The Singing (The Books of Pellinor #4)

The Singing (The Books of Pellinor #4)

The stunning conclusion to the epic Pellinor series?four books telling an extraordinary tale of another world. The Singing follows the separate journeys of Maerad and Cadvan, and their brother Hem, as they desperately seek each other in an increasingly battle-torn land. The Black Army is moving north and Maerad has a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail. Al The stunning conclusion to the epic Pellinor series?four books telling an extraordinary tale of another world. ...

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Title:The Singing (The Books of Pellinor #4)
Author:Alison Croggon
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1406308021
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

The Singing (The Books of Pellinor #4) Reviews

  • abigail thomas king
    Jun 11, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

  • Shannon
    Oct 11, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

  • Rah~ri
    Dec 28, 2009

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

  • Jessica
    Apr 08, 2009

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

  • Mindy
    Oct 10, 2008

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

  • Angela
    Aug 13, 2009

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

  • Abby
    Apr 13, 2009

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

  • Elizabeth
    Aug 19, 2008

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

    My gosh. When I started this series I was a little annoyed at how slowly things were going, as the world building took place. The first book was almost all world building, with no action until about the half way point. The second book was better. The third book was even better. But,...

    Wow. I have no idea what I'll read now because it was so awesome. I had the same problem after reading my way through Maria V.Snyders books. Amazing, I loved the moment when Hem and Maerad finally caught up with each other. So special. All the way through this series I could see the fi...

    It. Was. Fantastic. It was epic, it was heartbreaking, it was funny, and it just - just - was PERFECT. I could NOT put it down. The narrative flips between Hem and Maerad as they journey closer to each other, and the Croggon gives more of what we love. The villain, Sharma, never really...

  • Trish
    Jan 16, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

  • Katie
    Jan 19, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

  • Maggie
    Dec 31, 2014

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

  • Dianna
    Jun 20, 2016

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

  • Penwiper
    Dec 15, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

  • Cassy
    Jul 13, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

  • Cindy
    Mar 10, 2009

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

  • Katy
    Jan 29, 2016

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

  • Laura
    Apr 17, 2016

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

    My gosh. When I started this series I was a little annoyed at how slowly things were going, as the world building took place. The first book was almost all world building, with no action until about the half way point. The second book was better. The third book was even better. But,...

  • Mikaela
    Mar 28, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

  • Vanessa
    Apr 18, 2010

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

  • Akanksha  Singh
    Mar 15, 2012

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

    My gosh. When I started this series I was a little annoyed at how slowly things were going, as the world building took place. The first book was almost all world building, with no action until about the half way point. The second book was better. The third book was even better. But,...

    Wow. I have no idea what I'll read now because it was so awesome. I had the same problem after reading my way through Maria V.Snyders books. Amazing, I loved the moment when Hem and Maerad finally caught up with each other. So special. All the way through this series I could see the fi...

    It. Was. Fantastic. It was epic, it was heartbreaking, it was funny, and it just - just - was PERFECT. I could NOT put it down. The narrative flips between Hem and Maerad as they journey closer to each other, and the Croggon gives more of what we love. The villain, Sharma, never really...

    What a wonderful series. The whole journey was enjoyable. The characters were enjoyable as was the world and the storytelling. Quite well written, and I think may be a favourite. A good conclusion to this series, although a couple of weaker parts in the ending. Having said that, it is ...

    The last book in the Sellinor series and i read it with increasing regret coz it marks the end of a wonderful series. Totally awesome! One of the best fantasy books i've ever read. It was a bit disappointing to learn though, that the Annaren society and Edil-Amarandh, do not exist!!! B...

  • Cutiepie
    Aug 10, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

  • Chris
    Mar 20, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

  • Emily
    Jul 03, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

  • Kiersten
    Jul 24, 2011

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

  • Elizabeth Morgan
    Jan 28, 2014

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

  • Beckie Treble
    Apr 17, 2012

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

    My gosh. When I started this series I was a little annoyed at how slowly things were going, as the world building took place. The first book was almost all world building, with no action until about the half way point. The second book was better. The third book was even better. But,...

    Wow. I have no idea what I'll read now because it was so awesome. I had the same problem after reading my way through Maria V.Snyders books. Amazing, I loved the moment when Hem and Maerad finally caught up with each other. So special. All the way through this series I could see the fi...

  • ❄Allison❄
    Jan 02, 2013

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

  • Kerry
    Sep 04, 2017

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

  • Adam Veeser-Johnston
    May 09, 2014

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

  • Christopher
    Jan 21, 2016

    Just finished this whole series, and enjoyed it more than any book I've read in a good long while - one of those series where you wake up early to read it in bed before the alarm clock goes off. Good enough to make me post a review! I almost didn't read it, because the covers looke...

    My first thought is: aw, come on. That's it? But not really. I have to qualify. Allison has a very poetic, lyrical language, and is master of bringing her thoughts to life. Her language is powerful and exciting. The main plot was a satisfying conclusion to the story. HOWEVER.... Spo...

    After a significant detour in The Crow, The Singing returns to Maerad, and the story then switches back and forth between Hem and Maerad as they search for each other. I enjoyed the return to Innail, the battle with the Landrost, and the warmer friendship between Maerad and Cadvan. Hem...

    Spoilery? Yeah. For a series that started out with Maerad and her being The One, the sections of this book that focused on her brother were much more interesting, with much more warmth and movement: I don't mind a bit of road trip in my stories. Croggon still manages to hit all t...

    I must say that this is definitely one of the better series that i have read! i loved all 4 books very dearly and anticipated a lot of different things. 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! you have n...

    This book ends the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I thought she did a good job at ending the series. She creates a world that is believable and has you questioning whether or not this world did exist here *before* our history started. The bad guys are really, really bad. But the he...

    One of the first series in a long time where I can say I was honestly, profoundly sad to see it end. These books are absolutely stellar - the prose throughout them is consistently little short of exquisite, the scope of the story is epic and immersive, and the characters are certainly ...

    Overall, I thought this was a mostly satisfactory conclusion to the series. There were only two things that really bothered me. Firstly, I felt that the final battle was a little anti-climatic. I mean, it took thousands of pages over four books to build up to it, and then....that was i...

    The last book of a very good series! However, I was somewhat disappointed. There was a lot of descriptions of food, and how wonderful baths are, and how cold and tired everyone was. A lot of the story was really repetitive like that. Then, SPOILER ALERT it just felt like when she final...

    As with the author, I finished (reading, in my case, writing, in hers) the Pellinor tetralogy with mixed feelings. Regret, first of all, because there was a sense of closure on the whole series: any hint of sequels was firmly dispelled by a note at the beginning of the appendices that ...

    The Singing is the last book in a beautiful series by Australian writer and poet Alison Croggon. I am notoriously stingy about buying books (a three-read rule, although different than Jasper Fforde's interpretation of that phrase!) but I bought the last three books in this series as so...

    In ?The Singing,? Maerad?s adventures in Edil-Amarandh come to a climax and the saga that began with ?The Naming? comes to an end. Maerad and Hem are wandering over the vast expanse of Annar and the Suderain in search of each other, in hopes of uniting and performing the Sing...

    I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, but it just doesn't make it to 4. I appreciate the fact that the characterizations were stronger and more clear in this book than in the earlier volumes, but the plot was just... lacking. As an "epic journey" saga, Croggon let large portions o...

    This last book was shorter than all the other books, so I devoured it in one day. One of the things that I have loved about this series is that it's like an actor that stays in character from sequel to sequel. There are maps and forewords and appendices that talk of the books' translat...

    The final book in the Pellinor series was almost perfect. Overall I enjoyed the series immensely, but I found a few things distracting in this final volume: 1) Switching back and forth between character's gave an interesting overall perspective of the plot, but I also felt like it s...

    I'm so sad this series is over! I recommend it to anyone, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ...

    The Singing was the last book in the Pellinor series. It was a heartfelt exciting and mostly satisfying ending. However, despite my enjoyment, there were one or two major things that were dissatisfying things. The books starts with Hem and Mearad looking for each other. Most of the ...

    I felt like this book was better than the others because it didn't get as bogged down with the details of food and wilderness camping pains. In fact much of the book took place in one of the Schools. I thought the battle with the Landrost was ten times better than the final battle. Tho...

    Just read these? Lifted my "new book ban" :) Was going to wait till Next month but had hit a no sleep streak and went to the book store...? (Bad thing to do! So bad? love it though!) Nothing intrigued me about these books ... almost nothing? Never even heard of th...

    A thrilling and wonderful conclusion to this series. Maerad and Hem must find their way back to one another. As always though this is no easy feat and they must face danger, darkness and fight to save themselves and those they love. As always the adventures keep you gripped throughout ...

    Did I enjoy it? Yes, I thought this was the strongest book in the series. After lots of character and world building, we finally got to some actual plot. Would I read it again? Possibly. I really don't know. Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans, if you like Tamora Pierce, Merced...

    The Singing is the fourth book of Pellinor, the story of Maerad and Hem. Overall, I thought this book was a strong finish to the quartet and I'm glad I picked it up to read. I think this series lost its focus a bit with The Crow, the book that featured Hem as the main character instead...

    "The Singing" Maerad and Hem find each other and Maerad's lyre and Hem's tuning fork react to each one another and try to reform the Treesong but can't. After a long journey on both parties, the group finally finds the place they are looking for and remake the Treesong. Once the Son...

    I can't even remember the last time I read a whole series and gave five stars to every book. But these books are that good. Alison Croggon is a gifted writer, and her prose is beautiful without lacking clarity. The songs/poems are some of my favorite parts. The story is urgent and abso...

    The best of the series. Shifting the point of view between Maerad and Hem kept the suspense up, and I could never decide which one I wanted to read more of because interesting things were happening to both. The reunion between them was wonderful. I have to admit that going into the ...

    My gosh. When I started this series I was a little annoyed at how slowly things were going, as the world building took place. The first book was almost all world building, with no action until about the half way point. The second book was better. The third book was even better. But,...

    Wow. I have no idea what I'll read now because it was so awesome. I had the same problem after reading my way through Maria V.Snyders books. Amazing, I loved the moment when Hem and Maerad finally caught up with each other. So special. All the way through this series I could see the fi...

    It. Was. Fantastic. It was epic, it was heartbreaking, it was funny, and it just - just - was PERFECT. I could NOT put it down. The narrative flips between Hem and Maerad as they journey closer to each other, and the Croggon gives more of what we love. The villain, Sharma, never really...

    What a wonderful series. The whole journey was enjoyable. The characters were enjoyable as was the world and the storytelling. Quite well written, and I think may be a favourite. A good conclusion to this series, although a couple of weaker parts in the ending. Having said that, it is ...