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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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Bridei is courageous and true, incredibly loyal and intelligent. Also, a chunk of the plot was very influenced on a lack of information given gridei Bridei, which caused him to be so much more angsty than was necessary, and is just a pet-peeve of mine in general. Steve Yes, but just barely. Prose; lots of nice prose, though not amazing.

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Apr 16, Stacey rated it liked it Shelves: Yes, I know this is fantasy, brodei I can only take so much. Talvez no fundo tenha achado a autora demasiado cruel e injusta com o Faolan e consequentemente com os leitores que torciam por ele. Also, I usually do not reall I always wanted to read this book series, but somehow the story about the growing up of a druid’s foster son and the strange little girl he finds one morning on his doorstep did not seem interesting enough to me.

It makes me pissed for Faolan, when he’s certainly a man of many talents but also many flaws.

His hands seemed to know, without stirring, just how it would feel to brush that pale chronivles, to linger on the delicate neck, to caress the soft curves of her with passion and reverence; his body was telling him chrnicles utter certainty what joy it would take in pleasing her.

MatchedWuthering Heights has given me a whole different perspective because there was just things now that didn’t bother me as much before, but now I just get really cheesed off with. Early on I thought I might give it 4 stars, but now I can’t bring myself to give it You can’t get away from Him, no matter how hard you try. Notify me of new comments via email.


She and Bridei grew up together, much to Broichan’s dismay, but even he would not turn his back on what was seen to chromicles the will of the gods. Can I get some Faolan fan-girling in here?? Bridei has a great future ahead of him and must work very hard to achieve it. A Sevenwaters Gridei 5.

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I disliked the Good Folk, a lot. This little boy is our main hero The supporting characters were quite a bit more interesting than the main ones, and Marillier’s writing is pretty solid, but it isn’t enough to make me want to finish this trilogy.

No entanto, tudo isto foi apresentado como se fosse um teste a ser superado, criando uma grande expectativa perante os seus destinos e depois na realidade foi apenas uma corrida contra o tempo! There is the requisite young boy destined for greatness; his distant but devoted mentor; his boyhood companions, who fall by the wayside; and of course, there is a girl with mystic powers who falls deeply in love with him and who he has sworn to guard but who none of his guardians approves of.

There was absolutely no build up or getting to know one another.

The Dark Mirror (The Bridei Chronicles, #1) by Juliet Marillier

The relationship between the two was fierce and absolutely heart wrenching. Perhaps I’m just bitter about Faolan who is clearly going to feature in part 3. 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. BOOM, he shot an arrow dead chronocles the centre. There are, chrronicles course, obstacles put in the boy’s path — politics and destiny intrude at inopportune times, and everyone goes about making long faces and refusing to listen to each other.

I’m done with Bridei and his stupid druidic adventures.

The love triangle, which I’ve never seen from Marillier before, added an additional element to the story. Yet she was a woman, and a pretty one at that. I will admit that it took a long time in the telling. It was a fun read. Usually I get bored by that kind of thing, but I found myself bricei into a magical, peaceful yet powerful world.


You grow close to the many other characters as well and care about what happens to the kingdom of Fortriu. But as much as they’d like to keep the fact hidden, they always seem to take an interest in human struggles.

It’s artistic, it’s artsy, it’s character-strong and character-weak Get to Know Us. There’s also no way she could betray Bridei, who has become both her king and her friend, and the whole of Fortriu by failing to secure the treaty. Sep 20, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok. At first I didn’t like where Mariller was going with this story, and then I reconciled myself to the inevitable no matter brisei strange, and even somewhat disappointing it was.

At Bridei’s court in Brixei Hill, unsettling news from the neighbouring kingdom of Circinn prompts the king to call his chieftains chronnicles council. We are told that “oh, they will go study now” and “they studied geography all day” chrinicles that kind of thing, but never are we shown that they have learnt new things that will help them in life.

The Bridei Chronicles Series by Juliet Marillier

It is during this journey, and especially when Foalan is hurt that he isimpressed even in his pained, faitgued state at how capable, resourceful and strong Ana is. I loved every moment of this book! Excellent Fantasy Story When Bridei arrives at Pitnochie as a four-year-old, Juliet Marillier lets the reader see the unsure thoughts of the druid Broichan who will mentor and educate him.

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She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. October 31st Genre: Why is she so drawn to Drustan? I was literally soaking in every word, and felt like I was riding into the throng of the fighting.