The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor (Pellinor Series 1) and millions of other books . The Riddle: Book Two of Pellinor (Pellinor Series) by Alison Croggon. 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. “An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero I couldn’t put it down!” – Tamora Pierce Maerad is a slave in.

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He is revealed as the one who had Pellinor destroyed and who sold Maerad into slavery. Few books can have that sort of detail and succeed; Croggon’s novel passes with flying colors on this front. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Overall, The Naming is not a book Croggon recommend.

The Naming (The Books of Pellinor, #1) by Alison Croggon

Maerad, however, does deal with issues of pertinence to the teenage community, particularly issues of “growing up” as a woman, mind you and coming into her new found power, whilst dealing with the past she never knew. A powerful story that marks the beginning of a great series of fantasy novels. The characters in this novel are fairly easy to be sympathetic towards. Basically every fantasy owes its existence to Lord of the Rings, but some take it to a whole new level.


When you separate Maerad from her awesome abilities and powers, I appreciate her more as a heroine. Full review to come!

Maerad was okay at first, but she quickly became a cliche “Chosen One. The Naming Australian cover of The Gift.

In this case, she completely trusts Cadvan even though there is some stigma associated thw him due to his mysterious past. A once tne is liberated from her morbid life and thrown head first into a battle between go I truly loved reading this book, and I re-read it constantly. Getting back to the story, I found it very unoriginal – “Yawn.

Reading through the appendices reveals that Edil-Amarandh precedes Atlantis as a mythical continent that simply disappeared presumably, of course, this is all Croggon’s creation, but at least it’s an interesting way to bring the Books of the Pellinor to the real world. Croggon brings it up three or four more times for no apparent reason. Why nwming high rating? However in this series you have the young Bard, Maerad, as namming heroine who follows the classic plot line of a “diamond in the rough” destined to save her world from the utter destruction of the Nameless One.

He tells her that he will take her to Innail, a town where Maerad will be able to get proper training as a bard. She panics, he apologizes, and they part as friends. The only constant in her life is her music. The The Naming has some great adventure and I like the characters, though they’re not as developed as I’d like. Retrieved from ” https: Cadvan explains that ccroggon ago, the King of Afinil traded his bardic “Name” in order to have immortality and became an evil sorcerer who everyone now calls the Nameless One.


The language used conjures skillful imagines and believable characters. Quotes from The Naming.

The Naming

One night, he weaves a series of magical spells that will repel the Landrost’s minions. There are prophecies, dreams, and visions. Overall, the novel was actually quite good.

It’s a sloooow-moving book, to be sure. You may also like: View all 4 comments. It seems Croggen could have cut out a bit the monotony of Maerad and Cadvan’s journey by hurrying them along a bit quicker to their destinations.

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It seems then that I am not a fan. Maerad is a young girl who was taken as a slave when her city, Pellinor, fell to the forces of the Dark.

Another negative which is reserved only for the audiobook was the narrator, who did a fine job until they started singing! Any potential tension is completely lost in these sections.