The Riddle

The Riddle

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, a gifted Bard, as she seeks the answer to the Riddle of the Treesong and continues to battle the Dark forces.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017, c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. paperback ed
ISBN: 9780763694449
Branch Call Number: YA FANTASY CRO
Characteristics: xi, 490 p. :,map ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Gift


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Apr 01, 2013

Such a good book, read the naming too and the whole series so far is excellent.

Jan 08, 2010

I enjoyed this series of books. The heroine, Maerad, is gifted but not perfect. The author describes various cities and locations very vividly. I was amused by the enthusiasm Maerad shows for being clean, something that is often missing in most fantasies :).

There is a lot of darkness in these books and you get absorbed in seeing how the characters battle their internal demons as well as external foes.

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Jan 25, 2018

EGirlShine thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Apr 01, 2013

amecoo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 25


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