“The Books of Pellinor” is a quartet by Alison Croggon, inspired by the “Naraudh Lar-Chanë,” the Riddle of the Treesong. This epic fantasy series is deeply rooted in traditional tales and myths, and it follows the journey of Maerad, a slave who discovers that she is the last of the Bards of Lirigon with a special destiny.
|Number of Books||4|
|Publication Years||2002 – 2009|
- Maerad: The protagonist, a young girl with a tragic past and a powerful destiny as a Bard.
- Cadvan: Maerad’s mentor and guide, a wise and experienced Bard.
Themes and Motif
- Destiny and Self-discovery: Maerad’s journey from slave to powerful Bard is central to the series.
- Good vs. Evil: The classic battle between light and darkness is a recurring theme.
- Power of Music and Words: The series emphasizes the magical and transformative power of the Treesong, music, and language.
- Friendship and Loyalty: Relationships, mentorship, and alliances play significant roles in the narrative.
The Books of Pellinor Series in Order:
|S No.||Book’s Name||Year of Publication||Book’s Price|
|1||The Naming (also known as The Gift)||2002||Check Price|
|2||The Riddle||2004||Check Price|
|3||The Crow||2006||Check Price|
|4||The Singing||2009||Check Price|
- Critical Reception: “The Books of Pellinor” have been praised for their lyrical prose, rich world-building, and the depth of their characters.
- Reader Reception: The series has been embraced by readers for its atmospheric setting, compelling narrative, and emotional depth.
Trivia and Fun Facts:
- Alison Croggon’s background as a poet is evident in her lyrical writing style and the emphasis on the power of words and music in the series.
- The world of Pellinor is richly detailed, with its own languages, cultures, and histories, drawing readers into its immersive landscape.