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PostSubject: Summary   Wed May 28, 2008 5:28 pm

The Riddle: The Second Book of Pellinor

A young woman embraces her power—and her destiny—as the thrilling quest begun in The Naming continues!

Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, ever closer to the seductive Winterking—ally of her most powerful enemy, the Nameless One. Trapped in the Winterking's icy realm, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all. A sequel to The Naming, this second book in a captivating quartet about the ancient world of Edil-Amarandh is a sweeping epic readers won't soon forget.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:13 pm

Oo. It sounds good. I've just started reading it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:46 pm

It was really good, I know you will like it!

hopefully

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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:38 pm

Sure, I think I will. I'll post back here when I finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:15 am

okay, we will be waiting!
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:18 pm

I've finished The Riddle! It was even more wonderful than the first, every moment left me hanging, I was completely enraptured in it. It took me a while to read though because I was just about half-way through another book after The Gift/The Naming. I generally make it a point not to read a ton of books in a series in a row because it makes me feel really disinterested in all other books after I'm done BUT *grins* I don't really care anymore, once I'm done with The Crow I'm just going to read The Singing. I'm virtually hanging off a cliff here.

A summary of The Riddle: (SPOILER alert for those who haven't read it)
I LOVED it.
Alison's unique style, flair and descriptive language has really got me intrigued into the world of Edil-Amarandh.
I was devastated when Maered thought Cadvan was dead though. I practically couldn't read on until (yes, the horror) flicking to the end of the book and making sure myself that he was still alive (my impatience).

I was also most startled when Maered fell for the Winter King and Arkan mentioned making Maered his queen! It was so surprising that I was giggling like crazy on my bed, late at night, reading those words.

And when I finally got up to when Maered recognized Cadvan camping in the middle of the Pellinor ruins, I was elated!
Yup. I get seriously emotionally attached to these books.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:35 am

I actually wasn't devastated when Cadvan died. I was sort of hoping something like that would happen. They really weren't getting along at the point so they needed to think the other was dead or lost so that when they found each other they would forget their problems and they could be friends again (or more).
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:40 pm

this is me reading the part about cadvan "dying"::

Shocked


THEN

Sad



I am pretty sure I cried...or almost did...but then I, like you aria, had to flip to the end of the book and "cheat"


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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:48 pm

Great smileys. I flipped through the book too, to see if my theory was right, but I had been expecting them to find each other sooner so the fact that I couldn't find his name (I didn't look all the way in the back) made me really nervous.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:18 pm

I would have freaked...

I think I looked at the last (or close) chapter.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:39 pm

I do flip through books, but I won't go back too far because whatever I do I don't want to ruin the ending for myself. i accidently did that on harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I wasn't even looking ahead, I was just finding my spot...
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:35 pm

Wow, I've never known anyone who can relate with my tendency to "cheat" books, everyone has always told me its crazy Very Happy
I actually flicked to the 4th last chapter of the book at first, I found his name and was content but to my horror, I found out later, it was only a Maered's DREAM. Yup. Panic attack second time round and I flicked to the second last page..

Oo I know what you mean, luna. I did that to some books too when I wasn't using a bookmark. I now carefully make sure I slip in a discarded piece of fabric every time I close a book, so its easier just to open it to the page I'm up to.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:53 am

I try to use a bookmark, but I'm so used to not using I always forget it.

And by the way, you are not crazy. One of my friend's Mom can't stand the suspense of books so she always reads the end first.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:39 am

That's a comfort ^^
I don't really do to many books. In fact, I make it a point not to but to those particularly good ones. Very difficult.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:31 am

i was an emotional wreck when the brilliant man "died"... i cried my eyes out! and i as well flipped to the back to see if he came back... b/c a pellinor book w/o cadvan is like a, like a... uhm... i dont know! but its not a good thing! and for that reason i had such troubles in The Crow... everytime Caddy was mentioned i ran around the house like an idiot... but i run around the house like an idiot alot... probably b/c i AM an idiot...! haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:09 am

WanderingChild wrote:
b/c a pellinor book w/o cadvan is like a, like a... uhm... i dont know!


It is like Twilight without Edward.

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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:09 pm

INDEED! though dont kill me or anything but i havent read Twilight yet... but thats b/c the library doesnt ever have it in b/c its popular or something Wink ...and i only have one friend who owns it but for some reason she refuses to let me borrow it... <sigh> and i havent been around to a bookstore lately....
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:14 am

I won't kill you!

But if I were you I would just buy it because I have read Twilight 6 times...

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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:32 am

6 times! I've only read it once, altough I do plan to reread it before the movie comes out.
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:51 am

yup.

Twilight and New Moon = 6 times
Eclipse = 3
Breaking Dawn = 1
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:15 pm

wow, pretty impressive GTB is to Twilight as Luna is to Harry Potter. You must be an expert on twilight by now!
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PostSubject: Re: Summary   Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:37 am

Very Happy

yup, I sure am!

and I bet you are an expert on Harry Potter! (I already know this of course)
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