The Riddle

  • by Alison Croggon
  • Narrated by Eloise Oxer
  • 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, ever closer to the seductive Winterking - ally of her most powerful enemy, the Nameless One. Trapped in the Winterking's icy realm, Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along: that she is the greatest riddle of all.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just wish the one scene were in the right place

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

There is one scene that was out of order. I wish that weren't the case... I doubt that it is the case in the print version. Otherwise, I think it was great.

What did you like best about this story?

Maerad is a deeply rich and complex character. I enjoyed listening to her thoughts and how they conflicted with one another. I think we all see the contradictions between the different roles in our lives and get frustrated and confused by them. The author mirrored the reality of that very well.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved her flight from Arkon and Maerad's inner turmoil. Having gone through a divorce, I undestand the confusion and inner chaos. You still care about that person, but you know they are not good for you. They make you feel trapped, but also loved. It is a difficult situation to be in.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I listened to it many times.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening to the next one.

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- Annji


I absolutely loved this book. my only problem is that two of the chapters are mixed up. chapter 38 actually comes after chapter 40 I believe. By far my favorite narrator
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- Athemea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2011
  • Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio