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The Riddle (Pellinor Trilogy) Paperback – 2 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (2 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844289524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844289523
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,793 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.
_________
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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alison Croggon is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines internationally. She has written widely for theatre, and her plays and opera libretti have been produced all around her native Australia. She is also an editor and a critic. Alison lives in Melbourne with her husband Daniel Keene, the playwright, and their three children.


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