Friday, January 01, 2010

The Singing by Alison Croggon

As the final installment to Alison Croggon's Pellinor series The Singing finishes up Maerad's story. Maerad and Hem must find each other after many troubles and a long separation. For this last book Maerads must finally understand her feelings towards her trustworthy man. Also, she has now to defeat the Nameless One, the only problem being she only has one part of the Treesong; which will aid her to victory. All this blended into an exciting adventure and romance tale.

This book, The Singing was hard to read because each book was published with a long period of time in-between. Therefore, readers should start from the beginning of the series in order to fully comprehend what is going on. I think that in this last book there were many exciting parts. There were well written sections, which was one of the reasons I loved this series, with strong description. Overall I felt like they were mashed together and the whole story didn't come together until the epilogue. Although I loved the first book (The Naming), this last one made me feel like the story was lost in a tumble of words.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Brewster, N.Y U.S