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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743535448
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 29/09/2015
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Fantasy romance
    Fiction & related items / Fantasy
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $29.99

"A new book by Juliet Marillier is always a cause for celebration" Kate Forsyth

The second book in the Sara Douglass Book Award winning Blackthorn and Grim series, sequel to the award-winning Dreamer's Pool.

Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion Grim have settled quietly in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn's bond to her fey mentor. 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. Casting a blight over the entire district, and impossible to drive out by ordinary means, the mysterious presence threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby.

As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together, it becomes clear that a powerful adversary is at work. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle - where even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.

Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

PRAISE FOR JULIET MARILLIER AND THE BLACKTHORN AND GRIM SERIES

"Marillier enthrallingly spins out her graceful and mesmerizing tribute to heroes anywhere and anywhen. This immersive fantasy tale can be savored even by those unaware that Marillier's stated goal for the series is to explore PTSD and strategies for coping with its effects, which she admirably achieves." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Marillier is a fine fantasy writer." Anne McCaffrey, New York Times bestselling author of the Dragonriders of Pern series

"An enchanting tale." Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Fruit

"A rich tale that resonates of deepest myth peopled by well-drawn characters who must sort out their personal demons, while unravelling mysteries both brutally human and magical." Kristen Britain, New York Times bestselling author of the Green Rider series

Author Information

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from Otago University with degrees in arts and music, and has had a varied career which included teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies.

Juliet now lives in a hundred-and-ten-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes fulltime. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with a small pack of waifs and strays. Juliet's historical fantasy novels are published internationally and have won a number of awards.
www.julietmarillier.com

Juliet Marillier was born 27 July 1948 in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up surrounded by Celtic music and stories. Her own Celtic-Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Juliet was educated at the University of Otago, where she majored in music and languages, graduating BA and a B Mus (Hons). Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing.

Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction. Juliet's novels and short stories have won many awards.

Juliet lives in a 110-year-old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia. When not writing, she is active in animal rescue and has her own small pack of needy dogs. She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren. Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD (the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.)