Since I'm in love with Juliet Marillier her books, I can't wait for this one.
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Juliet Marillier - Shadowfell.
Expected publication: September 11th 2012.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Serie: Part one of Shadowfell.
Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill--a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk--Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.What I always like about Marilliers books, is that here writing style is so mysterious and it has a certain magical feeling. It always feels like a warm hug when I dive into her stories. Her characters have personalities with flaws and that makes them so real. And I love everything in this synopsis. This is a perfect book in my eyes. Dangerous journey, the Good Folk, Evil king, the legendary Shadowfell, handsome young man Flint. Ahhh, I wish I could right it right now!
During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death--but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban's release from Keldec's rule. Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.
I've read The Seven Waters so many times, that I can tell you almost word for word how the story goes. She's one of my favorites :)
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