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  • Published: 5 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143008880
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 492
  • RRP: $22.99

The Riddle: The Second Book of Pellinor




The second book in the highly acclaimed Pellinor series
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 in the ravaged kingdom.

But is Maerad herself the greatest riddle of them 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.

  • Pub date: 5 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143008880
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 492
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, as well as Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights, and The River and the Book. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines internationally. She has written widely for theatre, and her opera libretti have been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, the playwright Daniel Keene.

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