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The Well of Shades

The Well of Shades

Book Three of The Bridei Chronicles

Bridei Chronicles (Volume 3)

Juliet Marillier

Tor Books




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," with The Well of Shades: Book Three of The Bridei Chronicles.

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 Bridei's future. But more important, they may unlock the secrets that Faolan has held deep within his soul for decades.

And offer him the chance of redemption.

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Chapter One

Winter was coming. Faolan saw its touch on the land as he traveled southward out of the province of Ulaid toward a place called Cloud Hill. In the mornings the grass was crisp with frost and a shroud of mist hung low over...


Praise for The Well of Shades

“Marillier excels at breathing life into the past. Possessing the charm and sweetness of the very young, Bridei and Tuala keep their golden glow to the last page.” —Booklist on The Dark Mirror

“Fans of historical fantasy will devour this one and wait eagerly for its sequels.” —VOYA on The Dark Mirror

“Marillier blends old legends with original storytelling to produce an epic fantasy.” —Library Journal on Son of the Shadows

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is the author of the Bridei Chronicles, which starts with The Dark Mirror and Blade of Fortriu. In addition to these titles, Marillier is the author of the Sevenwaters trilogy as well as a fantasy duet, 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.

Juliet Marillier

Marillier at Writer Unboxed



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