[]
[]
Need Help Logging In? Your password is "patron" unless you changed it in our former catalog; please create a new password once you have created an account. Call Reference at 847-272-4873 if you need assistance, or email us.  Is the item you want on the shelf? Call us at 847-272-6224 to have it set aside for you instead of placing a hold!

Shadowfell

Marillier, Juliet (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shadowfell
Print

Series that include this title


Item Details

Fifteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, she meets a mysterious soldier and the Good Folk, who tell her that she, alone, can save Alban.
Authors: Marillier, Juliet
Title: Shadowfell
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 410 p. :,map ;,22 cm.
Notes: "A Borzoi Book."
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, she meets a mysterious soldier and the Good Folk, who tell her that she, alone, can save Alban.
Alternate Title: Shadow fell
ISBN: 9780375869549
0375869549
9780375969546
0375969543
Statement of Responsibility: Juliet Marillier
Subject Headings: Fantasy. Magic Fiction. Voyages and travels Fiction. Insurgency Fiction. Orphans Fiction. Magic Juvenile fiction. Voyages and travels Juvenile fiction. Insurgency Juvenile fiction. Orphans Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Fantasy.
Magic
Voyages and travels
Insurgency
Orphans
Magic
Voyages and travels
Insurgency
Orphans
LCCN: 2011041050
MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jun 22, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recommendable, unique, moving and utterly, utterly a great novel. Originally I detested it as a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings (entirely unrelated with watching the Peter Jackson adaptations just a day before...) and then, seeing Shadowfell and its sequel Raven Flight at the library approximately a year afterwards, I decided to pick them up again. Trust me, as much as this may seem an overwrought panegyric this was an outstanding work.

A fantasy adventure, with magical practitioner's being subjected to a witch hunt. The protagonist must make her way to a rebel group before she is captured and killed.

Feb 10, 2013
  • whdn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wow its amazing how a book can get u people to act all insane...truly its very sad, wow...just...wow.

Nov 12, 2012
  • KelseyPaige rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Classic Juliet Marillier. :) This book has been likened to her first novel, Daughter of the Forest, except less adult, and I must say I agree that the language is similar (in a good way). Shadowfell, however, brings its own elements to the table. It is more suited to the YA fantasy jurisdiction, is not nearly as grim, and features fey creatures more frequently--which I'm excited about. There is the promise of a lot of good-versus-evil hashing out-ery and magical epicness. Overall, this series and I are looking to become good friends. This first installment left a little to be desired, simply in that it felt like an introduction: there's still a lot I don't know about the characters, and the primary antagonist has yet to make an appearance. So I hesitate to be too gushing in my praise just yet...but it was a very good start.

Oct 24, 2012
  • graceling3 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I must say, seems to be more simple than most of Marillier's works. The language is less intricate as well. As for the plot, nothing fancy. The usual: Neryn is recently orphaned, having lost her drunken father to the King's Enforcers in a fire; she is saved by Flint, the oppressive King's general who is a spy; and journeys to the legendary realm Shadowfall to join the rebel forces against the King, receiving help from the Good Folk along the way. A hint of romance towards the end of the novel, as usual.

I LOVE everyone of Juliet's books. I can not wait for the next in this series. Oh.....Flint and Neryn!!!!!!

Age

Add Age Suitability

Aug 12, 2013
  • aleakey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

aleakey thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NPL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.