As this enthralling epic nears its climax, the young heroine’s brother discovers his own hidden gift — and the role he must play in battling the Dark.Hem is a weary orphan whose struggle for survival ends when he is reunited with his lost sister, Maerad. But Maerad has a destiny to fulfill, and... show more
As this enthralling epic nears its climax, the young heroine’s brother discovers his own hidden gift — and the role he must play in battling the Dark.Hem is a weary orphan whose struggle for survival ends when he is reunited with his lost sister, Maerad. But Maerad has a destiny to fulfill, and Hem is sent to the golden city of Turbansk, where he learns the ways of the Bards and befriends a mysterious white crow. When the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and an orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. It is there that Hem has a vision and learns that he, too, has a part to play in Maerad’s quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong. As THE CROW continues the epic tale begun with THE NAMING and THE RIDDLE, Alison Croggon creates a world of astounding beauty overshadowed by a terrifying darkness, a world where Maerad and Hem must prepare to wage their final battle for the Light.
Publish date: August 12th 2008
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Pellinor (#3)
Just a very quick review - this is book 3 in the series. I've had trouble getting past this book because it follows a different main character, and that has always put me off. I ended up liking it, although I prefer Maerad's (the other MC) narrative. It is frustrating, though, because Hem does som...
The Third book of Pellinor but not the last, it's the story of Maerad's brother Hem. His quest for a place in the world and a way to defeat the Hulls and their master. Very interesting in that Croggon doesn't shy away from showing the reality of war to the reader and the reality of being sucked in...
This book was the hardest of the series for me to read, because it switches viewpoints from Maerad to her younger brother, Hem. It was jarring, to say the least, but it was still very well written and had a great storyline, so I still give it 4 of 5 stars.
I wished it stayed with Maerad's POV, but oh well.