Yes, another book review hahah. I’ve been reading quite a bit.
Book Review: The Crow, Alison Croggon
The third book in the Pellinor series, The Crow is once again utterly incredible. Unlike the previous two books of the series, The Crow focuses on Maerad’s brother, Hem, and his adventures through Turbansk.
The Pellinor series is based on the ancient land of Edil-Amarandh. In the previous two books, Maerad of Pellinor learns that she is the fated one who will defeat the Nameless One – a former bard who cast off his name in a bid for endless life, which he received, but his life is now one of hurt – in his quest to convert all of Edil-Amarandh to the dark.
At the end of The Gift, the first book of Pellinor, Maerad went to the frozen wastelands of the north with her mentor Cadvan while Hem traveled to the golden city of Turbansk in the Suderain with Saliman. In Turbansk Hem befriends an unusual white crow who soon becomes one of Hem’s closest friends. When disaster strikes Turbansk, Hem and Zelika, an orphan who appears in Turbansk, venture into Den Raven, a land filled with darkness. Will they come out alive?
Like the previous two books of this series, I loved The Crow. I really liked hearing things from Hem’s point of view; it was a nice change. His feelings for Zelika are really cute too. This book, which occurs at the same time as The Riddle, has left me filled with suspense waiting for the final book in the series.