The Riddle: The Second Book of Pellinor

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Candlewick Press, Dec 7, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
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Maerad is a girl with a tragic past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and glacial wilderness, until she is trapped in the icy realm of the seductive Winterking. There, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all.
 

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Very Easy and Entertaining Read...

User Review  - Ashton - Borders

This is a continuation of Maerad's journey to save her world... I love that Maerad is a strong character who, despite her lack of knowledge, always seems to overcome. I couldn't put it down and can't ... Read full review

THE RIDDLE: The Second Book of Pellinor

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Maerad's tale continues, luminous, desperate and bold. She and Cadvan run from the corrupted Light and the ominous Dark, staying with friends and beginning Maerad's formal schooling but dashing off ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
36
Chapter 4
54
Chapter 5
75
Chapter 6
96
Chapter 7
111
Chapter 8
130
Chapter 17
269
Chapter 18
288
Chapter 19
306
Chapter 20
312
Chapter 21
329
Chapter 22
339
Chapter 23
359
Chapter 24
372

Chapter 9
145
Chapter 10
166
Chapter 11
181
Chapter 12
195
Chapter 13
217
Chapter 14
224
Chapter 15
240
Chapter 16
257
Chapter 25
395
Chapter 26
422
Chapter 27
443
Appendices
462
Notes For the Appendices
485
Book Excerpt
491
About the Author
510
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About the author (2010)

Alison Croggon is an acclaimed Australian poet and playwright. She is the Melbourne theatre critic for The Australian and has received the Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year award. To date, she has written and performed nine works for the theatre. Her young adult fantasy quartet, the Books of Pellinor, have been published around the world to much praise. She was inspired to write them when her oldest son started reading fantasy novels, reminding her of how much she enjoyed the genre and of her ambition growing up to write a fantasy novel herself.

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