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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Comments Lauren commented on Jul I have no doubt that if it comes down to it, she’ll make the hard choice.

Do they shadosfell mention how old he is? At first her young age threw me off and younger voice was a bit different than I was used to but I warmed up to her in no time. As for Alban, Marillier really created a magical and fascinating country. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. Maybe I can trust him.

She is a truly magnificent MC and one I am very excited to follow as her story continues.

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Strong characters, fascinating world, and beautifully developed storyline. My second major nit-pick was the main character, Neryn.

A escrita de Juliet Marillier sempre foi o seu ponto forte. But can Neryn trust the enigmatic Flint to lead her safely to Shadowfell – especially when the Good Folk warn her against him? Sit quiet; ye look weary tae shaeowfell bane.

Shadowfell Series

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. I sharowfell this even more on a re-read. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. In this world, some people are blessed with canny gifts.


Flint, however, is those shades of grey. Our MC, Neryn, is not shadowflel ballsy smart mouthed girl that I am normally drawn to, her soft spoken and thoughtful manner wars with my normally sharp tongue and no holds bar personality and I’m sure if we met in real life it might be a rocky start to a friendship.

Shadowfell Series by Juliet Marillier

Can’t wait until September for the sequel. The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss 9. I’ve shadoowfell been drawn to the mistery that usually surrounds the main male characters in this author’s books. Shade Richard A Knaak Halo: View all 3 comments. And, funnily enough, compared to other similar books of this genre, the book wasn’t even particularly action-packed or fast-moving, so it wasn’t that that had me flipping the pages. In a lifetime of reading and study, Marillier has steeped herself in myth, legend and folklore, and her intuitive knowledge of the marillierr and motifs of storytelling underpin the whole novel.

I was expecting this to be a sure thing. The basic plot is that Neryn’s drunk father gambles her away to a stranger at the start of the story.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Also, please write faster Ms. It rarely happens, but I do believe that the sequel to Shadowfell will be a much stronger novel overall. Once I established what the book was about, I found myself liking it quite a bit – though not as much as I like similar types of books. Although it looks like a regular s boarding shadowfe,l, Amy Neryn aside, Shadowfell was a remarkable novel.

Rather than turning her in, Flint helps her along her journey while juljet his role as double agent. The only parts I really loved were the extremely vague letters sent by the Stag-Lord Trooper to his King.

Neryn guesses that he is years older than her, and then his age is hinted at again in relation to where he was when …more A specific maeillier is not given.

This book was filled to the brim with magic and I loved every bit of it. I LOVE him ,” type of character growth. Most trilogies I find the first book is good, but the magic starts to wane in the subsequent volumes, however these books just continued to grow.


Elaine and Rachel March 9 14 Mar 29, And the story gets going more once she meets up with the rebel group and learns what Flint is. A young man, Flint, helps her escape the soldiers, but his past is shadowed with mystery and Neryn must choose whether it is safe to trust him.

They don’t tell each other anything. He definitely betrayed me. But when her last remaining family member is killed and she narrowly escapes with her life, with the help of a soldier named Flint, she begins a journey across her land that will teach shadowell the true meaning of her gift and open her eyes and her heart to a world she long thought could never exist.

Still, I think the story has a lot of potential, and maybe it just needs more explaining – or perhaps a smarter or more imaginative reader. Julieg of my julie books of all time is a book by Marillier Wildwood Dancingand I’ve very much enjoyed several of her adult fantasy series as well.

Refresh and try again. On the bright side, I was very productive blog-wise. The prose doesn’t seem overt or in-your-face, but it’s so perfect at being what it needs to be that you just flow over the words and are swept along. On to book 2! And, sometimes those are the best of timesI get the chance to come across a book introducing me to a male character like Flint.

Not sure why I sounded surprised just now.