The Well of Shades: Book Three of the Bridei Chronicles. Juliet Marillier, Author. Tor $ (p) ISBN The winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel returns with this stunning third volume of the epic ‘Bridei Chronicles’. Book III of the Bridei Chronicles from Juliet Marillier begins with the trusted bodyguard/assassin of White Hill—Faolan—already well on his journey into the land.

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Jun 09, Jen rated it really liked it. Another issue was stated in my review of Blade of Fortriu; that awkward romance thing. Eile, who is the daughter of Deord, the man whos heroic death let Ana, Faolan and Drustan escape from Alpin’s captivity, is an extremely abused young woman with a three year old daughter.

I am hoping for a fourth book. This book was amazing!

But the other part of me It’s been years since I’ve read the previous two books in the series so I had to reacquaint myself with Fortriu and it’s characters before I could get back into the story but I’m so glad I persevered. It is fun and imaginative. A superbly written tale marillirr love, friendship, betrayal and war. The Well of Shades is Faolan’s story and he may well be my favorite male character ever.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

At Bridei’s court in White Hill, disturbing news from the neighbouring kingdom of Circinn prompts the king to call his chieftains to council. To set right his own past, to relate the news of the death of a friend this happens in book 2 julist his family, and to do some spying for Shwdes Bridei. Possessing the charm and sweetness of the very young, Bridei and Tuala keep their golden glow to the last page. Sep 27, Paige rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Bridei arrives at Pitnochie as a four-year-old, Juliet Marillier lets the reader see the unsure thoughts of the druid Broichan who will mentor and educate him.


Serious fangirl love to Marillier. Child of the revolution, maiden of myth, bride of darkness. Preparada para desfrutar de excelentes leituras, afinal encontro um novo lar! She was such an amazing By far the best of the three Bridei Chronicles!

Goodness, I couldn’t juloet imagined a better ending for that scarred man.

I’m not sure if that is because she is a good writer or just because I zoomed through the books so quickly they sort of consumed my life.

North Star Guide Me Home. Certain characters were headaches throughout the whole series and made me skip over anything that mentioned their name; namely Broichan and Tuala.

At some point, I’d love to read Derelei’s story as well as Saraid’s. Megan from Western Australia I deeply enjoyed reading the Well of Shadows but feel that the end is not complete. His life becomes entangled with that of a young girl and her daughter who he rescues, only to have her end up rescuing him in more ways than one.

Since his first brief and yet totally memorable appearance in The Dark Mirror, Faolan intrigued me, and while I’m pretty sure that happened mostly because he was so mysterious, was clearly a wounded character with a dark past my favorite typealong the series he became more and more fascinating because there are just so many layers to him and I wanted to know them all, sob with joy, and thank the Gods for Juliet Marillier. I so dearly want a spin off with saraid and derrelei!

Christianity debate has left many interesting avenues open for another book. Magia para nos proteger. marullier


Eile, too, was so well developed and the perfect match for him. How to write a great review Marilkier Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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For this delicate mission, Bridei once again turns to his sjades friend and spymaster Faolan yay! Of course, these things do not always go as planned and Faolan finds his path interwoven with the tiny yet terrifying Eile. This was truly and enjoyable and compelling read and it had be up until six in the morning three nights in a row.

However it is not Bridei’s story alone but the story of th This is the third and last book of the Bridei Chronicles, and it will be a long time before I get these characters and their story out of my head. The Forests of Dru.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

Sent home to Ireland on a secret mission for King Bridei of Fortriu, Faolan must first deliver the news of a brave warrior’s death. Juliet Marillier continues the epic fantasy begun with The Dark Mirror, which Interzone called “A fascinating evocation of life in Pictish England and an emotional roller coaster of a story,” with The Well of Shades: This series is a prime example.

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