The Gift: The First Book of Pellinor

The Gift: The First Book of Pellinor

The First Book of Pellinor

by Alison Croggon

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/05/2008

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The first book in the highly acclaimed Pellinor series

Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful Gift, a Gift that makes her a member of the School of Pellinor. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true heritage and extraordinary destiny unfolds. Noe, she and her teacher Cadvan must survive a perilous journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem from the deepest recesses of other-worldly terror.

This epic fantasy about Maerad and her astonishing yet dangerous Gift is an unforgettable tale. Steeped in the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world few have yet discovered, it is one of literature's most exciting stories.

'Passionate, inspiring characters... vividly described landscapes... a great series of fantasy novels...' The Bookseller (UK)
ISBN:
9780143008897
9780143008897
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-05-2008
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
181x113x36mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor. She is also the author of Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights; and The River and the Book, which was endorsed by Amnesty International. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively, and she has written widely for theatre, with her plays and opera libretti having been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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