The Gift

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Penguin, 2002 - Bards and bardism - 465 pages
Maerad is taken as a slave as a child when her family is destroyed in war - Then Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, discovers that she possesses a powerful Gift that marks her a a member of the School of Pellinor - Together, she and Cadvan must survive a perilous journey through time and battle dark forces that threaten her world.

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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

This is the first book in The Books of Pellinor series, which is a four book series. I absolutely loved this book. It is such a great epic fantasy adventure with a very classic feel to it. I loved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

An intelligent fantasy, the story is one of the more usual, Light struggling against the Dark, a child with heritage previously unknown to them, a person coming into their powers, one ordained by ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Alison Croggon was born in the Transvaal, South Africa in 1962. She worked as a journalist for the Melbourne Herald until 1985. Her first book of poems, This Is the Stone, was published in 1991 and won the Anne Elder Award and the Dame Mary Gilmore Prize. Her other books of poetry include The Blue Gate, Attempts at Being, The Common Flesh: New and Selected Poems, and Theatre. She also writes the children's fantasy series Pellinor. Her children's novel, The River and the Book, won the 2016 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children┐s Literature, Fiction. She is Melbourne theatre critic for The Australian and keeps a blog of theatre criticism called Theatre Notes. In 2009, she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year. She has also written and had preformed nine theatrical works including the operas Gauguin and The Burrow, and the plays Lenz, Samarkand and The Famine, and Blue.

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