Mar 24 2020

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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Her own Celtic-Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy.

The Well of Shades : Juliet Marillier :

The Well of Shades is far more predictable than its predecessors, but still very good and hard to put down. Unfortunately, there seemed to be a bit of smoothing over throughout the book.

I love how strong and compassionate Eile was, and I loved Faolan. It’s disarming to see marillie open up his emotional side and finally be healed from all his pent up pain.

Also, there are countless typos, rendering some phrases truly weird Sep 27, Paige rated it it was amazing Shelves: The third part of his mission is to seek out his fallen companion’s family and tell them how he died. I love this series so very, very much Yes!

How to write a great review. In the beginning he travels to his homeland of Ireland for 3 purposes. From a High Tower. A superbly written tale of love, friendship, betrayal and war.


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.

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The Girl in the Tower. How gratifying it was to see Bridei handling the challenges of being a king in a true partnership with Tuala.

The Dark Mirror Bridei Chronicles: Eile and her daughter, Saraid, were the most realistic of any of Marillier’s characters and my heart bled, sighed and smiled for the two of them. 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. To be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect with this final installment in the Bridei story.

And offer him the chance of redemption. There’s a reason I will read simply anything Juliet Marillier writes. Tales of Silver Downs. And I was completely uninterested in the travels and mission of Brother Suibne and Brother Colm, she could have left that story line out and it wouldn’t have affected the story at all IMO.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. It reminded me of later Terry Goodkind narratives. Thankfully, Breda’s rage and stupidity fixed that for me and none of my favorite characters got blood on their hands Although, I wasn’t going to blame Foalan if he strangled her to death lol.


In Erin he meets Eile, a strong, distrusting young girl living in more tragic circumstances than even he knows.

Hats off to Brandenburg Graham Thomas 9. There are books out there that have difficulties with vocabulary, style, and use pronouns vs names. Jan 24, Sabine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As with the previous books the chapters often alternate between what’s happening with Bridei and the main character.

And I heard there might be a follow up in a few years!

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier book review

A Court of Frost and Starlight. 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. Jun 09, Jen rated it really liked it.

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.