Just Arrived: “Shadowfell” by Juliet Marillier
I love it when I open my post office box and find lovely cardboard packages, and inside them — books! This week I’ve received:
Shadowfell — the new YA Novel by Juliet Marillier
Unlike Juliet Marillier’s two previous YA novels, Wildwood Dancing and Cybele’s Secret, which were set in an historical Roumania and Turkey respectively, Shadowfell is set in a Celtic-infused world reminiscent of—but not the same as—her adult “Sevenwaters” novels.
Here’s what the backcover says:
“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 its 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.
When an enigmatic stranger saves her life, Neryn and the young man called Flint begin an uneasy journey together. She wants to trust Flint but how can she tell who is true in a land of evil?
But Neryn has heard whisper of a mysterious place: a place where rebels are massing to free the land and end the king’s reign.
A place called Shadowfell.”
It definitely sounds interesting—I am very much looking forward to reading it and discussing with Juliet Marillier in a forthcoming interview.