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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,187 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: July 2011 ISBN: 9781441862969
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In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the Seven Kingdoms are threatened with bitter and devastating defeat. Yet in Maerad and Hem lives the secret to the mysterious Singing, and legend holds that if they release the music of Elidhu together, they have the power to defeat the Nameless One. Can brother and sister find each other in time to fight this all-powerful enemy, and are they strong enough—even reunited—to defeat him before all is lost?

The climactic volume of the epic quartet follows the Bards of Edil-Amarandh on a vital quest to merge their powers against a nameless evil.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cornelia | 2/9/2014

    " All in all, I liked the Pellinor saga, but as already mentioned about the first three books, the series would have needed a good lector to make it a really good one. The end now was somehow dummy, I expected more than just travelling with a few obstacles to a certain place and playing mostly unhampered a song. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/9/2014

    " This is the fourth and final book in the Pellinor series--someone wrote "it is an epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition."--I absolutely agree. What a wonderful conclusion to an amazing series. Croggon is an accomplished poet and operatic composer and it shows in her writing. A book definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/28/2014

    " Ok working on a review. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette | 1/19/2014

    " The last book in the series reunites all of the major players for the much awaited Singing. But, something was missing -- it fell short of the wonderful story of the first book. Maerad and Cadvan were a bit estranged, and everyone seemed tired of the whole journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/5/2014

    " I liked this series. This book was a good ending to it. It's not my favorite by any means but as a series for young readers it's very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody Vash | 12/26/2013

    " What a fabulous ending to a fabulous series! I highly recommend this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Copeseeley | 12/26/2013

    " I loved pretty much every bit of this story. It tied up every thread and brought the storylines of Hem and Maerad back together. As with every good YA story, good triumphs in the end. You couldn't ask for more than that. At least, I couldn't. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renae M. | 12/24/2013

    " That was basically a throwaway. Extremely disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/18/2013

    " The whole series was fantastic. A blend of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings the world created and described by Alison Croggon was realistic and magical all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabby | 12/14/2013

    " A fitting conclusion to a darn good series. Does not dissapoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 12/4/2013

    " A well-concluded end to the series. I would say that it was a wee bit anti-climatic after the build up of the previous books, but overall I was very happy with the series. Good, ol' fashioned reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Svea-ness | 11/28/2013

    " i have not read it yet, but it will be AMAZING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Brown | 11/27/2013

    " A wonderful end to the series! I enjoyed getting to read about both Hem and Maerad's tales, and ended the book more than satisfied... and sad that the series is over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/29/2013

    " Good end to this young adult fantasy series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juli | 5/11/2013

    " I definatly liked the previous three much more. I found the way the author chose to end the series abrupt and unsatisfying, but otherwise really liked this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeleine | 1/21/2013

    " Such a great ending. I even wanted another book, but it was still a good ending. I felt satisfied. "

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

    " I was highly surprised at most of the events in this story. It was most intruiging and amazing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 7/12/2012

    " Sub par, predictable ending...to such an extent that I withdraw my previous notions - it is no longer considered 'epic' on my bookshelves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie | 7/11/2012

    " Excellent! I just loved this series. I'm so sad that's it's over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachi | 6/16/2012

    " I really like this book, though, I'm a little disappointed at the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 4/24/2012

    " 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 Cjpeffer | 3/19/2012

    " I enjoyed this series a lot. I listened to it so the readers made a big difference. A lot of fun for those who like fantasy work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 3/6/2012

    " Brilliant conclusion to the Bardic Tale. I know that all four books are young adult section; however, the vocabulary and the richness of content were on par with the best I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 3/3/2012

    " It's so nice to read a series where the fourth book is every bit as good as the first! What a wonderful series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 7/6/2011

    " 3.5 stars. Slightly disappointing climax, not enough resolution between the two main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 6/13/2011

    " The rating i'm giving it would be what I would rate the 4-book series as a whole. It was entertaining, but it could have been better. "

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

    " glad to finally be done with this series. a nice conclusion, though done a little too hastily. while Croggon has a tendency to over-detail every bit of landscape, she was completely under-detailed in the development of the relationships/romances/final resolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 3/22/2011

    " I loved pretty much every bit of this story. It tied up every thread and brought the storylines of Hem and Maerad back together. As with every good YA story, good triumphs in the end. You couldn't ask for more than that. At least, I couldn't. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renae | 2/4/2011

    " It was a lot of reading to get through this series, but I am sad that it is over. I enjoyed the books enough to check out the author's website and other works. Great reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2011

    " I liked the ending and really enjoyed reading this series. Alison Croggon is a good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 12/22/2010

    " This book followed the story of Hem, Maerad's younger brother. Even though the point of view changed it was still a well written and enjoyable read. It followed the story line of the first two books perfectly. "

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About the Author
Author Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon writes in many genres, including criticism, theater, and prose. She is also the author of the acclaimed young-adult fantasy quartet, the Books of Pellinor. The first volume, The Gift, was nominated in two categories at the 2002 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Speculative Fiction and named one of the Notable Books of 2003 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The US edition, The Naming, was judged a Top Ten Teen Read of 2005 by the editors of Amazon.com. In 2009 she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year for her theater criticism. She is a prizewinning poet, described by the Australian Book Review as “one of the most powerful lyric poets writing today.”

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.