by Juliet Marillier
Published September 11th 2012
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ARC from Netgalley
Avid fantasy fans would certainly be familiar with Juliet Marilier's works. She has such an exquisite talent of writing beautiful and imaginative fantasy world that would totally charmed you and swept you away. Shadowfell is certainly not an exception.
Although slow in some parts, I found myself thoroughly and deliriously enjoying every bit of the story. Neryn is one of those quiet unassuming heroine that the reader will be rooting for. Neryn's journey is indeed insufferably long and I'm sure many readers complained about it. But in some ways, it is reminiscent of Maria V. Snyder's Touch of Power where the characters spent most of the time travelling to their intended destination.
Shadowfell might not be for everyone but I'm so enchanted by the writing and the wonderful depiction created by Marilier that I'm really looking forward to the next instalment.
Recommended for: fans of witches
Verdict: 4 stars.
In my Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
Available on: Amazon