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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Also, a chunk of the plot was very influenced on a lack of information given to Bridei, which caused him to be so much more angsty than was necessary, and is just a pet-peeve of mine in general.

It was funny for ten minutes, and then it became bride. Add this emotional vulnerability to the unpredictable love triangle and my absorption in their story was complete.

Then, when she arrives at the chieftain Alpin’s stronghold in the mysterious Briar Woods, her discomfort and unease increase tenfold, for this is a place of full of secrets and her betrothed is an enigma himself. The relationship between the two was fierce and absolutely heart wrenching.

I am so disappointed.

To die was to step across a threshold into a new world, unknown, unimaginable. That, I think, was the biggest failing of the book for me; I get so tired of novels where people — supposedly GREAT people — make the simple things in life so complicated by refusing to speak of them. Faolan, on the other hand, is far more developed, probably due to being a perspective character. It was so superficial and obnoxious: Book 1 of 3.


Erin Briggs I just got this book, mine has pages as well. I felt like Ana chose the wrong man and I just couldn’t enjoy it for that reason alone. Read More Read Less. Open Preview See a Problem? One night Bridei is woken by the moon and outside discovers a baby of the Good Folkwhich he takes in and later names Tuala. Brixei was crhonicles love that would be tested time and again, a love that would face many dark times.

Agora, as portas desse mundo voltam a abrir-se.

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Not sure how I feel about Broichan: I liked it and found it interesting, but unlike Daughter of the Forest, I don’t believe I am compelled to reread this. Juliet lives in a year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Bridei implores Ana to trust him and see the good in Faolan…but Ana cannot see beyond his cold competence and killer’s eyes.

I wonder if she and Faolan get together in the next book. Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing. Furthermore, the author essentially assures readers that a direct, happy approach to the story is impossible. Hardcoverpages. 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.

I loved everything but the female protagonist and the “love story. With Drustan, I supposed he’s better than his villainous brother – but seriously? Which, by the way, did not help the audience learn anything new either.


Oct 19, Anne rated it really liked it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The only way to do so seems through a strategic marriage between the princess of the Light Isles and the Caitt chieftain Alpin.

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Though I did like Ana for the most part, I didn’t entirely enjoy or believe her romance and I often found myself being chroniclrs with her naive behaviors on more than one occasion. 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 bgidei, bravery and his loyalty to Bridei. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Let me start off by saying that Juliet Marillier can sometimes be a little formulaic.

I give this a 5 because even though the immense details tend to bog down the plot, her story chronicless its heart is simple and beautiful, and her characters are enjoyable and loveable.

Melhor que o primeiro volume, mas um pouco diferente daquilo que esperava. She fears Faolan, but he may prove to be the truest thing in her world. As opposed to Faolan who actually seems to have a bit of depth for this sort of book.