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The Books of Pellinor (The Naming, The Riddle, The Crow & The Singing – Entire Set!) by Alison Croggon

Published by Candlewick Press

Ages: Young Adult

Pages: Each approx. 500

Publishers Summary from The Naming:

In the classic spirit of epic fantasy comes this glittering saga of a young girl who learns she possesses an uncanny giftβ€”and is destined to use it to save her world from a terrifying evil.

Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn’t yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.

The first book in a projected quartet, Alison Croggon’s epic about Maerad and her remarkable yet dangerous gift is a beautiful, unforgettable tale. Presented as a new translation of an ancient text, The Naming evokes the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world just waiting to be discovered.

The Books of Pellinor Site


Thanks to Candlewick Press I have the amazing opportunity to review and giveaway the ENTIRE SET of this series! Thank you!

Now, because I wanted to make this a bit more interesting, I’m throwing a wrench in the giveaway. These books have been on my wish-list for some time now. The series itself has been compared to Tolkien by many reviewers and an amazing fantasy that shouldn’t be missed by others. So, what am I proposing?

Should you choose to enter the contest you must be willing to review the books along with me. This doesn’t mean you are required to have a book blog, but you must be willing to one, have a discussion with me (either primarily on my site, yours or both) and two, post your reviews elsewhere (Goodreads, LibraryThing, Amazon, etc.). These are pretty thick books, so I’d ask that we do the review discussion over the period of about two or three months.
Just fill out the form and I’ll announce the winner on the 30th of August. (US/Canadian Residents only.)
Sound good? I thought so!

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Winner must commit to discussion post of at least the first, if not subsequent books, as well as review on an online database of some sort (ie. Goodreads, LibraryThing, etc.). Only one entry per household. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from August 11, 2010 until August 28, 2010 midnight EST.

These books were provided for review and giveaway by the publisher, Candlewick Press. Thank you!
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This Giveaway is now closed. Please check back often for more opportunities to win!

36 Responses to Giveaway: The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon

  1. NotNessie says:

    Great giveaway! I hope I win, becaue I would be DELIGHTED to review them with you.

  2. Suey says:

    Can I read and review with you even if I already have them all and therefore won’t participate in the giveaway?! πŸ™‚ I’ve been dying to read them forever and have just not manged to fit them in. This would be a great way to force me into it!

    • That would be fantastic! We could do a group read! Love it! I will email you once I have the winner and we can set up the timing of it all. Yay! I can’t wait!

      Anyone else want to jump in, just let me know!

  3. emilycross says:

    I have all the books alread (uk series) but just want let people know that these books are amazing and to enter the contest!! Wonderful series with such beautiful rich writing, worldbuilding and characterisations

  4. Dakota says:

    Great contest!!!! I may not be the best reviewer (or a good one at that) but I would love to read/review if won. Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Darlyn says:

    Great!Really great.If only it is International.LOL. Good luck to everyone who enter. Who ever wins this is totally damn lucky!

  6. Melissa says:

    This series looks great. I hadn’t heard of it before today, but I’d definitely be interested in doing a group read with you and Suey if I won. I’m doing a couple with some other friends and it’s a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

  7. Gina says:

    Great contest Danielle! It certainly sounds like you’re in for a great reading session with one lucky winner. Best of luck everyone! ^_^

  8. These books look great! I want to read them regardless.

  9. ibeeeg says:

    This is a great idea for a giveaway. The books looks great! I hope I win so I can discuss away. Although, if I do not, I will see if my library has them so I can discuss away on my own. πŸ˜€

  10. What an excellent idea for your giveaway. I would love to be your partner in this endeavor! These books sound like they’ll be a great read. Thanks for the chance for some extra fun.


  11. Nicole says:

    Awesome! I love that you’re making one of us ‘work’ for it. πŸ™‚ It would be so fun to review with you. Thanks!

  12. Lorielle says:

    I’ve seen these books around and have picked them up many times, I just never committed to buying them. But I would really love to win, read and discuss them!

    Awesome giveaway!

  13. Shar says:

    These books sound awesome! Can’t wait to read them and discuss with everyone!

  14. Thanks for hosting – this is great – I think it will be great to have someone to discuss the books with as I read, it will make it more fun. I have had this series on my wish list for awhile and it would be great to win them!

  15. Melissa c says:

    These sound like an awesome series! I’d love to read/review with you! I’m crossing my fingers!

  16. Scoot says:

    I have read the first book, but not the rest! I would love to win the copies and review them all.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


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