The "powerful and emotionally charged" fantasy series from the author of the Sevenwaters novels continues, as Blackthorn and Grim face haunting secrets and old adversaries.
Feather bright and feather fine, none shall harm this child of mine.
Healer Blackthorn knows all too well the rules of her bond to the fey: seek no vengeance, help any who ask, do only good. But after the recent ordeal she and her companion, Grim, have suffered, she knows she cannot let go of her quest to bring justice to the man who ruined her life.
Despite her personal struggles, Blackthorn agrees to help the princess of Dalriada in taking care of a troubled young girl who has recently been brought to court while Grim is sent to the girl's home at Wolf Glen to aid her wealthy father with a strange task - repairing a broken-down house deep in the woods. It doesn't take Grim long to realize that everything in Wolf Glen is not as it seems - the place is full of perilous secrets and deadly lies.
Back at Winterfalls, the evil touch of Blackthorn's sworn enemy reopens old wounds and fuels her long-simmering passion for justice. With danger on two fronts, Blackthorn and Grim are faced with a heartbreaking choice - to stand once again by each other's side or to fight their battles alone.
©2016 Juliet Marillier (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Blackthorn and Grimm have always captured my heart and this book brought together there enchanted story with twists and turns. This book for me also brought back sevenwaters with its island men and forest trails full of magic. Totally loved it ..Hoping for another next year ! My favourite author by a mile x
"Third Time's The Charm"
This is the third and hopefully not last novel in Marillier's Blackthorn and Grim fantasy series. It's as good, if not better, than the previous two. Den Of Wolves has a well executed plot and expertly developed characters.
Strong females are consistently front-and-center in this dark fairy tale-like world. Although the reader experiences other-worldly creatures, the atmosphere is actually more comparable to magic realism.
This series does not have a lot of the war and bloodshed as in many epic fantasy series, but don't be fooled...it can be equally as brutal. The focus is on character interaction, survival, and of course, the unique relationship between the haunting Blackthorn and the gentle giant, Grim.
There is closure to the storyline in this novel, but the characters are so strong that the opportunity is there for the series to continue. I hope it does.
"wounderfull story "
If you have never read or listened to this author you are in for a treat. These stories are dark to start with so if that is not to your liking then do not get them. The author write with such depth that I wounder if there is a tragic event in the past that lens itself to the depth.
"Great addition to the B&G series"
I certainly don't want to give anything away about the book, but I felt that this 3rd book in the Blackthorn and Grim series really brought elements from all the other books together in a positive way. It touches so much more on the dynamic between the main characters and tells an intriguing story about new characters as well. I hope that there will be more books in this wonderful series.
I love Juliette's writing and her way of weaving stories. I was captured with this book and the 2 preceding it from beginning to end. I will keep these stories with me as I not only find them enjoyable, but also meaningful with life lessons and values. These books have inspired me to stay strong, brave, and truthful and do my best to be a light in this world.
"I never want it to end"
I am in love with Blackthorn and Grim. I just cant get enough. Excellent in every way.
"A satisfying tale for less than perfect people!"
So many fantasies center around young, beautiful heroines and heroes and happily-ever-afters. This series- and this installment in particular - felt like a fairy tale for grown-ups, for the downtrodden , for the scarred among us. And the mystery at its core held my attention and curiosity even when I wasn't listening. I found myself pondering the outcome at odd moments. This is rare for me.
I love this author, and but this tale in particular will remain one of my favorites.
"Excellent story and combination of voices"
This fantasy series features an excellent overarching story, with plots that are tied up at the end of each of the 3 books. No cliffhangers then - simply a quest which may have more excitement before resolution. Which there is, as each new tale unfolds.
I am a fan of tales of women who are smart and who are willing to act, but human (ie, not wonder women). Blackthorn is such a woman She is not always willing or able to play nice with others ... with damn good reasons.. As another plus for me, tales of medicine before doctors are an interest of mine, and her role as the "wise woman" of the area is well developed, with appropriate details.
I'd give the series 5 stars. This book was my least favorite of the three; not much new in the way of character development left for this third book. So, I've rated it 4 stars.
No sex. Explicit violence in nightmares and some lesser violence as the story progresses.
I've loved this series. The story, the characters, everything. And the narrators give such wonderful performances. I have cried and chuckled, my heart has plunged and soared with the journey of Blackthorn and Grim. I think I might start again at the beginning right away.
"Can we have more?!?"
This book seems to wrap up the biggest of Blackthorn and Grim's troubles at its conclusion, but I can tell you that these two characters and the smaller ones that inhabit their world have so much more to give! As an adult who loved fairy tales as a child and one who loves a good mystery today, you can't go wrong with his novel or the previous two. I can only hope that there will be more tales to follow this one!
"Juliet Marillier does it again"
I have loved her books since I first came across "Daughter of the Forrest" a few years ago and I have read everything she's written. she quickly became my favorite author. This book is another masterpiece. I couldn't put it down. I hope for many more to come!
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