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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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 the salvation of the land. King Keldec has nearly wiped marlilier all the magic in the kingdom, but his deadly Enforcers still search for Neryn, a girl rumored to have unique powers.

It endeared me to her.

Neryn is much of the same. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Well of Shades Bridei Chronicles: From start to finish I was completely enthralled with this story and just couldn’t put it down! The covers are gorgeous, too 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.

I was pulled along, desperate to see what happened next, and how Neryn would beat these almost insurmountable odds to make it to her destination. 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.


Juliet Marillier – Wikipedia

Marillier did nothing new, nothing that a hundred other writers hadn’t done before. Mar 26, Maria rated it really liked it. Her own Celtic-Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy.

His secretive behavior doesn’t help Neryn lower down her guard though.

Shadowfell Series

Living in the kingdom under a harsh ruler, Neryn has never known a life of freedom or without fear. Still just as good. There is also a little romance, but my bleeding heart wished there was much more. And the story gets going more once she meets up with the rebel group and learns what Flint is.

I completely loved this version of fae and, like I said before, I easily became addicted to these characters and this world. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exac I felt Marillier did an excellent job showing how horrible mass fear can be and the outcome of what can happen when humans are forced to live everyday with such fear. It was more that I was simply enchanted by it. Admittedly, I was a wee bit happy to find Shadowfell a bit more How to offer them food, how iron hurts them and will keep them away, how some things are worth a sacrifice.

The king knows of Neryn and her gift, and has set his soldiers to hunt her down. While one thread is tied up, the rest of the story remained open, obviously for the next in the series.

The juoiet that Neryn lives in is full of Marillier’s usual magic, beautifully described and carefully pieced together. Shadowfell, despite being a novel that I simply loved, mostly because of its genre, was one in which the heroine unfortunately fell flat. These are all outlawed and punishable by death, unless it would work in the favor of the king, Keldec.


The basic plot is that Shadowfdll drunk father gambles her away to a stranger at the start of the story. It rarely happens, but I do believe that the sequel to Shadowfell will be a much stronger novel overall. In a world filled with desperation, evil, and tragedy, I found it hard to believe that Neryn managed to remain so pure jarillier trusting without having shadofwell faults of the world she lived in damage her personality. View all 6 comments. Since she was a child, Neryn has always been able to see and converse with the Fae, or the Good Folk as they are called.

Refresh and try again. It was just awesome. Both the human and Good Folk characters are distinctly portrayed and developed, drawing the reader into the story.

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Maybe I can trust him. But unlike most characters that I know in real life I shadowfwll never be friends with because we would clash so much, Neryn is someone I would work to build a friendship with. View all 31 comments. It picked up a bit after those first pages, and I did enjoy the depictions jluiet the Fae as a fractious band of Labyrinth -type creatures, but ultimately it all felt very average: