Blackthorn & Grim

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 146 ratings

Dreamer's Pool Summary

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.

©2014 Juliet Marillier (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dreamer's Pool

    • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
    • By: Juliet Marillier
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So disappointing

    • By jennifer on 18-05-15

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 2

    • Tower of Thorns

    • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 2
    • By: Juliet Marillier
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, Natalie Gold, Susannah Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn's bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. But trouble has a way of seeking out Blackthorn and Grim. Lady Geiléis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada's help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land - one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This author captures my attention

    • By claire newman on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 3

    • Den of Wolves

    • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 3
    • By: Juliet Marillier
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan, Scott Aiello, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone Should Have A Grim :-}

    • By CeNedra Red on 06-04-17

    Regular price: £28.09