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Shadowfell : Shadowfell Series : Book 1 - Juliet Marillier

Shadowfell

Shadowfell Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2012
For Ages: 13+ years old
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The people of Alban are afraid.

The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny.

Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of their destruction, and is alone and penniless, hiding her extraordinary magical power. She can rely on no one – not even the elusive Good Folk who challenge and bewilder her with their words.

When an enigmatic stranger saves her life, Neryn and the man called Flint begin an uneasy journey together. She wants to trust Flint but how can she tell who is true in this land of evil?

For Neryn has heard whisper of a mysterious place far away: a place where rebels are amassing to free the land and end the King's reign.

A place called Shadowfell.

An engrossing story of courage, hope, danger and love from one of the most compelling fantasy storytellers.

About the Author

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from Otago University with degrees in arts and music, and has had a varied career which included teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies. Juliet now lives in a hundred-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes full-time. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with three dogs and a cat.

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Shadowfell
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Well written (5)
  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel reading (4)
    • Younger readers (4)
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    5.0

    Fabulous Juliet

    By Kat 23

    from Yarroweyah Victoria Australia

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Inspirational
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Shadowfell:

      Once again service was exemplary

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      5.0

      Delightful magical journey!

      By Rox

      from Brisbane

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Shadowfell:

        I am a huge fan of Juliet Marillier. I am immediately transported into a magical world, and feel as though I am really there. What a way to get away from all the trials, tribulations and stresses of modern day living. Keeps me alive and happy no matter what is going on!!

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        3.0

        Enjoyable

        By Liv 87

        from Sydney, AU

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Not The Authors Best

        Best Uses

        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Shadowfell:

        It was an enjoyable read. Maybe a little slow starting but I would still read the next book as it finished off well. This was not Marillier's best work but still enjoyable to read and fall in love with the characters.

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        5.0

        Exquisite YA Fantasy

        By Kate Forsyth

        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Inspirational
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Shadowfell:

          The latest book from one of my all-time favourite authors, Shadowfell is a magical quest set in an otherworldy Scotland. I loved it!

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          4.0

          it was a good book look forward no 2

          By Kylie

          from WA

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              Comments about Shadowfell:

              all was great

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              3.0

              Not Marillier's best but still worth it

              By Paca

              from Sydney

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              Pros

              • Mythological
              • Well Written

              Cons

              • Not The Authors Best
              • Slow to start

              Best Uses

              • Travel Reading

              Comments about Shadowfell:

              I absolute adore Juliet Marillier and I will always be a fan, but i felt this book took too long to get to some action. I suppose the whole premise required the difficult journey and everything but I just kept waiting for that moment when the pace would pick up. And when i thought it had it would peak then slow down again...

              I'll still definitely continue the series as it's ended with lots of potential for the next book, but I just didnt enjoy it as much as her other books. Would definitely recommend though simply because the way she's left the ending opens up for lots of exciting adventures in the rest of the series.

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              Juliet Marillier

              Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, holds advanced degrees in music and languages, and has had a life-long passion for both Celtic music and Irish folklore, working for several years as a music teacher. She currently is a manager for a government agency in Perth...where fantasy is in short supply. Daughter of the Forest is the first book in her Sevenwaters Trilogy.

              Visit Juliet Marillier's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9781742611341
              ISBN-10: 1742611346
              Series: Shadowfell
              Audience: General
              For Ages: 13+ years old
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 360
              Published: 1st July 2012
              Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
              Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.0
              Weight (kg): 0.26
              Edition Number: 1