The Crow

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Fantasy - 486 pages
IN THE DARKNESS THE LIGHT SHINES MORE BRIGHTLY. >The earth is poisoned by a deep wrongness and the forces of the Nameless One grow ever stronger. The Treesong - the key to restoring peace - is lost, and only Hem's sister, Maerad, can unravel its mysteries. While she seeks answers in the north, Hem is sent south to Turbansk with his guardian, Saliman. Troubled and unhappy, Hem is haunted by his bitter past and uncertain of his future, as evil forces threaten to destroy the city. But his destiny may be linked to the Treesong more closely than he knows . . . >The Crow is an amazing tale filled with extremes of horror and beauty, set against the unforgettable landscapes of Edil-Amarandh. This third book in the highly acclaimed Pellinor sequence, follows Hem's perilous journey - aided by his pet crow, Irc - as he spies on the child armies of the Dark.

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

This book, the third in the series, is particularly dark, with the feeling of threat and unease woven throughout the second half of the book. Some of the imagery is particularly unsettling, especially ... Read full review

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User Review  - tomgirl571 - LibraryThing

The Crow by Alison Croggon was not my favorite of the 3 Books of Pellinor I've read, but it was still a great read. It was entertaining and sometimes even scary. And I cried once. And yes, I do tend ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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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