The Friday 56, #59: Shadowfell

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Also be sure to leave me a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

‘By the next night I had reached the waterfall the Good Folk had called the Maiden’s Tears. It was as they had described it: a splashing, exuberant beck cascading over mossy rocks. White-bellied fish swam in the darkness of the still pool above, and when I lowered my line into the water, the faint moonlight seemed to draw them to the hook.’

You know those authors who make you feel something deep inside your bones? There are only a few whose words sing to me in such a way. Juliet Marillier is one of the most gifted writers I’ve ever come across. Her stories are always magical and her writing something to behold. This is an excerpt from her book Shadowfell.


26 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #59: Shadowfell

  1. This is a beautiful 56. I need to read more Juliet Marillier. I read Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows shortly after they came out.
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. There’s no denying that the writing here is almost lyrical, and speaking of “feels,” I just finished reading this remarkable narrative titled Sunset Rising; so, when I read your afterthoughts, I knew exactly what you were trying to convey. Have you by chance read Sunset Rising? I’m curious!

    Claudia @ My Friday 56

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