Book Review: The Caller by Juliet Marillier (Shadowfell Trilogy, #3)

16 Aug

TheCallerClick to see my review of Shadowfell (#1) and Raven Flight (#2).

In this exciting conclusion to the Shadowfell Trilogy, Neryn must venture far in search of the remaining Guardians who can teach her what she needs to know before the rebellion at midsummer. But before she can learn what she needs to know, King Keldec throws a wrench in the rebels’ plan by introducing a Caller of his own, a Caller who craves power and raises up an army of Good Folk for Keldec’s sinister purposes. To make matters worse, Flint is in trouble, and Neryn must make an important decision: risk everything for the cause, or save Flint and live in an Alban that is quickly deteriorating?

All in all, this was a great conclusion to a wonderful series by a talented author. There isn’t a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said in the previous two reviews: the characters were well-drawn, the plot well laid out, and the setting was beautifully described.

My only complaint is that the ending felt rushed, but then, that’s something I say about a lot of final books in a series–and perhaps it’s just because I want the story to continue. But the much-anticipated battle didn’t seem to last quite long enough to be satisfying. I wanted more problems to arise, maybe a momentary lapse in Neryn’s abilities to keep the other Caller from turning the Good Folk.

Of course, in the grand scheme of things it didn’t matter. I liked that Neryn was given time away from Tali and the others to make her own choices and decisions–I feel like she came into her own in a big way, and it made the book all that more enjoyable.

I can’t wait to see what Marillier writes next!

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