In the classic spirit of epic fantasy comes this glittering saga of a young girl who learns she possesses an uncanny gift - and is destined to use it to save her world from a terrifying evil.
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.
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Review: The Naming (The Books of Pellinor #1)User Review - Bezawit Mekonnenzawit - Goodreads
This book is a very good book and I recommend it for anybody. This book has a lot of messages, and it teaches the reader a lot of important lessons. This book is about a girl who does not have any ... Read full review
Review: The Naming (The Books of Pellinor #1)User Review - Kit Fryatt - Goodreads
My poetry-reading ego likes Croggon's poetry, so I thought I'd give these a go with my genre-fiction id. This first in the series is a very traditional epic fantasy, with lots of nods to Tolkien but a ... Read full review
IN N A I L
The Welcome Feast
The Council of Innail
Dernhil of Gent
R A C H I D