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The Riddle (Pellinor) MP3 CD – Audiobook, 18 May 2011

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (18 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781441862839
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441862839
  • ASIN: 1441862838
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,305,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" I live, " said Arkan with a peculiar arrogance as they walked. " And I do not die. The wind lives, the snow lives, the ice lives, the mountains live. Rick and ice have their own voices, their own lives, their own breath, their own pulse. Do you deny them that?"
" No, " said Maerad, unable to conceal the sadness in her voice. " But I like flowers."
" I will make you flowers if you desire them."
" They would be flowers of ice. Beautiful, but cold. It wouldn't be the same. But thank you."
They walked in silence for a time through the endless, beautiful corridors, and despite herself Maerad found she was admiring the beauties of Arkan-da with different eyes. The design of the pillars had changed subtly, she thought; she saw flowers within them, all with six petals, but infinitely various and intricate. She was always conscious of the man pacing beside her, although she did not look at him.
" Why do you wish to please me?" she asked, breaking the silence. " You could just as easily cast me into some dark dungeon. What difference would it make to you?"
" It is better if you do not hate or fear me, " said Arkan. " Song cannot be made out of hatred and fear. That is what Sharma failed to understand."
" What is needed to make Song, then?"
Arkan turned and looked her full in the face, and Maerad's heart skipped a beat. " Do you not know?" he asked.
Maerad looked down at the floor and watched her feet. She did not want to answer.
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THE RIDDLE by Alison Croggon. Copyright (c) 2006 by Alison Croggon. Published by CandlewickPress, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

"I live," said Arkan with a peculiar arrogance as they walked. "And I do not die. The wind lives, the snow lives, the ice lives, the mountains live. Rick and ice have their own voices, their own lives, their own breath, their own pulse. Do you deny them that?"
"No," said Maerad, unable to conceal the sadness in her voice. "But I like flowers."
"I will make you flowers if you desire them."
"They would be flowers of ice. Beautiful, but cold. It wouldn't be the same. But thank you."
They walked in silence for a time through the endless, beautiful corridors, and despite herself Maerad found she was admiring the beauties of Arkan-da with different eyes. The design of the pillars had changed subtly, she thought; she saw flowers within them, all with six petals, but infinitely various and intricate. She was always conscious of the man pacing beside her, although she did not look at him.
"Why do you wish to please me?" she asked, breaking the silence. "You could just as easily cast me into some dark dungeon. What difference would it make to you?"
"It is better if you do not hate or fear me," said Arkan. "Song cannot be made out of hatred and fear. That is what Sharma failed to understand."
"What is needed to make Song, then?"
Arkan turned and looked her full in the face, and Maerad's heart skipped a beat. "Do you not know?" he asked.
Maerad looked down at the floor and watched her feet. She did not want to answer.
_________
THE RIDDLE by Alison Croggon. Copyright (c) 2006 by Alison Croggon. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA. --This text refers to an alternate MP3 CD edition.

Book Description

The Riddle is the riveting follow-on from The Gift by acclaimed author Alison Croggon, whose Books of Pellinor will delight fans of high fantasy. --This text refers to an alternate MP3 CD edition.

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By A Customer on 2 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
The Riddle is absolutely fantabulous. I won't give much away, but i'll tell you this, i couldn't put it down (even though i new i was supposed to be doing A'level revision - opps :-)).
After discovering the Gift at my school library i was hooked on Alison Croggans world and characters. In the riddle Maerad and Cadvan set out looking for the Treesong - this search takes them north. Its a hard journey - scraps with both the dark and the light - the latter has a profound effect on Maerad and Cadvans relationship. But there are some pretty hilarious scenes - namely to do with a lion and rabbit (read and find out) lol.
Certainly a must read!
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I know i have exams and i should be revising but this book is so hard to put down. I kept thinking i'll finish after this chater but then something else happens and im left wanting more its a great book that is more exciting than 'The Gift' and your left poking your eyes back in to read more. If i wasn't told off for 'opening and closing my mouth like a fish' i think i would have finihed it a lot sooner. A great book and a must read to any fantsy/magic fan.
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This is the second book in the trilogy and is just as amazing as the first the characters become more rounded and the pace makes you feel the pressure that Maerad must be under as the named. She goes under major life changing events (some bad, some good)and comes out better for it - the understandably sulky teenager from the first book is gradually growing into a young women you can imagine being the named - a person capable of amazing things.
I have such admiration for Alison Croggan's work it's beautiful and descriptive, you really do feel like you on the journey with Maerad. The only criticism I have of her is the amount of time between books. I have to find out how things end. For pity's sake woman put us out of our misery!
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A wonderful set of characters and a story line that holds from the very first page to the very last. This is going to be story that I will return to time and time again just to relive the highs and lows.
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After reading the first book, which was amazing, I just had to get this one, and I wasn't dissapointed at all! I couldn't put this book down, and it really makes you feel as if you're there.

The back reads:

"Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Pursued by both the Light and the Dark, she and her mentor, Cadvan of Lirigon, seek the riddle of the treesong - the key to restoring peace to their ravaged kingdom. As she travels from terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, Maerad is drawn ever closer to her enemy the Winterking, the author of her sorrows and the strongest ally of the Nameless One - the greatest tyrant of all."

I can't wait to read the next one!!
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By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2005
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This book is the best! Its an epic adventure full of twists, turns and sharp corners. A masterpiece of the book world with excentric ideas that will keep you captivated till the end and make you want to read the next book! I loved it and can't wait for the next one. I'm glad I picked this one off the shelf!!
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This was brilliant you get to care what happens and can't wait to find out what is going on. The characters are full and the way the book is written you can picture the landscape.
I have the full series and love them if you like fantasy with a good well written storyline then the Pellinor series will not dissapoint.Adventure, magick, surprises and characters that feel real make this series special
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my review is that similar to 'The Gift: first book of pellinor'
with the exceptions of misprinting and the story kind of drags when it repeats it self in places
other then that - its a brilliant book i still stand that its brilliant starter for those who NOT attempted to read the tolkiens books for obvious reasons.
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