The Singing is the fourth and last novel in Alison Croggon’s Pellinor series. The novel was completed in June and was published in Australia on 30 June. The Singing by Alison Croggon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Sonorous motifs and resonant archetypes form the backbone of this series conclusion [the] prose is aesthetically romantic without.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. My major complaint, however, is the way in which Maerad “comes into” her Elemental powers: I even flipped over the last page as I read it making sure that I hadn’t missed something or that there had been some sort of misprint. Apr 17, Beckie Treble rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Stay in Touch Sign up. The Dark Days Deceit. Mainly, I think my hopes and expectations were too high, but it may also have been the effect of switching back and forth between the two characters, where the previous books were always focused on one.

Either way, it was welcome. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. Hem too feels the need to get to Maerad. When i first saw these books I thought that they wouldn’t be very good but I thought that i should give them a try anyway!

The Singing : The Fourth Book of Pellinor

She lives in Melbourne. Minor Corrections Needed 3 24 Feb 13, I must give Alison Croggon a pat on the back for the work she did on making this book filled with so many details! Maerad is set to have lost her elemental self in the Singing, and it is shown that Maerad and Cadvan are a couple now, besides Saliman and Hekibel. I wish Alison would write another book to go along with this. Wasn’t impressed by the covers All aliison should be judged by there covers.


I immensely enjoyed this entire series. What more could you really want from a series?

Book Review: “The Singing” by Alison Croggon – Book Trolley

Would I miss my gifts if I could give them up or would I be thankful to not bear them any longer? You have no idea how excited I was to read the last part of the book where you read about their romance.

It was exciting, intriguing, and the final laison finish off the story nicely after a dramatic and gripping climax. For even then it is neither the time nor crkggon place to heal the broken song.

Who would I recommend it to?

She struggles with herself and her visions a lot more than interacting with Cadvan. No Saints crofgon Kansas. Or even another series sent in this amazing world!!!

Want to Read saving…. As I was first reading, the words “Tolkien ripoff” hovered, but that really isn’t accurate. Even a sinfing guide for the lost language.

The Singing : Alison Croggon :

The Girl with the Broken Heart. They’re not sure why alidon how but the book keeps switching between Maerad and Hem, each going thr The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. Mostly because Maerad was just the same thoughts and insecurities over and over and over again until the end battle. Once the Song is remade the Elidhu, elemental’s, disappear and the Nameless One is destroyed along with his armies. Words on Bathroom Walls. I don’t agree with critics who feel the conclusion pat: Quite well written, and I think may be a favourite.



th Another thing that felt a little rushed was Saliman’s romance. But the hero and heroine especially the heroine are characters who question and doubt their abilities in a believable way.

There singnig maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the croggn translations from an ancient text. For being told over and over again over the course of the four books that The Nameless One was the bad guy, I sure knew next to nothing about him by the time Maerad and Hem sang the Treesong and he was defeated.

I just didn’t get Maerad and Cadvan getting together. As Maerad is reputed to have written, ” Praise “Sonorous motifs and resonant archetypes form the backbone of this series conclusion. Mar 20, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good conclusion to this series, although a couple of alisoon parts in the ending.

I love Alison’s series because she has given the same level of commitment to creating her world and characters and even music and languages while centering her story on that very rare creature, the teenage fantasy heroine.