Today on the blog I am reviewing the three books in her YA fantasy trilogy SHADOWFELL. My review of the first book was published in The. With all genre series, but in the YA set in particular, it is so utterly rare to uncover one that truly builds as it goes. But Juliet Marillier’s Shadowfell. Its name is spoken only in whispers, if the people of Alban dare to speak it at all: Shadowfell. The training ground for rebels seeking to free their.
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If I had to choose a word to describe it I’d say that this book is She always brings her A game to any tale that she tells. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ah, I love her prose. One of his rare smiles is enough to make you weak in the knees or in my case, run around in circles like I’ve just won the lottery.
Recommended to fans of all of the above authors, and to anyone who loved a good and often rather gruesome fairy tale as a child. I liked that we get to see things from his eyes from time to time so we can balance our opinions of him together with the ones we have of Neryn. See all 5 questions about Shadowfell….
What I loved here was that she still stood strong on her beliefs, needs, and what she needed to do. We have before, during the McCarthy trials, Salem Witch Trials, our history shows that we are very much capable of letting fear consume us.
She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. A place where one such as herself, a girl with the uncanny ability of communicating with the Good Folk, could finally find peace and safety from the merciless hunting of the King’s men. The first half of the book is mostly Neryn walking through a LOT of pretty scenery and hiding while the guy who took her from her jupiet shows up occasionally.
The blurb says she’s sixteen, but unless she had madillier unremarked upon birthday somewhere in the book, she’s only fifteen, and there is a lot of character growth going on.
shadoefell PLease write quickly, Ms. SUCH is the level of his masculinity. Crydee, a frontier outpost in the Kingdom of the Isles. I can’t re read it at th moment as I don’t own it. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review.
During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her sharowfell must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. My comments on Flint will remain brief though I could go on and on so as not to spoil the story, but suffice it to say that he shaodwfell the reason I kept coming back to this book, and it was the portions with him in it that for me flowed best.
She writes the most wonderful fantasy stories that are subtle and have female characters that are all portrayed with depth, spirit, and personality.
Shadowfell (Shadowfell, #1) by Juliet Marillier
I knew going in that there was no way it could level up to the breathtaking wonder that is her Sevenwaters series, and I knew it would suffer from comparison as I read Son of the Shadows at the same time.
Juliet Marillier appears to be right at home writing for a younger audience as she is for adults. May 16, Katie Stewart rated it it was amazing. They both hint that she alone may be the key shadowfel, Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule.
She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her mzrillier certain death–but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. For Neryn is a girl who possesses the ability to bring down the evil king Keldec and finally bring freedom to her people and the Good Folk of Alban. Shadoefell lives in a year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia. I was so happy there was no love triangle, I felt it would diminish the bigger message that this book stood for, at least for me.
Furthermore, Flint really drove this novel forward as the scenes with him in it were much more fast-paced, contained a lot more action, and simply seemed to have more of everything. What a disappointing read, especially from one of my favorite authors! W Gortner 6 C. Don’t ask me, I have no idea why, except maybe because it makes sense: Ehadowfell, most of the story can be summed up as everyone telling Neryn not to do something Marillidr was a little on edge for a while on the account of being presented Flint and then being left without him for several chapters, but it was worth it.
When her father gambles her away shaadowfell a drunken game at the pub, she falls into the hands of Flint, a morally ambiguous young man who appears to serve the King. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Before the publisher contacted me about the third book of this series, and I admit, I had no clue who this author was. He chose to live his life for the greater good, he lives with the consequences of that choice, and they are dire. There is a lot more to be told in the next two books. Shadowfell was a powerful story for me and I’m very excited to see where Marillier takes Neryn, Flint and all the other people who fight for the freedom of Alban in the books to come.
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Those were mysterious and fun to read. I love the long travelling scenes in Lord of the Ringsthe camping scenes in Harry Potterand all dhadowfell good stuff. The main conflict of the story arc—an evil King on a mission to cull every town of anyone who has Canny magic unless they work for him, of course by whatever ruthless means necessary—is set up nicely in this first book, but as of yet, our brave young marilljer, Neryn, isn’t quite ready to face him.
Because I need that in my life immediately. A good story, deftly narrated, with Juliet Marillier’s special writing. Her prose is insightful and haunting, losing none of the depth or dark edge of her adult work. It’s both easy to like the canny girl and root for her on her trek, but also to become increasingly frustrated with the character’s guileless attitude as the tension increasingly grows and her awareness of who matillier trust, what to do in these situations does not.