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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She was awful to the core and her priorities were so screwed up. I so dearly want a spin off with saraid and derrelei! It did all come together in the end, but throughout the story I had a hard time staying interested in the other characters. His wish to unite his kingdom seems almost within his grasp but there are forces working to undo his dream. Possessing the charm and sweetness of the very young, Bridei and Tuala keep their golden mqrillier to the last page.

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Faolan gathers information for King Bridei while out and about, and brings back news of a Christian missionary’s movements and influence. Unexpectedly Bridei’s chief assa She reviewed material often enough that it stood out and bothered me. Faolin and Eile’s developing relationship was delightful. He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor who is also a master assassin and spymaster out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe.

Of course, Shadew is his soul mate and the journey of discovery is long and romantic. It was like nails on a chalkboard to me.

He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor who is also o master assassin and spymaster out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe. He did something too terrible for him to ever share with anyone when he was seventeen and has never returned to his home or known what followed after he left that bloody night. View all 9 comments. Goodness, I couldn’t have imagined a better ending for that scarred man.


Robin Hobb – you set the bar pretty high. Thankfully, Breda’s rage and stupidity fixed that for shaves and none of my favorite shases got blood on their hands Although, I wasn’t going to blame Foalan if he strangled her to death lol.

The kingdom of Fortriu has enjoyed five years of peace since Bridei came to the throne. The continuation of Bridei, Tuala, and Briochan’s story was enthralling and I found myself liking these characters much more than I had in the previous two novels. He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor who is also od master assassin and spymaster out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe. 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.

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Broichan was just an a-grade jerk and his belated revelation did not help. Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction.

Saraid being Elie’s daughter who is Deord’s daughter when Foalan thought he only had a sister left ; how Foalan’s long lost sister ended up queen and a tyrannical one at that; how all this time I felt so bad for Bridei because I thought Carnnach had betrayed him when all along he was gathering great information; how Ana’s sister turns out to be uber evil.

Unfortunately, the translation, as usual, although not bad in general, presents some unexcusable errors and inconsistencies.

So many things were surprises that I just kept turning page after page. What do they pay proof readers for, anyway?!

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

Other books in the series. Sure, there is character growth, but considering Shades starts immediately following BladeElie seems to be a rebound for a guy with his heart ripped out.


Bridei’s wife Tuala is from the Otherworld, their son whose story I want written! 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 mariolier back into the story but I’m so glad I persevered.

Foalan will make such a good Dad julket Saraid. The Shift of the Tide. Kind of seems more Definitely going to go through withdrawal regarding these characters.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

The Well of Shades broke my heart, and kept me guessing. Usually cool and unaffected Faolan is not unchanged, however after his peril-fraught return to Cloud Hill, and part of that includes his personal life: Tuala’s parentage and the complex issues surrounding it are julieet compelling as is Bridei’s struggle juggling both family life and kingly duties.

Only five still guard the borders marillie the worlds. Some may hold the key to Bridei’s future. And offer him the chance of redemption.

I liked The Well of Shades. Also, there are countless typos, rendering some phrases truly weird 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. You’ve successfully reported this review. How in the world did she end up so different from Ana? It was full of intrigue and love in marillisr forms. Black Sun Light My Way.