The Singing

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Penguin/Viking, 2008 - Bards and bardism - 448 pages

The fourth and final book in the critically acclaimed Pellinor series

In a desperate race against the Dark, Maerad must try to solve the final riddle of the Treesong. Only then will the Nameless One be defeated and peace resotred to the Seven Kingdoms. But Maerad only holds the key to hald the riddle - her long-lost brother, Hem, has the other.

Before embarking on a perilous journey to find Hem, Maerad must first wage an epic war against the Landrost. And Hem, fleeing the advances of the Black Army, must endure betrayal and mortal illness in his search for Maerad.

But the Dark grows ever more powerful - will brother and sister reach one another in time or will all be lost in a final, apocalyptic battle?

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User Review  - cheerlinluva - Borders

the deal with the pellinor series is that it is a hit or miss. for me i am deeply into the science fiction fantasy books so the series was ofcourse a hit but for those that i know that are mildly ... Read full review

THE SINGING: The Fourth Book of Pellinor

User Review  - Kirkus

Sonorous motifs and resonant archetypes form the backbone of this series conclusion, which shows Maerad and Hem traveling long distances on foot as they toil toward their cryptic task. Edil-Amarandh's ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, as well as Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights, and The River and the Book. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines internationally. She has written widely for theatre, and her opera libretti have been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, the playwright Daniel Keene

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