In the classic spirit of epic fantasy comes this glittering saga of a young girl who learns she possesses an uncanny gift - and is destined to use it to save her world from a terrifying evil.Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is... show more
In the classic spirit of epic fantasy comes this glittering saga of a young girl who learns she possesses an uncanny gift - and is destined to use it to save her world from a terrifying evil.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.
Publish date: March 14th 2006
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 492
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Pellinor (#1)
How did I not notice this novel until now? Shame on me! Go buy it, all of you! Go now and get the whole set! I'm in process of getting the rest of them into my hot little hands. The book opens with a marvelous "Note on the text", explaining that these folk tales from the Annaren society have not e...
My son and I both enjoyed this book. It dragged for us through at least the first half but by the end, we were involved and interested and debating on getting the second one.
Taschenbuch: 496 SeitenVerlag: Bastei-Lübbe; Auflage: 5. (25. Februar 2009)Sprache: DeutschISBN-10: 340428514XISBN-13: 978-3404285143Originaltitel: The gift Inhalt: Maerad ist eine Sklavin in einer kleinen, unwirtlichen Siedlung. Hier lebt sie schon, seit ihre Familie im Krieg ums Leben gekommen...
As it has been some time since I last tried to read this book (my fifth such attempt), I don't remember enough to write a full review of it. Since I didn't even finish it - though getting farther than I have ever done - perhaps that is best. See, this is one of those fantasies that sounds like a g...
Pretty standard fantasy fare with bards and true names and a root language. The setting of it in a pseudo earth past is a little too much really and the story would have worked as well without that conceit. Maerad starts off as a slave and is rescued by the Bard Cadvan, one of the great bards of Li...