Raven Flight (Shadowfell #2) – Juliet Marillier
Title: Raven Flight (Shadowfell #2)
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knopf Books
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Dystopian
This story continued the Shadowfell trilogy and Neryn‘s journey to learn to control her canny powers. It was just as good as the first installment, though there was not as much romance action in this one.
Her stories are always hard to put down and full of magic and earthy wonders. She is a master at incorporating the fae into her tales. I always find her stories enthralling and feel close to her female protagonists — Neryn included. Her protagonists are always people you want to be or hope you are capable of being.
However, one complaint is that her protagonists and their love interests are always kind of the same. The setting and the struggle may be different, but the overall personalities and identities transfer from one story to another. It is one of the reasons I don’t read her all year long. But I am always happy to come back to her writing because I still love the world and the story-lines she creates.
If you are a fan of earthly magic and young love, then this story may be for you.
You can find the story on Amazon in Kindle format for $9.99 and in paperback for $9.11.
Synopsis: Neryn has finally found the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the elusive Guardians, vital to her training as a Caller. These four powerful beings have been increasingly at odds with human kind, and Neryn must prove her worth to them. She desperately needs their help to use her gift without compromising herself or the cause of overthrowing the evil King Keldec.
Neryn must journey with the tough and steadfast Tali, who looks on Neryn’s love for the double agent Flint as a needless vulnerability. And perhaps it is. What Flint learns from the king will change the battlefield entirely—but in whose favor, no one knows.