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The Island

(The Books of Pellinor #4.5)

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A magical new short story from Alison Croggon, author of the bestselling Books of Pellinor. Maerad of Pellinor, pregnant with her first baby, is haunted by a mysterious island that everybody says doesn't exist. And then she finds the child...
ebook, 28 pages
Published April 28th 2017 by Newport Street Books
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Nancy
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: high-fantasy
I've been wanting overprotective dad Cadvan for FIVE YEARS and now it's been given to me, and that has healed me.
I want MORE! I'm so intrigued by Moss, and especially by their backstory, that I would honestly read an entire book about them.
Alexandra
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is quite unfair, in my opinion, for short stories such as The Island and The Friendship to exist. To be given such a teasing glimpse into the lives of the people outside of books many, including myself, have come to love, without further extension, is torturous to the soul.

Should I read it?
Can I cope with just a few pages of Pellinor?
Do I dare?
Yes, of course I dare. Because anything written about this world and these characters must be devoured immediately.

What I love about Alison Croggon's w
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Jerecho
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written short story. A glimpse to a world of a new beginning or a world of something untold.

I'm anticipating the next great adventure...

Thanks for the ride...
Garrett Robinson
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Exquisitely written, with lovely prose that isn't boring. This was the first piece by Croggon I'd read, however, and it doesn't mean much as a standalone story. Of course that's likely not its intent, looking at all the other reviews that praise it as a wonderful addition to a series they already love. Just something a reader should be aware of going in.
Ruth
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this short story. It was a wonderful addition to one of my favorite series. I only wish it had been longer, as it introduced ideas that we only got a tantalizing glimpse of. However, that's the nature of a short story. It will always be just a taste. If you love the world of this series, The Island is a great addition.
Sheila
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A short story that tells of a day in Maerad's life when she finds a child and realizes he is bound for the island she keeps seeing. I enjoyed the story. It introduces Maerad and her past. I also found that it begins the world building for The Books of Pellinor series. It whetted my appetite to read more of this series.
Emma Rose Ribbons
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Obviously this left me wanting more. It's such an endearing glimpse into Cadvan and Maerad's life. I love that even in this short a story, both their personalities were unmistakably theirs. It's a lovely piece.
Elise
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lovely short story, I just wish it was longer!
The series is one of my most favourites growing up so I was very excited to glimpse Maerad's world again. I hope that the characters and themes introduced will one day be extended into a full novel
Sasha Moore
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg not enough!!! What a teaser
Holly
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I will never tire of the Pellinor series, never.
Angeline Riojas
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful writing and story, felt like a heart warming hello from an old friend <3
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Jun 15, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy, to-try
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIIL NOW?!?!?!

It's a wonderful surprise but still!!!!! I needed this yesterday!!!! But get my hands on this!!!
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Alison Croggon is the award winning author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Books of Pellinor. You can sign up to her monthly newsletter and receive a free Pellinor story at alisoncroggon.com

Her most recent book is Fleshers, the first in a dazzling new SF series co-written with her husband, acclaimed playwright Daniel Keene. Her latest Pellinor book, The Bone Queen, was a 2016 Aurealis Awards B
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