The Dark Mirror

Book One of the Bridei Chronicles

Bridei Chronicles (Volume 1 of 3)

Juliet Marillier

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THE DARK MIRROR is the first book in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles.

Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. His earliest memories are not of hearth and kin but of this dark stranger who while not unkind is mysterious in his ways. The tasks that he sets Bridei appear to have one goal-to make him a vessel for some distant purpose. What that purpose is Bridei cannot fathom but he trusts the man and is content to learn all he can about the ways of the world.

But something happens that will change Bridei's world forever...and possible wreck all of Broichan's plans. For Bridei finds a child on their doorstep on a bitter MidWinter Eve, a child seemingly abandoned by the fairie folk. It is uncommonly bad luck to have truck with the Fair Folk and all counsel the babe's death. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work here and heedless of the danger fights to save the child. Broichan relents but is wary.

The two grow up together and as Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger...for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom.

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Praise for The Dark Mirror

"An engrossing, beautifully written work of historical fiction and a portrait of a man's fierce struggle to find his own truth."--Booklist on Wolfskin

"A rich tapestry of love and loss, family loyalty and personal sacrifice." --Publisher Weekly (starred) on Child of the Prophecy

"The author's keen understanding of Celtic paganism and early Irish Christianity adds texture to a rich and vibrant novel."--Library Journal on Daughter of the Forest

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Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is the author of the Sevenwaters trilogy: Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophecy, as well as her two volume fantasy series Wolfskin and Foxmask. She holds advanced degrees in music and languages, and has had a lifelong passion for both Celtic music and Irish folklore. She resides with her family in Perth, Western Australia.

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The Dark Mirror
Book One of the Bridei Chronicles
Juliet Marillier

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429913584
ISBN10: 1429913584
512 pages
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
March 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765348753
ISBN10: 0765348756
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 592 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765309983
ISBN10: 076530998X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$22.99
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