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The Naming By Alison Croggon The Naming Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement taken there as a child after her family is destroyed in war She is unaware that she possesses a powerful gift one that marks her as a memb

  • Title: The Naming
  • Author: Alison Croggon
  • ISBN: 9780763631628
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Naming By Alison Croggon Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child after her family is destroyed in war She is unaware that she possesses a powerful gift, one 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 unfold Now sheMaerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child after her family is destroyed in war She is unaware that she possesses a powerful gift, one 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 unfold Now she and her new teacher must survive a journey through a time and place where the forces they battle stem from the deepest recesses of otherworldly terror.Alison Croggon s epic fantasy, the first in the Books of Pellinor quartet, is a glittering saga steeped in the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world ripe for discovery.
    The Naming By Alison Croggon

    The Naming The Books of Pellinor, by Alison Croggon Jan , The Naming is a traditional style fantasy with many familiar fantasy elements that are regardless fresh to my mind , although others might not think so This is an epic tale of the sort that made me love fantasy in the first place, and I can t say I mind the nostalgia for classic fantasy that this familiarity evokes. The Naming The First Book of Pellinor Mar , 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 Naming Book One of Pellinor Pellinor The Naming is an epic and wonderful fantasy. The Naming Pellinor Series by Alison Croggon Jun , That story was THE NAMING She says she was surprised by how the book seemed to unfold, already formed, before her Perhaps it s been waiting to be written for thirty years Alison Croggon lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her playwright husband and their three children. The Meaning and History of First Names Behind the Name May , Find the meaning, history and popularity of given names from around the world Get ideas for baby names or discover your own name s history. Naming ceremony A naming ceremony is an event at which a person or persons is officially assigned a name The methods of the practice differ over cultures and religions The timing at which a name is assigned can vary from some days after birth to several months or many years. Naming the coronavirus disease COVID and the virus Why do the virus and the disease have different names Viruses, and the diseases they cause, often have different names For example, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS People often know the name of a disease, but not the name of the virus that causes it There are different processes, and purposes, for naming viruses and diseases. Baby Names from Nameberry Lists Inspiration Baby Names From Avery to Zephyr, Nameberry is the complete guide to thousands of amazing baby names Here you ll find the world s biggest baby name database, the most creative lists of names for girls and boys, the friendliest forums, and the best ideas and expert advice on naming your baby in .

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    1. Hope on said:

      I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading the next book It is a fairly standard fantasy story orphan is rescued from a horrible life and is found to be the holder of great power and the possible savior of the nation world There are bad guys and treachery and so on It is a bit uneven in places and there is a bit repetition that I would like, but otherwise quite good.My biggest quibble is not with the book but with the many reviewers, here and elsewhere, who compare it to The Lord [...]

    2. Ryan on said:

      The Pellinor Series 5.5 10 The Naming Book One I found Alison s writing to be rather obvious, full of clich s, and on the whole unsatisfying When one of the main protagonists almost died, I found myself indifferent as the main characters were of a relatively uninteresting sort Her analogies were overused e.g eyes as wide as saucers The conversations seem contrived, and the emotional state of being of her protagonists are volatile and explicitly stated rather then revealed by the characters actio [...]

    3. Alice on said:

      If it weren t so good, I would say this book is a mixture of every other fantasy book on the block Test can you match each plot line with another famous work The chosen one is raised in a secluded farm, identity hiddenThe girl was trained in musicianship by the local bard, and her prodigious talent allows her to be named as a bard when she finally arrives at the schoolWhile travelling together, the neophyte receives instruction from a famous bard with a slightly sinister pastUnderstanding the wo [...]

    4. Sarah on said:

      Remember when authors talked about landscapes, and you could tell that they might have actually stepped outside once or twice in their lives Remember when the male lead and the female lead in a YA book were allowed to develop a strong friendship and partnership, and any romance was left for the later books in the series Remember when male characters admired the beauty of female characters but didn t act like pigs about it Remember when not every YA novel featured a love triangle I remember two s [...]

    5. Debbie on said:

      This book is very slow paced Most of it is a travel log of the scenery, and the level of detail is much than is needed Any potential tension is completely lost in these sections.I didn t feel like I knew or understood the world very well by the end We re told a great deal about the landscape, a bunch of intricate but insignificant objects furniture, etc , and some ancient history, but very little about the current history and politics which are supposedly driving the character s actions Note So [...]

    6. Kerry on said:

      A great read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and have gone straight onto Book 2 in the series.A tale of a young woman rescued from slavery, who is found to be someone special with hidden talents Her rescuer helps her find out who she is and to develop her skills and talents Their journey is arduous, thrilling and fraught with danger at times A thrilling magical fantasy story and a great start to the series.

    7. Becky on said:

      I truly loved reading this book, and I re read it constantly The plot is teased out through out the book in an expert manner with characters that are believable and loveable With so many twists and revelations it would be easy for a lesser writer to waver, and yet The Naming or The Gift as I know it in the UK is an amazing work of fiction which captures my imagination and heart every time I read it A once slave is liberated from her morbid life and thrown head first into a battle between good an [...]

    8. Allison on said:

      The Naming is a traditional style fantasy with many familiar fantasy elements that are regardless fresh to my mind , although others might not think so This is an epic tale of the sort that made me love fantasy in the first place, and I can t say I mind the nostalgia for classic fantasy that this familiarity evokes In many ways it did remind me of the LOTR in the formal tone of the language, the songs, the descriptions of nature particularly woods , the mood that presses in on you from the memor [...]

    9. Chelsea on said:

      I LOVED these books If I could give them 10 stars, I would The writing was BEAUTIFUL I have never felt so at home in a book before as I felt in these Rich, vibrant descriptions and characters and amazing story

    10. Kumakani on said:

      I admit, I kind of judged a book by its cover with this one The cover art was pretty and the spine design was also pretty The blurb on the back cover made the book sound intriguing and I went home and read reviews The reviews for this book were mostly positive, so I thought, Hey, why not POTENTIAL SPOILERS READ AT OWN RISK.In a word, this book is boring So extremely slow going The book clocks in at nearly 500 pages While fantasy is known for its longer books, I ve read some books where the 500 p [...]

    11. Marya on said:

      The pace is not too slow, but not too quick The characters are not too bland, but not too unique The writing is good but not great But instead of being the baby bear of fantasy novels, this one ended up being very run of the mill I felt like I d read the story before the danger of reading too much in one genre , with nothing in this book making it really stand out I eventually got bored with it and stopped reading about two thirds through.

    12. Mekerei on said:

      Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in ar 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 Cadvn must survive a perilous journey through a time and place where the dark forces they battle with stem f [...]

    13. honeybee on said:

      Not only was I seduced by the pretty uk version cover of this book which i listened to in a pricey audio format but it came highly recommend, so I really wanted to like this book and its fair to say I did like this bookbut only for a little while I liked this book very much at the start The setting in particular One cant help but wonder how our young Maerad, will escape and what clever way she will find to do so I found myself imagining the slave settlement a bit like the setting in the 90 s Ami [...]

    14. Ryan on said:

      The Naming is from the coming of age genre, but is the I ve gotten through puberty and now am trying to figure out who I am and it would be easier if I were someone magical or famous or something other than I am now I suppose it is a book of self discovery, though that isn t quite right either The story is fairly straightforward and Potterian Maerad is an orphan slave girl with some unusual qualities that have kept her from being victimized as most of the young female slaves are Then she meets [...]

    15. Harkeerat of the Apollo Cabin on said:

      4.5 I greatly loved reading this one, I kept it on hold for a little while, but now I m glad I decided to finished it Now, this is what I call High Fantasy There is no shame in not knowing something, he said gently The shame is in not being willing to learn Wow.just wow We follow our protagonist, Maerad, a very helpless slave desperately trying to stay alive in the world of evil, with lovely hidden talents Then comes Cadvan, who s character is the most inspiring in the entire book He comes and r [...]

    16. Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring) on said:

      2.5 starsThis one s going to be a tough one to review This book was very well written with incredible world building and even an appendix at the back explaining the history of the world further Which I liked as I always love to get into a good fantasy world, but I felt things could have been edited down a bit Like the descriptions, I felt this book described non magical everyday situations in far too much detail when only a brief description was needed I also felt the characters could have had [...]

    17. Catherine Ford on said:

      This book had a very old fashioned feel to it By that I mean it was written in a similar fashion to Lord of the Rings I quite enjoyed it Full review to come

    18. Shoujo85 on said:

      This is just a QUICK REVIEW of my thoughts on the book Largely boring and very typical orphan girl of mysterious parentage discovers she has magical powers, is shunned by her peers, goes on a journey with traveling mage warrior and lives at his house Maybe not quite exactly, but I remember it was very clich , largely uninteresting and the journey went on FOREVER look at this tree, there s another tree, oh see another tree Gave it up as not worth reading couldn t understand why everyone likes it [...]

    19. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      This was an interesting series to me when I read it It contained intriguing characters and despite having been set in the YA fiction section it read like it was targeted at a slightly older readership Its monsters, its world, its villains and its prophecies were like The Lord of the Rings but were their own creature.I still remember the creatures that were so well described And the idea of how the titular character s gift worked was fascinating compared to magic systems I ve encountered since I [...]

    20. Shaun Duke on said:

      The Naming is the beginning of Alison Croggon s well received Books of the Pellinor, a young adult fantasy trilogy centered around the land of Edil Amarandh Reading through the appendices reveals that Edil Amarandh precedes Atlantis as a mythical continent that simply disappeared presumably, of course, this is all Croggon s creation, but at least it s an interesting way to bring the Books of the Pellinor to the real world As the first book in a trilogy it does a fine job establishing the plot an [...]

    21. Sheena on said:

      I found this book by chance at the university book store and cannot express how happy I am that I did I have been craving a good series since the end of Harry Potter and this book definitely got me hooked.This is a fantasy adventure novel that reminds me in many ways of The Lord of the Rings trilogy However in this series you have the young Bard, Maerad, as the heroine who follows the classic plot line of a diamond in the rough destined to save her world from the utter destruction of the Nameles [...]

    22. Jillian on said:

      Basically every fantasy owes its existence to Lord of the Rings, but some take it to a whole new level The Naming is straight up LOTR with Chosen One plot Most of the characters and settings have direct parallels to LOTR, and not even in the archetype way You can say that Dumbledore and Gandalf fill the same mold, but Lady Ardina and Galadriel are the same person Also Hulls are Black Riders And Nameless One Psssshhhaw his name is Sauron And Cadvan s past comes beat for beat from Wizard of Earths [...]

    23. Beckett on said:

      The Naming has some great adventure and I like the characters, though they re not as developed as I d like It felt like this book was of an introduction to the coming books, a setting of the scene introducing the many characters and the conflict It s a sloooow moving book, to be sure.Nice vocabulary but an overuse of exclamation points And you know how I am biased towards those who overuse exclamation points This is a book for adolescents I wonder how well it goes over with them There s so much [...]

    24. TheBookSmugglers on said:

      Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersAna s take I d seen The Naming around and was intrigued by it but not enough to actually pick it up I was glad when this showed up in the OSW recommendations.The Naming was a weird book for me to read It had tons of potential tropes and scenarios I am familiar and comfortable with plus the fact that the main character was a girl when often boys happen to be Chosen Ones But I had a really hard time with the book because it was so boring and I just couldn t [...]

    25. Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard on said:

      This is such a detailed high fantasy that could ve been too dense for me if the writing was different I really liked this author s writing it just flowed so well for me I know some of the politics, relationships and magic went over my head so I ll have to reread it once I pick up the sequels I think this book and most other fantasies use very similar tropes orphaned slave who thinks brother is dead but I didn t find myself rolling my eyes or anything I did laugh though when she used the secret t [...]

    26. colleen the convivial curmudgeon on said:

      I m being generous by giving this book 3 stars I think it s probably of a 2 1 2, and that s only because it did get better at the end.The keyword for this book is slow Everything about this book is very slow paced Now, I don t always mind a slower pace, as long as we re given something to fill up that time If it s a slow book plot wise, but has interesting characters and character development, then I can be ok with that But we don t really learn a lot about the characters What we do learn a lot [...]

    27. Lindsay Stares on said:

      Premise Girl has never known anything but the life of a slave when a mysterious man claiming to be a Bard offers to take her away to a new life, she leaves without another thought Urgh This is only sort of a review I didn t finish this book I was skeptical from the start, when the prose lurched awkwardly between too cliche and too purple The mixed metaphors made me wince Freedom was a fantasy she gnawed obsessively in her few moments of leisure, like an old bone with just a trace of meat, and li [...]

    28. Daria on said:

      It was what many made it out to be A very, very, very, very, detailed world with a very, very, very, very detailed history, sporting some very, very, very, very long appendices which I hadn t bothered to read What I enjoyed most were Croggon s poems she is indeed talented in that area Her characters were allright stereotypical, but allright Most of the time her long descriptions rolled off me like water, and my impatience would cause my eyes to jump to the bottom of the next page And then I d fo [...]

    29. Marie on said:

      This book borders on a 3 star and 4 star for me, so in truth, a 3.5.The story is about Maerad, who we meet as a slave in Gilman s Cot Maerad wasn t always a slave though She was born in a place called Pellinor, but Pellinor was ransacked and lost, and she and her mother were taken as slaves Maerad knows there is something special about her, and uses it to start stories about how she is a witch to keep potential trouble away One day, a man comes into Gilman s Cot A man no one else can see Her cha [...]

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