Pellinor series - author   novel   fantasy   young adult  
  • Author: Alison Croggon http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/croggon-alison
Issue Details: First known date: 2002-2008 2002-2008
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

Includes

y The Bone Queen Alison Croggon , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 8910336 2016 single work novel fantasy

'Cadvan of Lirigon, once the most brilliant young Bard of his generation, is exiled for a terrible crime which caused the death of his lover, Ceredin, and the serious injury of his rival, Dernhil of Gent. Racked by guilt and self-contempt, he flees to a poor mining village, seeking a new life as a humble cobbler. His exile is broken when Dernhil tracks him down, with the news that the evil Cadvan unwittingly loosed on Annar, the revenant Bone Queen, is stalking Lirigon. Together the Bards must save not only the living, but also the dead. But can Dernhil forgive the injury that Cadvan caused him? And can Cadvan ever forgive himself?

'Critically acclaimed fantasy author Alison Croggon returns to Pellinor with The Bone Queen, a prequel to the events described in the popular Books of Pellinor quartet. The Bone Queen tells the story of Cadvan‘s struggle for redemption, as the Dark begins its quest to destroy the Bards of Annar.' (Source: Author website)

1
y The Gift Alison Croggon , Camberwell : Penguin , 2002 Z986079 2002 single work novel fantasy young adult

'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 marks her as 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. Now she and her teacher, Cadvan, must survive a punishing and uncertain journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem from the deepest recesses of other-worldly terror.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2
y The Riddle Alison Croggon , Camberwell : Penguin , 2004 Z1157523 2004 single work novel fantasy young adult

'Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, pursued by both the Light and the Dark, are seeking the Riddle of the Treesong - the key to restoring peace to the ravaged kingdom.

But is Maerad herself the greatest riddle of all?

Maerad's epic quest continues as she travels from terrifying seas to vast stretches of glacial wilderness, drawn ever closer to her enemy the Winterking - the strongest ally of the Nameless One and the greatest tyrant of them all.' (Publisher's blurb)

3
y The Crow Alison Croggon , Camberwell : Penguin , 2006 Z1265272 2006 single work novel fantasy young adult

'Whilst his sister, Maerad, pursues her dangerous destiny in the frozen North, Hem is sent south to Turbansk for his own safety. But soon the forces of the Dark overrun the great city and Hem flees with his mentor, Saliman, his white crow, Irc, and a young orphan girl, Zelika, to join the resistance. He agrees to help fight the Nameless One by spying on the child armies of the Dark. Now Hem has a vision – he too has a part to play in Maerad's quest for the Treesong. But Zelika has been captured by the child army, and Hem's destiny must wait. Hem pursues Zelika to the Dark's stronghold, little realizing that her cause is lost. He reunites with Saliman and, broken-hearted, starts the perilous search for his sister.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

4
y The Singing Alison Croggon , Camberwell : Penguin , 2008 Z1509415 2008 single work novel fantasy young adult

'In a desperate race against the Dark, Maerad must try to solve the final riddle of the Treesong. Only then will the Nameless One be defeated and peace restored to the Seven Kingdoms. But Maerad only holds the key to half the riddle - her long-lost brother, Hem, has the other.

'Before embarking on a perilous journey to find Hem, Maerad must first wage an epic war against the Landrost. And Hem, fleeing the advances of the Black Army, must endure betrayal and mortal illness in his search for Maerad.

'But the Dark grows ever more powerful - will brother and sister reach one another in time or will all be lost in a final, apocalyptic battle?' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2002-2008

Works about this Work

Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , December no. 41 2008; (p. 116-118)

— Review of Pellinor Alison Croggon 2002-2008 series - author novel
An Interview with Alison Croggon Kate Forsyth (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , December no. 41 2008; (p. 118-123)
Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , December no. 41 2008; (p. 116-118)

— Review of Pellinor Alison Croggon 2002-2008 series - author novel
An Interview with Alison Croggon Kate Forsyth (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , December no. 41 2008; (p. 118-123)
Last amended 19 Jun 2008 12:55:34
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X