The Naming

The Naming

by Alison Croggon

Paperback Publication Date: 14/03/2006

 
"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 a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. 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 other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.

The first book in a projected quartet, Alison Croggon's epic about Maerad and her remarkable yet dangerous gift is a beautiful, unforgettable tale. Presented as a new translation of an ancient text, The Naming evokes the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world just waiting to be discovered.

ISBN:
9780763631628
9780763631628
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
14-03-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x139.7x33.53mm
Weight:
0.45kg
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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