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The Naming
The First Book of Pellinor

author: Alison Croggon

series name:
The Books of Pellinor

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.

"An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero. . . . I couldn’t put it down!" – Tamora Pierce
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$9.99 / $11.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076368287X / 9780763682873
on sale date:
12/2010
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
size:
N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; General; Music;
author’s comments:
Alison Croggon, an award-winning Australian poet, playwright, editor, and critic, is the author of The Books of Pellinor quartet.
 
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