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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But more important, they may unlock the secrets that Faolan has held deep within his soul for decades. 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’s one of the few that I keep coming back to to check and see if a fourth book has been planned. She had thought Saraid had forgotten him; she had assumed new friends and a safe haven would drive the memories of that long journey across country, just the three of them, from her daughter’s mind.

The Well of Shades (Bridei Chronicles, book 3) by Juliet Marillier

ewll In spite of these issues, I really liked reading this trilogy, which got better from book 1 to book 3.

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 Wsll decide for sure.

Marillier did manage to spend quality time with Bridei and Tuala and their many struggles at Cloud Hill for much of the story. It’s a happy ending, what can I say? And at the end, when Foalan and Elie are finally together and she’s not scared of him just melted my heart.

In hindsight her characters were too trite, too tidy. I was very happy to be following Faolan once again, this time matillier I was following his on a journey to his homeland.


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The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

Want to Read saving…. I don’t think I could bring myself to read tbe fourth book from the Bridei Chronicles. Nov 01, Abigail rated it it was amazing Shelves: She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. Jun 09, Jen rated it really liked it.

I very much enjoyed this shares one in this shwdes. I wanted to slap her silly so many times! I read several hundred pages all in one day while my daughter is recovering from tonsil surgery. Granted, Marillier does a fantastic job writing it so you never question Faolan and Elie’s emotions due to their actions, but when you do the math, it’s hard not to wonder. Our customer reviews As an avid reader of this author, I can say that Marillier is a master in character developmentand the male lead of this book, Faolan, is the perfect example of this.

I can see why but it seems a little unprofessional – she does have Eile forgive ghe later though. Unfortunately, for me, Marillier just makes it cringe-worthy.

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Yes, the story is full of dialogs, and still the story progresses not because someone tells you this story; – the language is rich. This is also the time when Christianity is coming to the land where the Old Religion has been since time immortal, and Marillier is not afraid to address this especially in this book.

I wanted to give this 5 stars. By the time he tracks down the powerful Christian cleric who may be a threat to Bridei’s pagan kingdom, Faolan has become responsible for a child, a dog and Eile, a troubled, volatile young woman. I enjoyed this book and still gave it 2 out of 5 stars.


The other characters are worthwhile thoug, especially if you have read the first two. I loved Faolan and Eile’s story so much, I had a hard time putting it down, and hated when the story switched to other side stories involving other characters. Blade of Fortriu Juliet Marillier.

Marillier is a master story teller that combines fantasy and history in such an intriguing way that you get lost in what is real and what is not. And we cannot forget about Drustan and Ana who have their own trials and tribulations to overcome. Now the king is preparing for the long-awaited war that he hopes will see the Gaelic I’ve got only one complaint: As with her first two novels in the series, her descriptions may seem tedious at times, but they give a reader a very deep feel for nuances of the world these characters live in.

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It reminded me of later Mariloier Goodkind narratives. Twixt Firelight and Water. She reviewed material often enough that it stood out and bothered me. This is a well-written story that jullet up all the loose ends in the Bridei Chronicle as well as leave it open for a possible sequel or spin-off. Escape from Wolfhaven Castle. I docked it a star because of the sexual content I hate it when there’s so much sexual content, it’s unnecessary, plus then I feel like I can’t recommend it and I SO want to recommend this one and also, like the previous books in this series, it was a bit long.

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