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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Croggon Narrator: Colin Moody Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pellinor Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781441862907
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While Maerad journeys in the far north, her brother, Hem, is sent south to the golden city of Turbansk. There he learns the ways of the Bards and discovers a hidden gift when he rescues a white crow. But when the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and a young orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. Soon Hem discovers that he, too, has a crucial role to play in the quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong.

“This penultimate epic...is emotionally astute and brimming with vivid detail.” —Kirkus Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elora | 2/18/2014

    " again, this author is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda Addonizio | 2/13/2014

    " At first I didn't like this one as much, partly because I wanted to get back to Maerad's story in Book 4. But finally I got a little more drawn into Hem's story, and the last half was quite hard to put down. I wonder what it would have been like if The Riddle and The Crow were interwoven? Well, either way, I'm looking forward to the conclusion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 2/3/2014

    " The third book in the series is written about Cai, Maerad's younger brother. Pretty boring, but it was a relief to get away from stupid Maerad for a whole book. On a different day I might give it three stars. The entire series is much too "questy". Quest after quest after quest...the quests never end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 1/26/2014

    " I liked the continuation of the story from the brother's point of view. I appreciate how much he grows over the course of the book. Now on to the last and final book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/23/2014

    " Clearly not the final book in the series, this one mostly follows the brother of the heroine of the first two. I assume the next will bring the siblings together to finish their quest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 1/17/2014

    " I really tried to give this series a chance. I bought all the books and tried to slog through but I have even giving this book a star. I wish the option existed of giving it fewer. Nothing here at all really worth anyone's time. I wasted my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheRose | 12/27/2013

    " Great book...can't wait to read the final in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa T | 12/26/2013

    " Excellent series! I was somewhat disappointed to only hear the story from the boy's point of view, but I still loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 11/4/2013

    " My least favorite in the series (no Cadvan!), but still very good. This may be my new favorite series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/19/2013

    " A good, though darker, follow along to books one and two. Tells the story of Maerad's brother and his travels. Believable and intelligently written. Can't wait to continue the story in number 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 9/2/2013

    " It was a really well written story but I found it to be a lot darker than the other two books. I am excited to see how the last book pulls the two story lines back together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Robbins | 8/2/2013

    " part three....this one has more violence than the others,but nothing over the top. in this one we hear the story from hem's viewpoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mika | 7/18/2013

    " Blah blah blah shut up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/16/2012

    " Least favorite so far... A long read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kisty | 9/8/2012

    " I found myself thinking about this book, long after I was done! Some disturbing images in it, but very good book!! This is the 3rd in the series of 4 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/8/2012

    " I really like this series even thought some parts seem to drag on, I don't loose interest. I like how the characters continue to develop and the storyline brings you in to another time where the feeling of community is everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breanne | 3/28/2012

    " Still loving this fantasy series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 1/6/2012

    " Didn't enjoy as much as the first two, but still a great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Samsel | 12/19/2011

    " Another dark chapter in the life of Hem or Cai of Pellinor. The Darkness is advancing and the Light struggles but hope is found in unusual places. A very compelling read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candi | 11/19/2011

    " We have now stopped following the only person who could have kissed anyone. Let me contain my excitement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Canadiy Erow | 10/21/2011

    " not very far but very good!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/8/2011

    " I didn't like reading Hem's perspective. It was nice so that we could see what was going on while Maerad was living out her adventures, but I've grown attached to Maerad and wished for her return the entire time I read this book. Excellent writing throughout however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spransys6 | 6/30/2011

    " It is even more rare that the third book in a series lives up to the first two. This is an outstanding story about Hem, Maerad's brother. Magic, families ties, and a quest to save the world. Amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzan | 6/14/2011

    " Loved it. I was wishing my son was reading this series as I plowed through this! Login
    Hem's story, what a great character. Anxiously leaping into book four! Loving this series! Thanks Jenn and Erin! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/2/2011

    " Was a little dry the first quarter or so, and took a bit longer to get into (mainly because Hem's path is so very different from Maerad's). Thoroughly enjoyed it though, and ended up being just as enthralling as the first two books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/8/2011

    " Super slow exposition, but once it got going (100+ pages in!), I really couldn't resist this, and stayed up late to finish it. Who can resist the ol' struggle between the forces of good versus evil? Especially couched in the wide-eyed earnestness of a young adult novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 4/20/2011

    " It was a really well written story but I found it to be a lot darker than the other two books. I am excited to see how the last book pulls the two story lines back together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 3/24/2011

    " I was more impressed with this book than the others I've read in the series because the story follows Hem more, and I find him really interesting. The ending is predictable though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/22/2011

    " This book was the hardest of the series for me to read, because it switches viewpoints from Maerad to her younger brother, Hem. It was jarring, to say the least, but it was still very well written and had a great storyline, so I still give it 4 of 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 3/12/2011

    " this book grabbed my heart, tossed it on the floor, stomped on it repeatedly, then placed it back in my chest as if expecting it to work properly again. IT was fantastic! Read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/3/2011

    " This is the 3rd book of the series, and though the story is interesting, I felt like it did little to move the storyline along. "

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About the Author
Author Alison CroggonAlison Croggon is an acclaimed Australian poet and playwright. She is the Melbourne theatre critic for The Australian and has received the Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year award. To date, she has written and performed nine works for the theatre. Her young adult fantasy quartet, the Books of Pellinor, have been published around the world to much praise. She was inspired to write them when her oldest son started reading fantasy novels, reminding her of how much she enjoyed the genre and of her ambition growing up to write a fantasy novel herself.