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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Her rescuer helps her find out who she is and to develop her skills and talents.

It seems then that I am not a fan. In short, I loved it, and I’ve already started the second book.

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor Book Summary and Study Guide

She is protected and guided by Cadvan, who is also trying to figure out who she really is before it’s too late.

Maerad is always questioning her role as a Chosen One as well as her background.

I couldn’t put it down! He comes and rescues her from all the slaves who’d like her dead, naminf tells her about the great gift she possesses. Mar 25, Ryan rated it liked it.

The group finally reach Norloch where Cadvan gets some much needed healing as he hasn’t quite recuperated from the Wight’s attacks. Edil-Amarandh is almost as richly detailed as Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Is it weird that the major conflict is the re-rising up of “The Nameless One”?

I wonder how well it goes over with them. Which I liked as I always love to get into a good fantasy world, but I felt things could have been edited naminb a bit. It should also be mentioned that Croggon’s narrative teh is stunning.

The potential was immense especially considering how there were attempts to talk about it within the story. I truly loved reading this book, and I re-read it constantly. Now, she and her teacher Cadvn must survive a perilous journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem from the deepest recesses of other worldy terror.

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I didn’t finish this book. The Naming is the beginning of Alison Croggon’s well received Books of the Pellinor, a young adult fantasy trilogy centered around the land of Edil-Amarandh. Are you a fan?

The Gift (Croggon novel) – Wikipedia

It was originally published as The Gift but was later changed to The Naming. You may also like: It deals with her struggles to find her sense of self croggob everything she knows has been completely turned upside down.

Retrieved from ” https: It tje rather disdainful of the Abrahamic faiths, and I thought that was unnecessary. She writes with superb skill, which I find tremendously refreshing in this modern age of commercial fantasy.

The language crgogon conjures skillful imagines and believable characters. My biggest quibble is not namong the book but with the many reviewers, here and elsewhere, who compare it to The Lord of the Rings series. The cover art was pretty and the spine design was also pretty.

My biggest quibble is not with the book but with the many reviewers, here and elsewhere, who compare it to I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading the next book. I was glad when this showed up in the OSW recommendations.

During that night creatures like the wers’ crobgon creatures attack his magical barrier. And the idea of how the titular character’s gift worked was fascinating compared to magic systems I’ve encountered since. He takes her to the School of Innail, to make the presence of a survivor from Pellinor known and to make Maerad a Minor Bard of Pellinor.

The Naming

I will read the next book but since this one felt like a long haul I won’t hurry to the next one. Now she and her new teacher must survive a journey through a croghon and place where the forces they battle stem from the deepest recesses of otherworldly terror. Dec 25, Shaun Duke rated it really liked it. The idea of that the world of Annar has different cultures and competing schools of Barding is a little Harry Potterish, but in a good way. But, croggpn the depths of her despair, she suddenly summons her magic to call out a fire and again the Hulls and the Wight are repelled.


Maerad has scattered, disturbing flashbacks, about the sack of her home before she became a slave; a little girl of about five years, she saw her father beheaded, her mother sapped of her powers, and her home burned.

When you separate Maerad from her awesome abilities and powers, I appreciate her more as a heroine. Cadvan thinks that Hem was used as a trap to find Maerad, who the Nameless One wants to destroy because she might be crogfon Foretold.

They want to help the downtrodden, they want to be bulwarks against the encroaching Dark, but they also know how badly a aliison plan can go wrong, and namibg are wary of everything and everyone.

Published March 14th by Candlewick Press first published January 1st As you’d expect, she still …more I would agree with about Cadvan explains that long ago, the King of Afinil traded his bardic “Name” in order to have immortality and became an evil sorcerer who everyone now calls the Nameless One.