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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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.

The Lost King of France: Neryn has her secrets.

Of to the second book! Marillier did nothing new, nothing that a hundred other writers hadn’t done before. Amrillier won’t lie to you, this is highly frustrating at times. Sep 11, Pages Young Adult Buy. Though there is also a definite shadow of darkness over this book which underscores the necessity and danger of Neryn’s task. Shadowfell is the latest in a long line of beloved Marillier books and, I am extremely happy to report, the first in a new series.

Look, quiet is not necessarily a bad thing – it brings a different atmosphere along its path, almost soothing and completely enchanting.

There’s no need for him to show off his best physical attributes, or to demonstrate his badass prowess. View all 17 comments. And despite my earlier complaints about it being long and dragged out, Marllier wasn’t ready for it to end. Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him.

She is a truly magnificent MC and one I am very excited to follow as her story continues. View all 8 comments. Jul 09, Pages Young Adult Buy. Time and patience help building this feeling into a conviction so strong that, to you, it becomes an all-encompassing religion, the most powerful and deep-rooted belief to guide all of your actions. Am I right, or am I right, little dancing owls? The world that Neryn lives in is full of Marillier’s usual magic, beautifully described and carefully pieced together.


Neryn is much of the same. An author of historical fantasy, she currently has eleven novels in print. Who knows though, it could just be me and you guys might love it.

She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. The book is perfectly composed, and the writing is lyrical and full of grace. One young woman, named Neryn, has the gift of Canny Eyes, which allows her to see the Good Folk even when they wish marillker stay out of sight. Neryn guesses that he is years older than her, and then his age is hinted at again in relation to where he was when the king began julist reign.

If you are a fan of any or all of the following, you should love this book. There was only one disappointment in this book and that was to realise at the end that it wasn’t the julief.

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him.

Juliet Marillier lets the reader know from start to finish that Flint is not the drop dead gorgeous male protagonist we are used to the heroine swooning over, and honestly that made me love him even more. Nothing makes me happier than a new Juliet Marillier book! 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 father shows up occasionally.

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Furthermore, the story of Ujliet was not only extremely interesting, as were the politics of the nation, but it was also something you felt. So Neryn shadowfelll spent most of her life trying to ignore the Fae who call to her. We have before, during the McCarthy trials, Salem Witch Trials, our history shows that we are very much capable of letting fear consume us. I have loved every book she has written, so I am looking forwad to the new one.


No, she does not. During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential.

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Rather than turning her in, Flint helps her along her journey while continuing his role as double agent. Books by Juliet Marillier. I love the long travelling scenes in Lord of the Ringsthe camping shxdowfell in Harry Potterand all that good stuff. Carole Weave-Lane commented on Jul I’ve seen from other reviewers who have had the pleasure of reading Marillier before, that this isn’t even necessarily her best or most thrilling book, no doubt due to the aforementioned lack of action or solid conclusion.

You may enjoy an interview I did with Juliet Marillier a couple of years ago To ask other readers questions about Shadowfellplease sign up. When her father gambles her away in a drunken game at the pub, she falls into the hands of Flint, a morally ambiguous young man who appears to serve the King. There are precious few authors, in my opinion, who create as earnest a fantasy environment replete with mysticism and magic as Marillier does.

I adored Flint Manboy. About Shadowfell Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him.

Ansiosa por iniciar o marilier livro da trilogia. She does not go googoo eyed and trust him explicitly after one sob story.