The Riddle: The Second Book of Pellinor

Author(s): Alison Croggon


"Maerad's tale continues, luminous, desperate, and bold. . . . Brimming with archetypal motifs but freshly splendorous in its own right." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Maerad is a girl with a tragic past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and glacial wilderness, until she is trapped in the icy realm of the seductive Winterking. There, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all.


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Alison Croggon is the acclaimed author of the high fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, as well as Black Spring, a fantasy reworking of Wuthering Heights, and The River and the Book. Alison is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines internationally. She has written widely for theatre, and her opera libretti have been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, the playright Daniel Keene. For more information about Alison, visit: or follow her on Twitter: @alisoncroggon

General Fields

  • : 9780143008880
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
  • : May 2008
  • : 177mm X 115mm X 36mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alison Croggon
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 492