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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Jul 06, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Flint, however, is those shades of grey. Read a free preview of Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier.
Though rife with well-known and often overdone fantasy tropes – the “chosen one”, the slow realization of virtues of the protagonist, usually during the long long quest filled with some few adventures and then more walking, the medieval feel to the country and culture – Marillier manages to infuse these often used conventions and make them exciting, fun, and emotional.
It endeared me to her.
I 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.
Juliet lives in a year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The girl can talk to rock walls, she also leaves food out for the fairies.
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”.
And, while on the way to freedom, they also find true love. I was so eager to see the development of Neryn’s and Flint’s relationship, that I must have looked every bit like the fool who hurries off, as soon as she hears the sound of a storm coming, to stand outside in plain sight and wait for the lightning to come and strike her.
Crydee, a frontier outpost in the Kingdom of the Isles. But when her last remaining family member is killed and zhadowfell narrowly escapes with her life, with the help of a soldier named Flint, she shxdowfell a journey across her land that will teach her the true meaning of her gift and open her eyes and her heart to a world she long thought could never exist. Her journey towards the rebel stronghold of Shadowfell becomes a series of tests, in which she must prove herself worthy of an old prophecy for mariller salvation of the land.
And I have it on good authority that book 2 is significantly better, so I’m not ready to give up just yet. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. Well, Nerya can see and hear them all the time. Please try again later. I loved the folklore that Marillier played with, indeed, the novel really took off for me when Neryn finally falls into this world and embraces it fully.
No, she does not. Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. Sit quiet; ye look weary tae the bane. The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader.
Lastly, the dialogue was sometime awkward and unnecessarily pompous. Maybe he didn’t betray me.
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The book was a bit long which isn’t unusualbut I had a hard time following it in several places. Neryn, the fifteen-year-old protagonist, is wonderfully drawn and develops well through the story.
However, as indifferent as he seems, we can see immediately that he treats Neryn with unmistakable patience, respectand what looks suspiciously much like kindness. I must admit that Fae shadodfell are not always my go to books when I have a supernatural itch to scratch, other than the Iron Fey Series I have yet to read a Fae shadowfeol that really captures my heart and gets me super excited, but Shadowfell julist stole my breath away and I’m so glad I took a break from my beloved vampires and mer folk to give it a shot.
BOOK REVIEW: The Shadowfell Trilogy by Juliet Marillier
God I love himand in my opinion that’s perhaps the most important of all things, don’t you think? There were, also, some chapters where all that happened was the recounting of the protagonist’s lonely journey with little action or plot development. Much like in the great fairy tales of the past, our heroine first has to prove her worth, have her mettle tested to breaking point, and that’s exactly what this book shows us.
One young woman, named Neryn, has the gift of Canny Eyes, which allows her to see the Good Folk even when they wish to stay out of sight. Strong characters, a believable romance, and a clear anti-authoritarian message make Shadowfell one of the best young adult novels published this year. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.