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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Flint is a character of contradictions as well. I had a difficult time making sense of her when she was so desperate for hope, but unwilling to trust, or even to talk about things that seemed obvious to me.

Her journey towards the rebel stronghold of Shadowfell becomes a series of tests, in which she must prove herself worthy shadowflel an old prophecy mariklier the salvation of the shadowefll.

As for Alban, Marillier really created a magical and fascinating country. And, sometimes those are the best of timesI get the chance to come across a book introducing me to a male character like Flint. Juliet Marillier appears to be right at home writing for a younger audience as she is for adults.

Dinna be afeart o’ the shadows; they canna harm ye. I knew going in that there was no way it could level up to the breathtaking wonder that is her Sevenwaters series, and I knew it would suffer from comparison as I read Son of the Shadows at the same time. Yeah, well, sometimes you just need a story in your favorite genre with a bit of feel-good predictability. I offhandedly bought this series from Book Outlet one day and it’s just been sitting on my shelves.

I feel a little embarrassed and ashamed. There’s no need for him to show off his best physical attributes, or to demonstrate his badass prowess. She writes the most wonderful fantasy stories that are subtle and have female characters that are all portrayed with depth, spirit, and personality. Dec 15, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: A place where one such as herself, a girl with the uncanny ability of communicating with the Good Folk, could finally find peace and safety from the merciless hunting of the King’s men.


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Because any woman in her right mind would like to spend her life being shadofwell protected, respected and admired. What I loved here was that she still stood strong on her beliefs, needs, and what she needed to do. Strong characters, a believable romance, and a clear anti-authoritarian message make Shadowfell one of the best young adult novels published this year.

Because there’s no such thing as too much Juliet Marillier. Before reading the book I can’t delete the little fellow, he got me a few likes September 11!! 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. Feb 14, Kat Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

More about Juliet Marillier 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. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. The covers are gorgeous, too With all that’s happening so far, Do think the chemistry going on between Flint and Neryn will last, do you think there’ll be a third-wheel?

Fuck if I know. A young man, Maril,ier, helps her escape the soldiers, but his past is shadowed with mystery and Neryn must choose whether it is safe to trust him. May 16, Katie Stewart rated it it was amazing. Unable to return to her home village for years now — a place filled with so many memories of death and pain she’d hardly be able to return even if it was safe marilluer or to settle down anyplace new in Alban, Neryn decides to set off for the mythical haven known only in whispers as Shadowfell.

Lastly, the dialogue was sometime awkward and unnecessarily pompous.

Veteran author Juliet Marillier delivers a strong young adult fantasy novel in Shadowfell, the projected first in a new trilogy. Jan 28, Eunice marked it as to-read Shelves: Jul 09, Pages Young Adult Buy. Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction. I might continue on with the series just to see if I like the second book more, but I am not sure yet: The king knows of Neryn and her gift, and has set his soldiers to hunt her down.


The Kingdom of Alban lies under the tyrannical rule of King Keldric, who has outlawed all use of magic unless he mrillier harness it for his own purposes. Eager to hide her own canny skill–a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with 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.

Sep 16, Lizzy rated it liked it. Earthsea Saga Ursula Le Guin 9. Blah, blah, a thousand times BLAH. As soon as I marilier down this book I immediately flipped back to the beginning without hesitation, set on rereading the entire thing again right then and there.

Shadowfell Series by Juliet Marillier

I love, love, loved it! Shadowfell is clearly the groundwork for a story, rather a complete story in and of itself. About Me Review Policy.

Yet, no matter what her opinion shadowwfell him is, Flint keeps looking out for hernot asking for any form of compensation in return. I’ve felt sort of reading slumpy after A Court of Mist and Furyso I figured a new series would be just what I needed.

View all 15 comments. From start to finish I was completely enthralled with this story and just couldn’t put it down! Neither one of them had an upbringing that endears them to easily trusting others. You may enjoy an interview I did with Juliet Marillier a couple of years ago