Reissued in A format with stunning new covers to coincide with the June release of the series finale, The Singing.
This first book in the Pellinor series introduces the reader to Maerad, a young girl just coming into adulthood, rescued from slavery by Cadvan, an ancient and powerful Bard. When Maerad is drawn to find her long-lost brother, Hem, who she has thought dead, and on to Norloch to be initiated into the White Flame, their journey takes them through a rich and complex landscape and culture. Maerad, Cadvan and Hem must confront the unknown and survive the terrifying opposing forces that threaten to overwhelm them. Along the way they will come to realise that Maerad is, in fact, the prophesised 'Fated One' who will save their world from the Nameless - the greatest of evils.
All seems hopeless when with few clues and the agents of Darkness on their tail they are forced to separate and flee Norloch. Their extraordinary story continues in The Riddle .