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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Sure, there is character growth, but considering Shades starts immediately following BladeElie seems to be a rebound tje a guy with his heart ripped out. It’s not a traditional love story but still! Our customer reviews As an avid reader of this author, I can say that Marillier is a master in character developmentand the male lead of this book, Faolan, is the perfect example of this.

Tuala stopped being believable as soon as she became boy-crazy in Book 1 and then morphed into Generic Female Character without Finally made the series worthwhile.

The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier book review

Daughter of the Forest. And how much do you hate Breda?!

Open Preview See a Problem? I just couldn’t put it down! Meanwhile Bridei has his own problems – personal and public – to deal with at home as Derelei’s otherworldly skills grow and he seeks to replace the Light Isles royal captive with an uneasy truce with the Nameless God looming.


Foalan will make such a good Dad for Saraid. She was such an amazing character, albeit a little on the young side. Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction.

Item s unavailable for purchase. I was very happy to be following Faolan once again, this time however I was following his on a journey to his homeland.

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Nov 01, Abigail rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Gamehouse is an unusual institution. Escape from Wolfhaven Castle. A good fantasy may certainly have a bit of romance in it but that isn’t where the story ends – the yhe ends with the adventure over, with the obstacles overcome, with peace on the horizon.

Falls in love, something that he believed that was impossible and unnessessary, and have a second chance to make peace with all the shadows of his past. Eile, too, was so well developed and the perfect match for him. Just a moment while we sign you aell to your Goodreads account. Unexpectedly Bridei’s chief assa Why is she sad?

I liked The Well of Shades. I very much enjoyed this last one in this series. Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines betwee The Oversight Charlie Fletcher 9. Since his first brief and yet totally memorable appearance in The Dark Mirror, Faolan intrigued me, and while I’m off sure that happened mostly because he was so mysterious, was clearly a wounded character with a dark past my favorite typealong the series he became more and more fascinating because there are just so many layers to him and I wanted to know them all, sob with joy, and thank the Gods for Juliet Marillier.


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The Shift of the Tide. In spite of these issues, I really liked reading this trilogy, which got better from book 1 to book 3. Megan from Western Australia I deeply enjoyed reading the Well of Shadows but feel that the end is not complete.

The plot does shwdes Another great book. Refresh and try again.

Marillier’s writing gets personal as she blames Anda’s character for not stopping her husband from abusing Eile. More about Juliet Marillier I am only sorry that Juliet Marillier couldn’t continue on with this series as she had planned as it is one of her very best. The Edge of the Blade. He is my favourite character. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

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View all 5 comments. First off Faolan must inform Deord’s kin of his heroic actions and his passing. I read several hund I wanted to give this 5 stars. There’s a reason I will read simply anything Juliet Marillier writes.