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 probably should’ve DNFed it. Okay so here’s the thing. I love how she describes it. It’s over the top such that this is the first thing eve The previous book in the series was a fantastic beginning that led me to pick up the second book immediately. So when he believed Broichan that she left just to be a nun, I was super annoyed. Notify me chroniclfs new comments via email.

View all 3 comments. Son of the Shadows: It would have been a two star I know what you are thinking, a two star for a Juliet Mariller chgonicles I do have to give her props for taking it away from the main plotline since that part got dealt with earlier allowing the Morgana Tuala part of t Although an interesting second book in this series, it wasn’t quite as gripping as the first- the action took a bit long, the repetitive comments and hand-wringing made it less fast-paced bridri more depressing, especially with the emotional triangle going on.

Bought for my personal library in hardcovers AND audiobooks! The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier – 4 stars. I thank Marillier for her excellent research and logical inferences for a fantastic story.


I mean, she seemed so smart at first! Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing. I loved it so much. The Well of Shades Bridei Chronicles. Like Bridei, she spoke and acted like an old lady by the time she was 5.

Utterly, disgustingly, horribly disappointed. Blackthorn and Grim 2.

The Bridei Chronicles Book Series:

I liked the first in the Bridei Trilogy, The Dark Mirror–not so much as the Sevenwaters Trilogy but I liked it enough to read this second book in the series. It’s another amazing tale of twisted fate and Otherworld influences. A Sevenwaters Novel 5. We are never shown why something operates like the way it does, cbronicles so on.

Daughter of the Forest Sevenwaters.

Other books in the series. The Well of Shades: The King’s own druid is to be the teacher of this young boy. Books by Juliet Marillier. But just normal sacrifice, like soldiers, and women, and druids, all having to give up something of themselves to be the best they can be at their chosen or given place in society.

The novel is set in 6th Century Britain with folklore added into it, but nothing is explained whatsoever. Feb 24, Jolene rated it liked it. There is a “heroine,” Tuala, but her entire life seems to revolve around Bridei, whereas he is much more independent.

My only complaint about this book is that it is highly predictable. This is the reason this book got 3 stars for me. Add this emotional vulnerability to the unpredictable love triangle and my absorption in their story was complete.

Each of them must make difficult choices. This little boy is our main hero Anything you read by Juliet will be stunning, but I particularly recommend this one. It seemed like Tuala was never able to stand on her own, from her banishment at Pitnochie as soon as Bridei left, to more pining and lamenting when she goes to that covenant place.


Email required Address never made public. Bridei was too perfect, which resulted in him being boring, and Tuala was way too dependent and needy for Bridei.

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Please review your cart. They depict the tutelage by Broichanrise to power, and reign of King Bridei I of the Picts in the sixth century.

The storyline was very difficult to follow, and half of the book had me falling asleep because I could not give two shits about Bridei’s druidic training. I could live there, no problem. But why does he have to leave Ana?

The Well of Shades broke my heart, and kept me guessing. A monumental adventure that steps into the past seamlessly blending history with myth and fantasy.

Blade of Fortriu (The Bridei Chronicles, #2) by Juliet Marillier

A Tale of Sevenwaters ” ” Flame of Sevenwaters ” I think that just chronilces to show that God is in everything. If you’ve gotta read about ’em, you might as well like ’em. I will happily read the next two books. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since a book was able to pull me in like that. Broichan relents but is wary.

But after the disappearance of Bridei’s closest adviser and the tragic death of a young maid, the threat posed by the encroaching influence of Christianity appears to be the least of the dangers at hand