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The Riddle by Alison Croggon
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The Riddle
Book by: Alison Croggon
Review By: Emma Standen

Adventure fantasy books are always fun to read, especially ones that are well written. The Riddle falls into this category. This book by Alison Croggon is a fast paced, yet detailed book full of twists and turns that even the best analyst could not predict. The Riddle is the second book in a series of four; the first book is The Naming. The Naming introduces characters and explains how Maerad (the protagonist) learns who she is. She is the one to take down the powerful dark Bard who is called The Nameless One.
In The Riddle by Alison Croggon, Maerad (the protagonist), continues her journey with her mentor and friend Cadvan Lighorn. Maerad is special because she possesses very bardic powers and also elemental magyk. As Maerad and Cadvan seek an item called the Tree Song they face danger on every path.
Maerad and Cadvan find that they are being tracked and then are attacked by an evil elemental called the Winterking (Arkan by name). Maerad is still learning her full power and is on a quest to find the Tree Song. When attacked by the Winterking Cadvan is lost in an avalanche. Maerad through all her sorrow and grief must trudge on continuing her quest. Maerad learns she can do many things and gathers information she can use to help defeat the growing darkness.
The Riddle is an amazing book with surprises on every page. I loved this book. I would recommend this book to someone who likes adventure fantasy and a good exciting read. This book is an excellent page turner and good for any reader.


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