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero. . . . I couldn’t put it down!" – Tamora Pierce Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn’t yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror. The first book in a projected quartet, Alison Croggon’s epic about Maerad and her remarkable yet dangerous gift is a beautiful, unforgettable tale. Presented as a new translation of an ancient text, The Naming evokes the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world just waiting to be discovered.

The Crow

The Crow
Title The Crow PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 521
Release 2010-12-07
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0763652539

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As this enthralling epic nears its climax, the young heroine’s brother discovers his own hidden gift — and the role he must play in battling the Dark. Hem is a weary orphan whose struggle for survival ends when he is reunited with his lost sister, Maerad. But Maerad has a destiny to fulfill, and Hem is sent to the golden city of Turbansk, where he learns the ways of the Bards and befriends a mysterious white crow. When the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and an orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. It is there that Hem has a vision and learns that he, too, has a part to play in Maerad’s quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong. As The Crow continues the epic tale begun with The Naming and The Riddle, Alison Croggon creates a world of astounding beauty overshadowed by a terrifying darkness, a world where Maerad and Hem must prepare to wage their final battle for the Light.

The Gift

The Gift
Title The Gift PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher
Pages 494
Release 2016
Genre Bards and bardism
ISBN 9781406372557

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Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful Gift, a Gift that marks her as a member of the School of Pellinor. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true heritage and extraordinary destiny unfolds. Now she and her teacher, Cadvan, must survive a punishing and uncertain journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem from the deepest recesses of other-worldly terror.

The Bone Queen

The Bone Queen
Title The Bone Queen PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 416
Release 2017-06-13
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0763694037

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In a highly anticipated prequel to the Books of Pellinor, Alison Croggon captivates fans old and new with her ancient, legendary world of Annar. After being seduced into sorcery by an agent of the Dark, the promising Bard Cadvan of Lirigon recklessly unleashed the terrible Bone Queen, bringing destruction down upon Annar. Cast out of the Schools of Barding for his crime, Cadvan now lives in exile, burdened by memories of his dealings with the Dark. At his former home, Cadvan’s mentor, Nelac, and his rival, Dernhil, begin to suspect that the Bone Queen may yet lurk in Annar, and a young Bard named Selmana is plagued by an ominous presence and an unsettling new ability to step between worlds. With darkness gathering and Bards giving in to fear and paranoia, a guilt-ridden Cadvan must once again earn the Bards’ trust and Selmana must gain control of her newfound powers if they are to bring peace to the living and the dead. Fans of the Books of Pellinor will savor this glimpse into Cadvan’s past, and readers new to Alison Croggon’s intricately built world will relish The Bone Queen as a stand-alone epic of light, dark, magic, and redemption.

Black Spring

Black Spring
Title Black Spring PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 289
Release 2013-08-27
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0763667080

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Inspired by the gothic classic Wuthering Heights, this stunning new fantasy from the author of the Books of Pellinor is a fiercely romantic tale of betrayal and vengeance. In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled by vendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughter of a village lord. She and her childhood companion, Damek, have grown up privileged and spoiled, and they’re devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But Lina’s violet eyes betray her for a witch, and witches are not tolerated in a brutally patriarchal society. Her rank protects her from persecution, but it cannot protect her from tragedy and heartbreak. An innocent visitor stands witness to the devastation that ensues as destructive longing unleashes Lina’s wrath, and with it her forbidden power. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical, or the gothic, readers will be irresistibly compelled by the passion of this tragic tale.

The Singing

The Singing
Title The Singing PDF eBook
Author Alison Croggon
Publisher Viking
Pages 448
Release 2008
Genre Bards and bardism
ISBN 9780670072385

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The fourth and final book in the critically acclaimed Pellinor series In a desperate race against the Dark, Maerad must try to solve the final riddle of the Treesong. Only then will the Nameless One be defeated and peace resotred to the Seven Kingdoms. But Maerad only holds the key to hald the riddle - her long-lost brother, Hem, has the other. Before embarking on a perilous journey to find Hem, Maerad must first wage an epic war against the Landrost. And Hem, fleeing the advances of the Black Army, must endure betrayal and mortal illness in his search for Maerad. But the Dark grows ever more powerful - will brother and sister reach one another in time or will all be lost in a final, apocalyptic battle? Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books.

Shadowfell

Shadowfell
Title Shadowfell PDF eBook
Author Juliet Marillier
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages 418
Release 2012-09-11
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0375869549

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Fifteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered the capture of anyone with magical strengths, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, Neryn meets a mysterious soldier and the Good Folk, who tell her that she, alone, can save Alban.