The Dark Mirror (Bridei Chronicles, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – March 6, 2007
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About the Author
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.
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0765348756
- Mass Market Paperback : 592 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765348753
- Product Dimensions : 4.2 x 1.28 x 6.7 inches
- Publisher : Tor Fantasy; Reprint edition (March 6, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,238,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marillier is a 5 star writer, but this particular effort really should get 4.5. Tuala is disappointingly wrapped up in her love interest (for a Marillier heroine,) and Bridei is somewhat annoyingly perfect. However, the political world they live in is too fascinating for me to pass up, and Ana and Faolan are much more satisfying characters, so I have high hopes for book 2!
I really loved her Sevenwaters books. They are well worth it. This one came from her DARK period.
So the story was wonderful, but compared with Ms. Marillier's SEVENWATERS trilogy, this was weak. The protagonist, Bridei was perfect in every respect that you could possibly think of. His fey companion Tuala was more interesting, in that she was more rebellious. But for a fourteen-year-old girl she was remarkably poised and serene about the various misfortunes that assailed her.
This story had little of the realistic grit about it that made the SEVENWATERS books truly great. By the standards of most of the books out there, this was superlative. By her own standards, this book was not as strong as it could have been. Which was a pity. Three and a half stars.
Juliet Marillier has this power to draw me into her stories, well past the time any sane person would spend glued in one spot. Many chores and errands were neglected, or put off while reading this book. It wasn't my fault.
Anyway, I'm extremely excited to start on Blade of Fortriu. Trying to wait a week or so before cracking it's spine. I'm attempting to pace myself and savor the Bridei Chronicles. I rampaged through The Sevenwaters series in one month. There was this hungry feeling for all things celtic, a strange glint in my eye, and I spent the entire month contemplating naming my first child Sorcha or Finbar. Those were good times, and were over all too quickly.
Cheers to the Dark Mirror! Thank you, Juliet, for another beautiful tale.
There is much magic & mystery not to mention trials, tribulations and love.
Such a complicated weave but so enjoyable to read.
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I enjoyed this enough, and I really liked the main pair, but it was ruined for me by the attitude of Brideis foster father. He is just plain racist and we are given no good reason for his horrible attitude. I wanted to find something likable in the man, but I just couldn't.
I finished it today, and ordered the second and third.