Alison Croggon's acclaimed fantasy quartet, The Books of Pellinor, has been steadily growing in popularity worldwide since the first volume was released in Australia in 2002. It has now sold more than half a million books worldwide.

The story begins with The Gift (published in the US as The Naming), which was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards, is a CBCA Notbale Book and voted a Top Ten Teen Read of 2005 by the editors at, and continues with The Riddle, The Crow and The Singing. Since its initial publication, it's been released in the UK and in the States, where the series has received critical raves and popular acclaim. The saga continues with the release of the Pellinor series in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland. In 2012, Walker Books UK released a new edition with a spanking new cover design

Keep up with the news on Alison's blog, Reimkennar. (Old news at the old blog, The Books of Pellinor).

And be sure to check out Candlewick's Books of Pellinor website. It features author interviews, character descriptions, background, sample chapters, audio, poems and a free Pellinor short story.

Unbelievably fine, this book represents fantasy storytelling at its best. - VOYA, US

Rich and passionate...Supremely satisfying - Starred review, KIRKUS

It's a narrative of beauties and terrors, craftily and compellingly wrought.  - The Bulletin, Australia

A ripping read... Fantasy-tastic! - Herald Sun, Australia