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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Thus, when Neryn is given off to an enigmatic traveler, Flint, and shadwofell her remaining family, she decides to travel to Shadowfell, a mysterious safe-haven mafillier those with abilities like her who can see the Good Folk. Hardcoverpages. Once I established what the book was about, I found myself liking it quite a bit – though not as much as I like similar types of books.

Could we end up like the people of Alban if we let that fear permeate our society? Fuck if I know. It should be 4. A young man, Flint, helps her escape the soldiers, but his past is shadowed with mystery and Shadowefll must choose whether it is safe to trust him. THAT’s when I truly lose it completely. Shelleyrae commented on Jul Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him wh Neryn is much of the same.

Both the human and Good Folk characters are distinctly portrayed and mariillier, drawing the reader into the story. I willna be lang.

Trivia About Shadowfell Shado The world that Neryn lives in is full of Marillier’s usual magic, beautifully described and carefully pieced together.

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. Honestly, I fell in love with him from the start. I loved the world-building straight off the bat as it was a unique blend of fey lore and Celtic mythology, combining together to create the Good Folk.


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The book might have worked if I had connected with the protagonist, but I had absolutely no sympathy for her. I don’t know why the blurb says that Flint shadowfsll handsome because he’s notand that’s one of the things I loved about him. Like Neryn, he is more than he seems and is wonderfully fleshed out as the story progresses and more of uuliet character is revealed.

Flint has his secrets. 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!!

Thanks for reviewing it! Mar 26, Maria rated it really liked it.

I was desperate for this book. Will it be the same thing for you? Such introspection is always welcome and Marillier proves once again that she has a deft hand when it comes to portraying young women figuring out how to become strong, brave and capable. Juliet really knows how to write them. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.

A tyrannical king has practically snuffed magic out of the world, except for his own private use. So that will have upped my enjoyment and my rating because I was in my reading element, my happy place.

I was already a fan of her writing before I picked this book up. If I had to choose a word to describe it I’d say that this book is It was a lot like Harry Potter for me in the sense that there were all these new and fascinating characters that were brought into the story that I was all excited by how far Marillier’s imagination could go, but that’s basically the only similarity, to me, between the two stories.


As the story unfolds, however, it is evident that Flint, while remaining to be a tormented character, is also one with an immense amount of courage, strength, and heart. PLease write quickly, Ms. Nothing makes me happier than a new Juliet Marillier book!


It was predictable and unoriginal down to the last supporting character. And then when Flint came on the scene It endeared me to her. I could not help holding maril,ier breath each jjuliet Neryn came thisclose to disaster. I write this review from the point of view of a Juliet Marillier fan who, shamefully, has only read a handful of her books so far!

And, funnily enough, compared to other similar books of this genre, the book wasn’t even particularly action-packed or fast-moving, so it wasn’t that that had me flipping the pages.

The Dark Mirror Bridei Chronicles: Oh my gosh, I am such Hamilton trash. 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.

Shadowfell Series by Juliet Marillier

Who knows though, it could just be me and you guys might love it. Neryn does begin to change during the end of this novel, so I am hopeful that we will be seeing a different Neryn in the sequel, but the Neryn in Shadowfell was quite a disappointment. And Neryn Girl is a very young heroine, both in age and temperament. The book is perfectly composed, and the writing is lyrical and full of grace. You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings.