Author: Juliet Marillier

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Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

January 27, 2021 Reviews 0 ★★★

Dreamer's Pool is a grim but atmospheric novel that weaves magic and mystery into a vivid tale in a medieval setting. Blackthorn and Grim are an unlikely pair, making a new start at the edge of a forest after escaping prison.

Although I usually enjoy Marillier's novels, the narration in this one kept me at arms-length from the action. I felt detached from the story for at least two-thirds of the novel. In part, this is because the three POV characters -- each flawed in some way -- were difficult for me to connect with. They lacked depth and failed...

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The Caller by Juliet Marillier

The Caller by Juliet Marillier

June 9, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

The Caller is a hard book to review. When I turned the last page of this book, I couldn’t help but be sad. I’ve grown to love the characters in the Shadowfell series and the world they live in, and I’ve found it hard to say goodbye.

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Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

February 13, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★★★★

I’m wary of sequels, especially if I loved the first book. I worry that the sequel won’t live up to my expectations and disappoint me (which has happened countless times). But it’s sequels like Raven Flight that restore my faith in trilogies, that make me want to fly to my…

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Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

January 27, 2014 Reviews 6 ★★★★

A great example of everything that is good and wonderful about YA fantasy, Shadowfell is bound to enthrall its readers. It has certainly captivated me! Marillier has long been acknowledged as a great storyteller, and it embarrasses me greatly to admit this is the first time I have read her…

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