Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, pursued by both the Light and the Dark, are seeking the Riddle of the Treesong - the key to restoring peace to the ravaged kingdom.
But is Maerad herself the greatest riddle of all?
Alison Croggon's epic fantasy continues, as Macrad travels from terrifying seas to vast stretches of glacial wilderness; drawn ever closer to her enemy the Winterking, towards the author of her sorrows and the strongest ally of the Nameless One - the greatest tyrant of them all.
Drawn from the rich and complex cultures of Edil-Amarandh, 'The Riddle' is the thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed 'The Gift'.