5 reasons to read the Pellinor series / Alison Croggon

Now I am pretty sure I have mentioned this series quite a few times in past posts, and so I thought it was about time I did a review about it :). It is one of my all time favourite series – I love it so much I created a tag about it – Pellinor Book Tag (Original). It contains incredible characters with an engaging and entertaining plot, as well as amazing writing and world-building. It is a traditional style fantasy and although reminiscent of authors such as Tolkien it is distinctive in its own way . I cannot say enough good things about this series, so today instead of a traditional review I am giving you five reasons to read this series! Seriously go read it – you won’t regret it.

  1. The characters and the relationships in this series are extremely well written and is an absolute pleasure to read about. From the four books we see each character grow and develop. Maerad is probably one of my all time favourite female characters, and I also adore Cadvan. Great and distinctive cast of characters.
  2. Although the pacing can be abit slow, it never drags in term of the plot. I personally don’t have any issues with slower pacing (most of the time), but if you do then just be aware of it if you pick this series up. I found the pacing to be really well done.
  3. It is accessible to a variety of readers and ages. I think it is marketed as a YA but I think that a wide range of people will enjoy this series. I also think that this would be a great place to start with fantasy if you are new to it, as it is a traditional fantasy setting but extremely well done. I read this first when I was a teenager and have reread it multiple since.
  4. Each book is as good, if not better, than the last. There is no second book syndrome or any disappointment with the books. All of the books are amazing, although I will admit that I did take me a little while to get into The Crow because it is in a different perspective, but I still really enjoyed the book.
  5. If you liked The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, than I think you will like this series. The first book especially is quite reminiscent of Tolkien books (as I briefly mentioned earlier) for example in the style of writing but it is it’s own unique and amazing series. If you are a huge reader of fantasy than you need to read this series.

There you have it – five reasons to read the Pellinor series. A prequel book came out this year (The Bone Queen) which is also amazing and it was so good to be back in this world. Let me know in the comments if you have read this series and what you thought – I personally think it deserves more attention in the book community. Hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see next time.

10 thoughts on “5 reasons to read the Pellinor series / Alison Croggon

  1. It’s so refreshing to come across an epic fantasy which isn’t crash-bang-wallop with magic and physical conflict all the time but where the good things in life like warm baths, fine food and music are relished and time is taken to recount thoughts and conversations.

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