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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Croggon Narrator: Eloise Oxer Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pellinor Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781441862846
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Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. 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. Trapped in the Winterking's icy realm, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 2/16/2014

    " When I was halfway through at a certain point that shall remain unnamed, I had to stop and flip to the end. Once I read the end, I decided to continue reading, even though Maerad was getting on my nerves with her angsty teen self. BUT, she got better and grew up a lot, and the end was good, so now I'm looking forward to the 3rd book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Echo | 2/8/2014

    " Overall, I really liked this one, the sequel to The Naming. All except the ending, which left me cold and thinking, "She's kidding. She'll fix/clarify that in the next book, right?" I don't want to give anything away (so maybe just stop reading if you haven't finished it, though I'll try to be vague), but lust does not equal love and certainly does not stand on its own as evidence of an extremely deep love. Something was missing. I'm hoping it will all be explained away in the third book. Otherwise I'll have to say Croggon just slipped up and failed to hit the mark on the ending (and I'll be very annoyed). Other than that, I don't really have any complaints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amit Gupta | 2/1/2014

    " The story from "The Gift" continues, more twists & turns & hardships of Maerad of Pellinor as she discovers more of her powers. I'd rate this 3.5, its good, not as good as The Gift but then its like kind of the dark part of the story full of hardships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/17/2014

    " This is the second book I've read this week with homocidal rabbits. Makes me want to watch Monty Python. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hallie | 1/3/2014

    " I love Maerad's development in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/31/2013

    " So this one was like my favorite or maybe my second favorite. I just really liked this one its a great series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/15/2013

    " usually the second book in a series kind of sucks but his continued to hold my interest all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 12/15/2013

    " I liked this second book as much as the first, which doesn't often happen with book series. I still am not convinced they should really be classified in the "teen" genre, though, because of their complexity. But at any rate, I once again thoroughly enjoyed Croggon's work. Maybe someday I'll own these books. Now on to the third... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/11/2013

    " Just as good as the first one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachi | 12/10/2013

    " This book has (in my opinion) more action then the first book, but for some reason I favor The Naming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meggan | 12/2/2013

    " The plot of this installment of the Pellinor series was... weird. I feel like it didn't advance the story nearly as much as it could have. I will definitely read the next one to see what happens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Samsel | 11/29/2013

    " Riveting. I found it hard to put down. A bit darker than book 1 but that seems to be the norm with this genre. Quite an enjoyable series with many unpredictable turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Mikkay | 11/26/2013

    " Wow, wow, wow. I loved the first book in the series, but this is something else entirely. I am blown away and can't wait to start reading the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikael | 11/22/2013

    " it's a pretty good book. i'd have to say that the auther has a wide vocabulary and i have learned a lot of new words. the one thing i didn't like about it is that the main character falls in love with a sort of bad guy, an Eledhu (an Elemental). WIERD! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 11/12/2013

    " The whole plot line of these books are pretty cool. It just gets stuck in the verbose jargon the author chooses. Sometimes it totally enhances the work, but other times it detracts from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Capri | 7/3/2013

    " I had a harder time getting into this book. I think I've just been too busy. The story is unpredictable and interesting, but felt a little plotless in this book. I'll see how the next one is. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 5/15/2013

    " First book was awesome, must read this one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikita | 12/29/2012

    " i am so interested in this series now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayla | 9/9/2012

    " i Got soooo angry when Alison tried to kill Cadvan. But rejoyiced in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Kramers | 6/24/2012

    " This book was as good as the first one I can't wait to read the third and fourth one and when the next book comes out I'm hoping I saved up enough to buy it along with the box set instead of waiting months for the library to get a copy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/14/2012

    " This one was good too, but not my favorite. Still looking forward to the next though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Johnson | 11/28/2011

    " this is the sequel to The Naming, is is a four part series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzan | 11/24/2011

    " Great book in a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/24/2011

    " I'm still enjoying this series. I've been sucked into the world. I like the characters and the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jj | 9/14/2011

    " Another great book of Pellinor adding to the interesting plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2011

    " very pretty language. i love long, engaging epics :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 8/6/2011

    " The whole plot line of these books are pretty cool. It just gets stuck in the verbose jargon the author chooses. Sometimes it totally enhances the work, but other times it detracts from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/25/2011

    " I really liked this book too, but I'm not sure if it was as good as the first one. "

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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.
About the Narrator

Eloise Oxer completed her acting training at NIDA and, since her critically acclaimed debut in The Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Glass Menagerie, continues to feature on Australian stage and screen. She has worked with STC, MTC, and numerous independent companies both locally and interstate. Her screen credits include feature film Hunt Angels, The Cut, My Place, All Saints, and Offspring. With training in classical voice, and countless jazz and cabaret features, Eloise is a dynamic voice artist.