The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor (Pellinor Series 1) and millions of other books . The Riddle: Book Two of Pellinor (Pellinor Series) by Alison Croggon. 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. “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.

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As the first book in a trilogy it does a fine job establishing the plot and the world, giving us a clear view of all the basic things we need to know in order to continue through the second and third books.

As you’d expect, she still has the emotional scars from that, and it’s referenced more than once in the series.

In this book, it happens with perfect timing, with a lot of sweet, tiny moments of respect and friendship that I think and hope!!! The group finally reach Norloch where Cadvan gets some much needed healing as he hasn’t quite recuperated from the Wight’s attacks.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Few books can have that sort of detail and succeed; Croggon’s novel passes with flying colors on this front. It starts out with Maerad, a slave-girl, who is discovered and rescued by a bard, Cadvan bards are mages. To add, the action and pacing were relatively flawless. A traitorous Bard sets a harbor and most of its ships on fire.

While fantasy is known for its longer books, I’ve read some books where I admit, I kind of judged a book by its cover with this one. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the School of Pellinor. Apparently, he was orphaned when he was two years old and then when he was ten years old, he learned he had the Speech. Cadvan tells Maerad that she is blessed with the “Gift” magical powers and that she should, by rights, be attending one of the great bardic schools because an ignorant person with the Gift is dangerous to herself and people around her.


Except, she’s not supposed to be able to see through Cadvan’s spell-induced invisibility Alison Croggon is the aalison winning author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Books of Pellinor. Croggon gives me the impression that she didn’t create this world overnight, or even over a year.

The Naming

Too many unnecessary scenes and details. That said, all of these different worldbuilding nuances are lost in a bloated story and the more derivative, familiar aspects of the book. Jan 13, Nafiza rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only constant in her life croggom her music. When Cadvan finds that Maerad’s Gift is unusually powerful for one never formally taught, he begins to suspect of her more significance than he had before. But at least 50 or so pages could have been cut without losing any essential plot.

Books by Alison Croggon. The story is fairly straightforward and Potterian.

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It sounded rather disdainful of the Abrahamic faiths, and I thought that was unnecessary. Everything from the lay of the land to the hierarchy of the bards, even a little on the personal aspects of characters one might not expect in a book in the first place; all these things are delved into by Croggon so we get a good sense of what this place is like.

They are noble, they are flawed, they have seen far too much death and darkness and it shows in their behavior. It is a bit uneven in places and there is a bit more repetition that I would like, but otherwise quite good.


They receive hospitality from a beautiful but immortal queen who rules over a hidden nation She definitely wrote some very beautiful descriptions and lines in this book and the poetry was, for once, not painfully cheesy. Click on a plot link to find similar books! Maerad is always questioning her role as a Chosen One as well as her background. Is it weird that the major conflict is the re-rising up of “The Nameless One”?

Quotes from The Naming. Her analogies were overused e. Later on, he was again kidnapped when a thief broke into the lair of the Black Bards. Some evil creatures order a child to murder his aliso, and when he refuses they kill the second kid anyway.

If you want a alisoon, a book filled with magic and a very in depth world that kinda gives you Lord of the rings vibes please pick this up. Some alisoh this information is included in the page Appendices, but I didn’t read them. The action scenes could have been more suspenseful not to mention more frequent.

I generally liked the supporting characters in this book, although they all seem to fall into helpful generous benefactor roles — the motherly Sylvia and smitten scholar Dernhil fall firmly into this category.

There are no Hobbit like creatures, namung ring of power, etc, etc. I think I will read the other books, though there are so many books I want to read, so we shall see.

I enjoyed certain aspects of the novel and the story, when it is moving along and not just focused on the mind-numbingly mundane minutia of walking through the countryside and eating biscuits and berries and such. I quite enjoyed it.