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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier. 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. 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.
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 overthrow the evil King Keldec.
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. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death–but whose motives in doing so remain unclear.
Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.
Hardcoverpages. NerynFlintSalie. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Shadowfellplease sign up. It’s been really botherin me. I can’t re read it at th moment as I don’t own it.
If someone could reply that’d be awesome: Do they even mention how old he is? I’m defiently going have to re read Shadowfell, loved it the first time but I’m starting to forget some of the details: Ann A specific age is not given.
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 age is not given. Neryn guesses that he is years older than her, and then his age is hinted at again in relation to where he was when suadowfell king began his reign. Hey, does anyone know when this book is set? Perhaps a specific year? Siona Robertson Though this is a fantasy novel, “Alban” or, as it is sometimes called, “Alba” is the ancient name for Scotland just as Eire or Erin are the Ancient …more Though this is a fantasy novel, “Alban” or, as it marilliet sometimes called, “Alba” is the ancient name for Scotland just as Eire or Erin are the Ancient names for Ahadowfellso I would hazard a guess that this is set in an “alternate” Scotland that resembles something akin to pre-medieval amrillier early medieval times, well before the Nordic, Roman and Norman invasions shadosfell the Brittish Isles.
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Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier book review
Feb 14, Julie Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: There are precious few authors, in my opinion, who create as earnest a fantasy environment replete with mysticism and magic as Marillier jliet. I feel a little embarrassed and uuliet. I was desperate for this book. View all 34 comments. If I had to choose a word to marjllier it I’d say that this book is Look, quiet is not necessarily a bad thing – it brings a different atmosphere along its path, almost soothing and completely enchanting.
There is a lot of walking in this bookand when I say a lotpicture Frodo and Sam wandering in the Middle-Earth. That kind of walking. The plot is incredibly repetitivethe whole book revolving around the fact that a Neryn has to go to Shadowfell, b she doesn’t trus 3.
I won’t lie to you, this is highly frustrating at times. Will it be the same thing for you? Fuck if I know. I can’t say without doubt that you won’t be dying from boredom, but I sure didn’t, not for a second, and it was a page-turner for me trust me, I’m astonished. And if she sometimes takes risks, it’s only because she wants to overcome the obstacles she meets during her quest. Hearts high” If I had some concerns about her personality at the beginning, her courage and her perseverance definitely won me along the hsadowfell she’s still a little bit of a special snowflake, though.
I can’t express how much I’m eager to learn more about him. I don’t wish that on anyone. Dinna be afeart marilliier the shadows; they canna harm ye. Sit quiet; ye look weary tae the bane. I willna be lang.
Don’t ask me, I have no idea why, except maybe because it makes sense: As far as I’m concerned, the way Juliet Marillier writes played a large role in determining my enjoyment.
Good reasons can lead to bad choices, and the contrary is also true. This world is brutal, unforgiving, and sometimes there’s no such thing as a right choice. To be frank, I can’t wait to learn more about this world. God I love himand in my opinion that’s perhaps the most important of all things, don’t you think? I don’t know why the blurb says that Flint is handsome because he’s notand that’s one of the things I loved about him.
For more of my reviews, please visit: View all 30 comments. 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! The basic plot is that Neryn’s drunk father gambles her away to a stranger at the start of the story. The first half of the book is mostly Neryn walk 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!
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. His name’s Flint and he reminded me a lot of Aragorn as Strider. Flint has his secrets. Neryn has her secrets. They don’t tell each other anything. The book would have been over in like pages if they had just been open with each other.
Basically, most of the story can be summed up as everyone telling Neryn not to do something She makes some questionable decisions, but I still liked her as a character! And the story gets going more once she meets up with the rebel group and learns what Flint is. It reminded me a bit of Ever the Hunted or The Lord of the Rings with how I didn’t mind all of the walking through forests because they were pretty. Rabid Reads This book. For the first pages, I was bored out of my eyeballs. It took me three days to read it.
On the bright side, I was very productive blog-wise.
One of my favorite books of all time is a book by Marillier Wildwoo Reviewed by: One of my favorite books of all time is a book by Marillier Wildwood Dancingand I’ve very much enjoyed several of her adult fantasy julieh as well. I was expecting this to be a sure thing. It picked up a bit after those first pages, and I did enjoy the depictions of the Fae as a fractious band of Labyrinth -type creatures, but ultimately it all felt very average: A tyrannical king has practically snuffed magic out of the world, except for his own private use.
A manboy in a cloak rescues Girl, but is he trustworthy? Girl ditches Manboy to travel to Rebel Base that Girl isn’t sure really exists.
But Manboy manages to find Girl over and over again. Blah, blah, a thousand times BLAH. And Neryn Girl is a very young heroine, both in age and temperament. The blurb says she’s sixteen, but unless she had an unremarked upon birthday somewhere in the book, she’s only fifteen, and there is a lot of character growth going on. But it’s the timid second-guessing, early adolescent kind of narillier growth.
The, ” Can I trust him? I can’t trust him. Maybe I can trust him. I’m starting to trust him. Did he betray me? He definitely betrayed me. Maybe he didn’t betray me.