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The World of Pellinor Tetralogy

by Alison Groggon

Published by Candlewick Press

Print edition available 2009

Reviewed by Jonette Butler
Review posted 7/24/09

The first book is The Naming. See the Seperate review under BSFS Member Book Reviews. The Second Book of Pellinor: The Riddle, the Third Book of Pellinor: The Crow and The Fourth Book of Pellinor: The Singing keep the reader’s interest as well as The Naming did, while introducing new characters, new locations and cultures and some unexpected plot twists. The third in the series (The Crow) shifts focus by concentrating on Maerad’s brother Hem as the main character and takes place in a different geographic location amidst a different culture from that of the first two volumes. The change certainly freshens up the reader’s experience of the world of Pellinor and will certainly rekindle interest if the reader’s interest is flagging (I must say that flagging interest was not a problem for me). For more info and to read a short story set in Pellinor, see the website:

I heartily recommend the series for reader’s from adolescence through senescence.

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