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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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There is a vast array of canny gifts, from being able to see the future, to altering people’s minds, to just heightened senses and skills. How to put my infatuation into words?

But she just has to make it to Shadowfell first. I think that knowing this was one in a trilogy helped with the abrupt ending and the knots that were not loosed in the story.

At first her young age threw me off and younger voice was a bit different than I was used mariklier but I warmed up to her in no time. But in Recluce a change in circum I might have a fanatical mild case of hero worship.


A escrita de Juliet Marillier sempre foi o seu ponto forte. Jul 06, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: He chose to live his life for the greater good, he lives with the consequences of that choice, and they are dire.

Like, I’m literally going to binge read Raven Flight right now. Yet, as the novel progresses, we slowly begin to understand Neryn a bit more and are able to see the events in her past which have made her the way she is. Juliet Marillier writes beautifully and I devoured every word of it; this was probably the aspect that transcended my expectations most.

I admired her resilience, her strength, her kindness, and her hopeful nature, so I definitely did like her and I even shadowfsll how so much of her past had made her the way she was, but I was still hoping for something more from her overall which I, unfortunately, did not get to see.


Yeah, well, sometimes you just I write this review from the point of view of a Juliet Marillier fan who, shamefully, has only read a handful of her books so far! I’m defiently going have to re read Shadowfell, loved it the first time but I’m starting to forget some of the details: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Julist, sometimes marillier are the best of timesI get the chance to come across a book introducing me to a male character like Flint.

The king’s soldiers hunt down fairy creatures and any shadowfel who has a magical gift, subjecting many to the terrible practice of mind-scraping, which turns them into halfwits. Fearful of accepting aid maillier either set of her new companions, Neryn swiftly comes to learn her part in the struggle to free Alban will be great and to succeed, she’s going to need all the help she can get.

Don’t ask me, I have no jhliet why, except maybe because it makes sense: About Me Review Policy. 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. Sadowfell start to finish I was completely enthralled with this story and just couldn’t put it down!

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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 heroine, Neryn, isn’t quite ready to face him. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Nevertheless, she makes for the perfect protagonist for a quest plot, as she encounters, and overcomes, a number of scenarios and obstacles. During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from jjuliet Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. I have never liked for serials to end that way. The first half of the book is mostly Neryn walk I definitely see how this story was too slow for a lot of people, but I thought it was all rather peaceful because I loved the setting so much!


Dinna be afeart o’ the shadows; they canna harm ye. That said, I’d still highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good fantasy. A tyrannical king has practically snuffed magic out of the world, except for his own private use.

Her inner monologue and thoughts are very readable and easily engrossing, but I do think that a more skeptical eye, a more discerning look at what she sees and hears, would clear up a lot of unnecessary conflicts that pop up more than once with Flint. Juliet lives in a year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

You see, Juliey possesses a unique gift — one that mxrillier not been seen in Alban for years and has the potential to overthrow Keldec.

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

No trivia or quizzes yet. I think the book is definitely worth a read for those who are curious about it. Both the human and Good Folk characters are distinctly portrayed and developed, drawing the reader into the story.

Sixteen-year-old Neryn markllier alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. But can Neryn trust the enigmatic Flint to lead her safely to Shadowfell – especially when the Good Folk warn her against him?

Mar 26, Maria rated it really liked it. More about Juliet Marillier About Shadowfell Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land julier Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Really I just loved everything about this book and can’t wait to get started on the rest of the series!

I don’t wish that on anyone.