The Gift - Alison Croggon Reviews
Description:ISBN 1844286363 / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Alison Croggon / Paperback / 496 Pages / Book is published 2004-05-03 by Walker Books ... more
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by - written on 03/09/13 (Very useful, 8 readings)
Alison Croggon's work is not particularly well known in the UK, unjustly, in my opinion. This is the novel that first introduced me to fantasy, and is one of my favourite's in the genre. The story begins a remote mountain settlement in Edil Amarandh, where Maerad has lived almost all of her life, seemingly just an ordinary serving girl, until the day when a stranger appears, a stranger only she can see. This stranger is Cadvan of Lirigon, a bard, which is the equivalent of this world's magicians. Like their historical namesakes, bards place a great emphasis on music, but also on magic, and the rhythms of the natural world. Cadvan realises that Maerad must ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/09 (Very useful, 182 readings)
THE GIFT *************** The Gift is the first book in Alison Croggon's Pellinor series, which begins with The Gift and ends with The Singing. This tetralogy (or quartet, as Croggon herself refers to the books), is aimed at young adults, and is a very descriptive account of the adventures of a young girl called Maerad. The story takes place in the world of Edil-Amarandh, and the books are based on 'The Riddle of the Treesong', or 'Naraudh Lar-Chanė' in Annaren, the language spoken in Annar, which is a region in Edil-Amarandh. THE AUTHOR ************** Alison Croggon was born in the Transvaal in South Africa, and her parents moved to ... Read the complete review
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