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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I usually love Marillier, and I can tell the writing is fine, but I’ve tried to start this a couple of times and it never seems to “take. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since a book was able to pull me in like that.

Ana and Faolan who have become great friends over the months of treacherous travel enter a dangerous court and must play the game very carefully.

Excited for more Foalon. If you’ve gotta read about ’em, you might as well like ’em. It’s set in 6th Century Britain, with folklore added to it.

View all 14 comments. Blade of Fortriu was ethralling, heart wrenching and at times a bit terrifying, I enjoyed it a lot more than The Dark Mirror. No trivia or quizzes yet. Yet she was a woman, and a pretty one at that.

Can this be read without reading “Dark Mirror”? The Dark Mirror Buddy Read. The storyline was very difficult to follow, and briddi of the book had me falling asleep because I could not give two shits about Bridei’s druidic training.

Five winters have passed since young king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu.

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Juliet’s novels and short stories have won many awards. Amazing continuation, way better than te first one. Oh, and let’s not forget the beautiful, foreign Ana, away from her home,held hostage, and her family won’t even try to rescue her.


I fell in love with Faolan from pretty much the beginning of the book. This site uses cookies. There is a “heroine,” Tuala, but her entire life dhronicles to revolve around Bridei, whereas he is much more independent.

I thought it was slightly contrived and melodramatic. It was well-written and moved at a good pace. I enjoy the suspense of not knowing how things are going to all pan out in my books.

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The story line moved chroniclea at a good pace and wasn’t drowning in details like the first book. Clearly we see that she is loosing one of them, no matter what she chooses. He spoke like chroniclles old man, acted like an old man, always knew what to do even when he hadn’t even been taught those things. Hurrah for more books for me to check out from Juliet Marillier! Perhaps she did this in order to write book three in this Trilogy?

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I am however in checking out more Marillier; maybe her Sevenwaters series, which I hear is quite good. Pattern on pattern and path beyond path. Since I didn’t enjoy it as much I had to go down to 3 stars, even though I do love her formula, and I’ll still be interested in reading the next one.

Sep 20, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok. I hope at least, she finds out what love is for herself, and is valued for more than what women appear to be valued for, which is the bearing of children. Okay, so what’s wrong with that? But it wasn’t crucial. Follow Patricia McKillip’s example and make your characters fundamentally opposed to each other as they are in The Forgotten Beasts of Eld or Alphabet of Thorn, or cnronicles you don’t want to do that, give them chroniclds real opponent — not assassins that are always bested just in time and an election that is bridel really in doubt.


Five Winters have passed since young king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. Customers who bought this item also bought. Showing of 61 reviews. Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier – 4 stars 1 10 Mar 05, Personally, it chroniclez on being a little cheesy for my tastes. Blade of Fortriu starts off amazingly well; for the first pages or so, it was my new favorite Marillier book.

Like Bridei, she spoke and acted like an old lady by the time she was 5. The world-building was not great either. Jun 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 09, Jen rated it really liked it. The experience of reading it made me so annoyed that I think I actually said “Oh how stupid!

Success bridi upon many carefully planned and executed offenses such as false intelligence, surprise, and an alliance or at least a vow of neutrality from the wild Caitt. A Tale of Sevenwaters ” ” Flame of Sevenwaters ” Return to Book Chrknicles. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. MatchedWuthering Heights has given me a whole different perspective because there was just things Detracting a star because, as much as I love you Juliet Mariller, this book just tested my patience and my undying love for you.

Bridei is sent at a very brodei age by his father Maelchon and mother Anfreda to Broichan at Pitnochie. I’d love to read another just like it. She plans to start writing after the completion of a stand-alone novel Heart’s Blood.