A girl. A tyrant. A final conflict.
Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand. She has worked as a music teacher, opera singer and tax assessor, but is now a full-time writer. Her historical fantasy novels for adult readers are published internationally and have won a number of awards. The Caller is Juliet's sixth novel for young adult readers, and the final in the Shadowfell trilogy. Her first novel, Wildwood Dancing, won the 2006 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel; and her second, Cybele's Secret, won the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award, given to the best young adult novel.