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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The Lightning God’s Wife. Reading Marillier is like meditating – one needs to settle down and watch the plot to unfold. The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 9. How in the world did she end up so different from Ana? I am so happy he found the perfect person for yhe.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier book review

I liked The Well of Shades. Song of the North. I wanted to slap her silly so many times! The Girl in the Tower. Eile was a perfect feisty and fearless yet totally selfless foil to Ana’s pale boring goodness I know, harsh from the previous book. Certain characters were headaches throughout the whole series and made me skip over anything that mentioned their name; namely Broichan and Tuala. King Bridei, Tuala, Derelei and the newest babe have their own crosses to bear including possible rebellion by a trusted friend, various conspiracies, Broichan’s disappearance at such an important time, Derelei’s untrained magic, the King of the Light Isles and his cousin making trouble and of course, the whole Druid versus Christian religions in Fortriu.


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But he knows it is crucial to discover who are his true allies and those who are simply biding their time to strike once again. Another issue was stated in my review of Blade of Fortriu; that awkward romance thing. Only five hold back what waits on the other side. But when a mysterious st We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.

The Best Books of Definitely the best in the Bridei series and maybe better than Daughter of the Forest I have to sit on the statement for a little while before I decide for sure.

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Though Faolan and his journey are the main focus of the book, there are quite a few other ongoing plots that draw the reader away from Faolan and his troubles. Escape from Wolfhaven Castle.

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It was like nails on a chalkboard to me. I just love the trust and respect between those two. 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.


Marillier doesn’t leave these two terrific children without a story of their own. Gamehouse Claire North 9. On one hand, I think I enjoyed it the most; on the other Some may hold the key to Bridei’s future. Faolan’s much fought for happiness is deeply satisfying and the world of Fortriu and the old gods v.

Unfortunately, the translation, as usual, although not bad in general, presents some unexcusable errors and inconsistencies. This was truly and enjoyable and compelling read and it had be up until six in the morning three nights in a row. To be honest, I had not enjoyed this series as much as the Sevenwaters trilogy so I waited for this book to come out in paperback and now I’m kicking myself because I wish I owned it in hardback.

The other characters are worthwhile thoug, especially if you have read the first two. The continuation of Bridei, Tuala, and Briochan’s story was enthralling and I found myself liking these characters much Oh, I loved it. Open Preview See a Problem?