The Caller

480p. (Shadowfell: Bk. 3). ebook available. Knopf. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780375869563. LC 2013031963.
Gr 9 Up—Neryn, who is destined to become The Caller, will soon be in high demand as she takes the final steps in training with the fairylike Good Folk. With battle against the evil King Keldec imminent, the fate of Alban is in her hands. She faces a new opponent under the evil ruler's control who also has the power to communicate with the otherworldly beings. Flint, a rebel spy and her true love, is also in danger. An epic fantasy for fans of Tamora Pierce and Kristin Cashore.
The rebellion against the evil king of Alban builds to a final battle in which protagonist Neryn's ability to call forth the magical "fey" folk holds the key to victory. Plotting is languidly paced but immersive, underlaid by well-developed relationships, an impressively detailed ensemble cast, and a fully realized world. A good bet for fans of Garth Nix and Melina Marchetta.

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