Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins Unabridged 5 out of 5 stars 1 Performance 5 out of 5 stars 1 Story 5 out of 5 stars 1 Five winters have passed since young king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. Five years, in which the people have felt a contentment unknown for generations. But the security of a people can vanish in a heartbeat, for wolves are often drawn to fields filled with fattened sheep. Bridei is determined to drive the Gaelic invaders from his lands once and for all.
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E foi o que aconteceu! Magia para nos proteger. Recomendo a todos estes livros, que merecem ser lidos e relidos intemporalmente! Finally made the series worthwhile. The other two books were slow, and did not have enough romance in them to justify the random couples springing up. Certain characters were headaches throughout the whole series and made me skip over anything that mentioned their name; namely Broichan and Tuala.
Broichan was just an a-grade jerk and his belated revelation did not help. Tuala stopped being believable as soon as she became boy-crazy in Book 1 and then morphed into Generic Female Character without any of her earlier identifying characteristics after Book 1. When they behaved a bit stupidly, I was on side, even if my own actions would have differed. 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.
I thought writing about her feelings, her thoughts, and her determination was the absolute right way to approach something like this or the easiest way anyway - lucky she was a strong girl. I can see why but it seems a little unprofessional - she does have Eile forgive her later though. I discuss this in such detail because it is the backbone of the story. Without it really falls apart. This is the story of two abused, traumatised people finding a redeeming hope in the world and falling in love, and meanwhile coping how they can.
I really did. It did all come together in the end, but throughout the story I had a hard time staying interested in the other characters. It really started to become a little too wordy. Lots of events could have been summed up nicely with much fewer words in my opinion. Still a good read. I read several hundred pages all in one day while my daughter is recovering from tonsil surgery.
I very much enjoyed this last one in this series. Juliet Marillier writes beautiful stories. Just a heads up There is a couple of pages worth of one sex scene toward the end. Autumn Doughton This book was soooo so good. Definitely the best in the Bridei series and maybe better than Daughter of the Forest I have to sit on the statement for a little while before I decide for sure. My only complaint is that when the story jumped away from Faolan and Eile I was so frustrated--they were too interesting to leave them for even a half-chapter.
This one is worth it. But he knows it is crucial to discover who are his true allies and those who are simply biding their time to strike once again. For this delicate mission, Bridei once again turns to his trusted friend and spymaster Faolan yay! 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.
What he finds is Eile, a young girl who has more strength than Faolan has ever encountered. Marillier did manage to spend quality time with Bridei and Tuala and their many struggles at Cloud Hill for much of the story.
Which was a happy reunion for this reader to be sure. How gratifying it was to see Bridei handling the challenges of being a king in a true partnership with Tuala. I just love the trust and respect between those two. All said and done, this was a stand-out series with intricately woven conflicts and much in the way of the power of redemption.
This series is a prime example. Review will shown on site after approval.
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E foi o que aconteceu! Magia para nos proteger. Recomendo a todos estes livros, que merecem ser lidos e relidos intemporalmente! Finally made the series worthwhile. The other two books were slow, and did not have enough romance in them to justify the random couples springing up.
The Well Of Shades (2007)
High quality OCR Some brief overview of this book Juliet Marillier continues the epic fantasy begun with The Dark Mirror, which Interzone called: A fascinating evocation of life in Pictish England and an emotional roller coaster of a story. King Bridei is a man with a mission. His wish to unite his kingdom seems almost within his grasp but there are forces working to undo his dream. 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. Along the way Faolan will uncover many truths. Some may hold the key to Brideis future. But more important, they may unlock the secrets that Faolan has held deep within his soul for decades.
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