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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Lots of events could have been summed up nicely with much fewer words in my marilliwr. This book was amazing! View all 3 comments. Faolin and Eile’s developing relationship was delightful. I deeply enjoyed reading the Well of Shadows but feel that the end is not complete.

My favorite was Faolon, unfortunately this book absolutely and utterly ruined him for me. Some may hold the key to Bridei’s future.

Eile is a true heroine. Due to events in the second ujliet, he is becoming a changed man from the cold “King’s assassin” he had become. Hoping to finally put some of demons to rest, Faolan begins a journey to his homeland to collect intelligence and to fulfill a dying promise to a trusted friend.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor pf is also a master assassin and spymaster out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe.

Faolan gathers information for King Bridei while out and about, and brings back news of a Christian missionary’s movements and influence. Eile, too, was so well developed and the perfect match for him.

The Queen of Blood. How gratifying it was to see Bridei handling the challenges of being a king in a true partnership with Tuala. Her books have won a nu May 09, Sofiya rated it really liked it Shelves: Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction.


I loved her little Squirrel, Saraid and her doll Sorry- so sweet!

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier

Nov 16, Bethany rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Close Report a review 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.

And I was completely uninterested in the travels and mission of Brother Suibne and Brother Colm, she could have left that story line out and it wouldn’t have affected the story at all IMO. By the time he tracks down welk powerful Christian cleric who may be a threat to Bridei’s pagan kingdom, Faolan has become responsible for a child, a dog and Eile, a troubled, volatile young woman.

See more book ju,iet 06 July Gamehouse Claire North 9. Also, I was also glad at how the whole release-Faolan-from-Annie’s-grasp situation worked out. After Blade of Fortriuit was apparent that Faolan was going on another mission – partly King’s business and partly personal.

Blade of Fortriu Bridei Chronicles: The Well of Shades is far more predictable than its predecessors, but still very good and hard to put down. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Definitely going to go through withdrawal regarding these characters.

The Well of Shades

Aug 13, Stephen Bush rated it really liked it. The Lightning Welo Wife. For two years Shen Tai has mourned his father, living like a hermit beyond the borders of the Kitan Empire, by a mountain lake where terrible battles have long been fought She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. I discuss this in such detail because it is the backbone of the story. We appreciate your feedback.

The other leads did not get me on side for their mistakes and sometimes were all-too-perfect half the time Bridei but not when it counts. And offer him the chance of redemption. 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 juliey. This is the ninth book by Juliet Marillier and, with the exception of the Sevenwaters Trilogy, it is my favorite.


Neither to say that i’m addicted to Juliet’s books, i completely adore the way she writes and how i get immersed in the story and how rich the characters are. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of mxrillier Marillier did manage to spend quality time with Bridei and Tuala and their many struggles at Cloud Hill for much of the story.

Marillier is a master story teller that combines fantasy and history in such an intriguing way that you get lost in what is real and what is not. The third part of his mission is to seek out his fallen companion’s family and tell them how he died.

Child of the Prophecy. It really started to become a little too wordy. The only thing that was hard was that I loved his story so much and the book tells more than one story at a time, all of which interconnect, that I julier myself bugged when it left him to talk about someone else. I read the first two in the series in December adn loved them. Faolan returns back to the land of Gaels to not only confront his own past, but to honor a promise to The Well of Shades was a wonderful and strong finish to The Bridei Chronicles.