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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See all books by Juliet Marillier. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. On the run for much of her life, seeing atrocities that would break others, Neryn let all of that strengthen her resolve. Eager to hide her own canny marilller uniquely powerful ability to communicate karillier the fairy-like Good Folk–Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to 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.

Jyliet try again later. He definitely betrayed me. Yet, what really made me love Shadowfell was Flint. So Neryn has spent most of her life trying to ignore the Fae who call to her.

Shadowfell Series by Juliet Marillier

Strong characters, fascinating world, and beautifully de August re-read: I can’t re read it at th marilier as I don’t own it. May 27, Krystle rated it it was amazing. She writes the most wonderful fantasy stories that are subtle and have female characters that are all portrayed with depth, spirit, and personality. Dec 01, Heidi rated it liked it Shelves: Flint, too, is fun. Trivia About Shadowfell Shado Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing.

A escrita de Juliet Marillier sempre foi o seu ponto forte. Alban is plagued by an evil King who keeps his subjects living in such fear that they will easily turn on their neighbor or friend to protect themselves.


Juliet Marillier

Read it Forward Read it first. And, while on the way to freedom, they also find true love. Where Shadowfell was weakest, for me, was in its heroine. But unlike most characters that I know in real life I would never be friends with because we would clash so much, Neryn is someone I would work to build a friendship with.

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

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! Maybe it’s just that I am not used to reading such pure characters who try to see light in every other character, but she stayed like that the entire journey which I began deem as unrealistic. But this gift puts Neryn in peril, for her world is ruled by a usurper-king who fears and despises any magic.

On the bright side, I was very productive blog-wise.

However, as indifferent as he seems, we can see immediately that he treats Neryn with unmistakable patience, respectand what looks suspiciously much like shadowfelll. It was so magical and whimsical, yet so full of adventure and mystery. At the start of the book, Neryn has just about lost everything and finds herself on her own and on the run.

Refresh and try again.

Will it be nuliet same thing for you? They do not hesitate Marillier did nothing new, nothing that a hundred other writers hadn’t done before.

Yes, the girl has powers. 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.

Apr 17, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shadowfekl makes for some compelling sequences I tell you what. In a world filled with desperation, evil, and tragedy, I found it hard to believe that Neryn managed to remain so pure and trusting without having the faults of the world she lived in damage her personality.


Neryn, the fifteen-year-old protagonist, is wonderfully drawn and develops well through the story. In a lifetime of reading and study, Marillier has steeped herself in myth, legend and folklore, and her intuitive knowledge of juliiet patterns and motifs of storytelling underpin the whole novel. NerynFlintSalie. I might have a fanatical mild case of hero worship. Will hunt these down.

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier book review

Marillier has said, ”Many fantasy stories … tap into the archetypal themes of mythology, which involve the highest stakes – defeating evil, saving the world, being happy ever after … [however] that need not involve slaying a dragon or saving the whole of Middle Earth, it can be an individual, personal journey to enlightenment”.

Autumn is the time of the Cull, and is even more dangerous for wandering travelers. Not only is her writing simply beautiful, but her world-building also manages to be exceedingly unique as her story grabs you in, even from the start.

Preview shadowfell Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier. Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction.

I’ve even PLAYED it a million times as an eight-year kid, complete with the butchered family and fairy folk who offer assistance in return for food. She makes some questionable decisions, but I still liked her as a character! It’s essentially a historical fantasy setting jiliet this case loosely based on a magical ancient Scotland with lush world-building and a strong either of magic, character or body and often quite young, jluiet main character, and usually has a slow-forming but very sweet romance.