Juliet Mariller’s Bridei Chronicles is a historical fantasy epic, telling the story of King Bridei and his quest to bring peace to his sixth century Pictish kingdom in. by Juliet Marillier includes books The Dark Mirror (The Bridei Chronicles, Book 1) , Blade of Fortriu, and The Well of Shades. See the complete The Bridei. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE DARK MIRROR is the first book in Juliet Marillier’s Bridei Chronicles. Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home.

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Which is really ironic, that a story about druids and the gods should strengthen my relationship with the one true God that her characters are up against. I’m glad the next book is not based on him and Tuala, because if I have to read about him one more time, I will scream.

Bridei’s destiny is to one day become king, the druid Broichan and his secret council have worked hard towards this even before Bridei was born. I think I’m going to lock myself in my room and cry for three days straight. But if Bridei could not marry the woman he loved was he really willing to risk his destiny, a kingdom and the wrath of the gods to be with her? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Views Read Edit View history. Daughter of the Forest Sevenwaters. I wasn’t at all pleased with the romance in this book.

I love Juliet Marillier, but this series is not among my favorites. Hardcover, pages Source: What was the point of it? The pair are tested to the ends of their wits until chronucles love for each other blossoms and triumphs. Blade of Fortriu starts off amazingly well; for the first pages or so, it was my new favorite Marillier book. However, that only made me think of how I like GoT so much more. I found him to be intriguing and dark and you guys know how I love a man who broods!


English Chronnicles a language for shopping. The romance was disgusting.

I liked this one much better than the first in the series. Love, love, love it!

Anyways, so time cchronicles on and Foalan develops feelings for her, although hers for him are kept pretty ambiguous – a little less so towards the end. I thought this book was going to follow that same pattern: Since he was a wee 5 year old, he knew how to beat chest masters in chest.

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Yes, the flying thing is cool, but still. In short, write about adults, not these perennial teenagers, and especially not precocious youngsters that are more staid and set in their ways than many an old man of eighty. The supporting characters were quite a bit more interesting than the main ones, and Marillier’s writing is pretty solid, but it isn’t enough to make me want to finish this trilogy. Foxmask Children of the Light Isles series.

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The two grow up together and as Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. I wish there was more fantasy written by authors who brideei a little harder at developing their conflicts.


Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing. Paperbackpages. Get brieei, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I am however in checking out more Marillier; maybe her Sevenwaters series, which I hear is quite good.

He talks like an adult at age six, the occasional mispronunciation of a word notwithstanding. Granted, The Well of Shades somewhat redeems this book, but still. Bought for my personal library in hardcover AND audiobooks! That’s not to say her books are not enjoyable for all their predictability; they are extremely enjoyable.

Bought for my personal library in hardcovers AND audiobooks! I can’t tell you how long it’s been since a book was able to pull me in like that. For secrecy’s sake, Ana must travel at a soldier’s pace, with a small band led by the enigmatic spymaster Faolan. Bridei and Tuala’s emotions are told to us, never shown. Order in the next 44 hours 5 minutes and get it by Friday, January You know what, screw this, let me get down to my personal rambling and tell why I didn’t like this chroncles as much.

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