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Book Review: The Riddle by Alison Croggon


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Thankyou to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!  I had a great day – yesterday I had a surprise birthday party and on Thursday I went out to the Apple Store and bought my Macbook, which I am using right now!


Book Review: The Riddle by Alison Croggon

The Riddle by Alison Croggon

The Riddle is the second book in the Pellinor series, focusing on Maerad’s quest across the land of Edil-Amarandh.  Based on the Naraudh Lar-Chane, an Annaren classic text, The Riddle is an incredibly well-written book.

Having discovered that she is in fact the Fated One, the Foretold, The Fire Lily; Maerad of Pellinor journeys with her mentor Cadvan of Lirigon to the wastelands of the north in Zmarkan hoping to find the elusive Treesong.  What the Treesong is, exactly, is completely unknown.

A terrible disaster on the Gwalhain Pass separates Maerad from her mentor.  More alone than ever, and always thinking of her brother Hem, who was south in Turbansk, Maerad begins the long journey to find the Treesong.  Pursued by both the Dark and the Light, Maerad knows there is very little time left for her.

After a series of drastic events, Maerad is trapped inside the castle of the Winterking – Arkan – a powerful Elidhu, or Elemental Being.  How will Maerad ever escape from his grasp, and can she find the Treesong?

Like ‘The Gift’, ‘The Riddle’ is an incredible book.  The beautiful descriptions, detailed landscapes and well-structured and interesting characters have all contributed to this remarkable novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait to find out what happens in the next instalment of this wonderful series.

Rating: 4.25/5




Author: Josh

Josh is a final year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Politics & International Studies and English & Theatre Studies. He enjoys eating ice cream, jamming to Taylor Swift, and procrastinating on readings.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Riddle by Alison Croggon

  1. As for the rating, I couldn’t decide whether to give it a 4 or a 4.5 so I went halfway hahah.

  2. Congratulations on the MacBook, Josh!

  3. Haha, 4.25! I’m always tempted to give quater ratings, but I feel it gets too confusing then and where do you draw the line? Then again, some books just really call for it, but I try and round. Hehe

  4. Oh, and ze Macbook sounds delish. 🙂

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