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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Juliet’s novels and short stories have won many awards. The fleshing out of Ana and Faolan were well-done. The world-building was not great either. The old stoic druid’s name is Broichan, and he comes to love Bridei as his own son.

It was full of intrigue, and love in many forms. Early on I thought I might give it 4 stars, but now I can’t bring myself to give it And there will be spoilers. Tuala was a gift from the gods, a daughter of the goddess and a child of the Good Folk.

I found the characters to be more layered, and more interesting.

The Good Folk set up an extremely dangerous ‘test’ and I didn’t fully understand the purpose of it. Open Preview See a Problem?

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She makes the characters so loveable! While in Erin he meets an unlikely travel companion who understands what it is to have blood on your hands. This took brideii a ridiculous amount of time to finish considering I had Spring break.

Meanwhile, a fair haired princess of the Light Isles threatens to unleash chaos in the court.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Jul 03, Kelly marked it as dnf. But Ana understands her duty. The Bridei Chronicles 1. The characters were much more exciting and likable, even Broichan who I couldnt stand in the first book. Oct 19, Anne rated it really liked it. I’m a huge fan of her Sevenwaters trilogy; after reading the reviews, I ended up buying The Dark Mirror used. To do this he offers marraige to his ward hostageAna.


I thought this book started out wonderfully. Although Ana’s been chornicles royal hostage most of her life, she is loyal to Chronkcles It’s been five years since Bridei became chrinicles and he’s anxious to banish the Christian Gaels from Fortriu’s western shores.

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Then there’s the characters. He beats chess masters at chess. She fears Faolan, but he may prove to be the truest thing in her world. She starts to realizes that he is just a man; albiet one who is brooding, reserved and definitely has a past to him but has redeeming qualities such as his thoughtfulness, brdei and his loyalty beidei Bridei.

Juliet lives in a year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Refresh and try again. Ana and Faolan King’s assassin set off with a guard in hopes of a treaty which would b WOW what an adventure! The plotting varies, sometimes moving very quickly and sometimes quite slowly, but it is mostly strong and cheonicles. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

The narrative was completely weighed down by melodrama and clunky exposition. Bridei himself; it’s always good to like the main character. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work here and heedless of the danger fights to save the child. The way it humbles the characters, when they think about how they are just one small thread in a whole complex pattern on a tapestry brieei covers the universe.


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One more quick thing. I wonder if it is because we already knew most of the characters going in Ana, Faolan, Bridei, Tuala, etc or at least we did if we had read the first book in the trilogy.

He’s really one-dimentional and kind of insipid. Oct 07, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Ana understands her duty. The relationship between Bridei and Tuala was very sweet, but it was the secondary characters that really piqued my interest. They were travelling, then stopped, then travelled. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Their romance had too much angst for my liking.

But she is betrothed to this barbaric, sexist oaf named Alpin and then – to top all of this off, she falls in love with Alpin supposedly crazy brother Drustan.

But the security of a people can vanish in a heartbeat, for wolves are often drawn to fields filled with fattened sheep. It was a very powerful chhronicles. Book one in The Bridei Chronicles was a planned 5 book series that turned into a trilogy Format: So yeah, this is just not for me.

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From a High Tower. Faolan becomes a more central character as he keeps his promise to Ana and returns to his homeland.

At Bridei’s court in White Hill, unsettling news from the neighbouring kingdom of Circinn prompts the king to call his chtonicles to council.