Dreamer's Pool: A Blackthorn & Grim Novel
Award-winning author Juliet Marillier “weaves magic, mythology, and folklore into every sentence on the page” (The Book Smugglers). Now she begins an all-new and enchanting series that will transport readers to a magical vision of ancient Ireland.... In exchange for help escaping her long and... show more
Award-winning author Juliet Marillier “weaves magic, mythology, and folklore into every sentence on the page” (The Book Smugglers). Now she begins an all-new and enchanting series that will transport readers to a magical vision of ancient Ireland.... In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she’ll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. For although his intended exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality upon arrival proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters. With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help. To save Oran from his treacherous nuptials, Blackthorn and Grim will need all their resources: courage, ingenuity, leaps of deduction, and more than a little magic.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publish date: 2015-11-03
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Blackthorn and Grim (#1)
One of my Christmas books, Dreamer's Pool had been on my TBR list for quite a while. Recommended by my buddy, author Allison Temple, as one of her favourite reads , it sounded like something I would enjoy and I waited for it to go on sale in ebook. It never did. *LOL* So Michael bought me the ma...
" 'We're friends. We work together. We understand each other. We put up with each other. We know when to stay around and when to leave each other alone. We're a team, Grim...The fact is, I can't do without you. We're friends.'It came to me, through a blur of tears, that we'd been friends since the w...
Another good book by Juliet Marillier, I didn't enjoy Dreamer's Pool quite as much as her YA stuff but it was still very good. I started out reading a copy from the library but ended up listening to the Audible version in the car with the family on a road trip. They all enjoyed it. This is an adult ...
See the complete review posted on Book Frivolity. Check out other Fantasy and Historical Fiction ruminations there as well! I've forgiven Marillier's overly long, plodding paced books before, because the surroundings, history, magic and intrigues of the Priteni were always so beautiful and lush. Dre...
There is no bigger Marillier fan than Moonlight Reader (don't you love it when people talk about themselves in the third person?). My favorite Marillier book remains Daughter of the Forest, the first in her Sevenwaters series, although book 2, Son of the Shadows, is a very close second. I've enjoyed...