The Gift - The First Book of Pellinor


It's by Alison Croggon, it's really good :smiley: based on the legend of the lost civilisation of Edil-Amarandh, from Annaren literature. I totally recommend it.

This is the blurb:

Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful Gift, a Gift that marks her as a member of the School of Pellinor. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true heritage and extraordinary destiny unfolds. Now, she and her teacher Cadvan must survive a punishing and uncertain journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem from the deepest recesses of other-worldy terror.

And this other thing on the back says:
Alison Croggon's epic fantasy about Maerad and her astonishing yet dangerous Gift is a beautiful, unforgetable tale. Steeped in the rick and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world few have yet discovered, it is one of literature's most exciting stories... An inspiring, glittering saga.

Info on the author is here

Edit: Just to add, the site rocks! It has samples from the first chapter if any of you are interested. ^_^


This is what it says on the site:
'The Gift will be published in the UK in 2004 by Walker Books, and in the US by its sister company Candlewick Books in 2005.'