We’d like to thank the amazing Ms Juliet Marillier for taking the time to read through our article.
She doesn’t agree with my theory about retellings being fanfiction. But I really felt honored to hear her views on the matter. It’s always a joy to know that someone is listening to you. Her view may be different from my own. But I see this as a chance to broaden my perspective
If you have the chance, please do check out her wonderful books!
My special favorite is “Daughter of the Forest” about a girl whose brothers were turned into swans. And the only way to break the curse is to make them shirts out of nettles without uttering a single sound until the task is complete.
This lack of a voice leads to a lot of misunderstanding, especially as she finds herself living with her people’s enemies and married to their leader.
Another book to check out is her Blackthorn & Grim series, starting with Dreamer’s Pool.
A story of the healer Blackthorn who was put in prison for speaking out against a corrupt ruler and lost her son & husband to a fire set by order of that same ruler. The man Grim is imprisoned in the cell across from hers.
And she has been subjected to harsh conditions in that prison until one day a Fae comes and makes her a deal. He’ll set her free if:
She doesn’t pursue vengeance for at least 7 years
She helps anyone who asks
And thus begins a new life for Blackthorn (and Grim who chooses to follow her)
It’s an amazing series guys!
You can contact Ms Marillier through her facebook fanpage!. Do check out her works because I think you’ll be missing out otherwise 🙂