Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn and Grim #2)

Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn and Grim #2)

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Award-winning author Juliet Marillier's "lavishly detailed"(Publishers Weekly) Blackthorn & Grim series continues as a mysterious creature holds ancient Ireland in thrall... 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 them out. A noblewoman asks for the prince of Dalriada's help in expelling a creature who threatens the safety and sanity of all who live nearby from an old tower on her land--one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim. As Blackthorn and Grim put the pieces of this puzzle together, it's apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest soon becomes a life-and-death struggle--a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 33.02mm | 204.12g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0451467027
  • 9780451467027
  • 17,788

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Praise for Juliet Marillier and the Blackthorn & Grim Novels "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 unraveling mysteries both brutally human and magical."--Kristen Britain, New York Times bestselling author of the Green Rider series "Utter perfection...Filled with irresistible characters and the kind of rich, evocative magic that will take your breath away."--The BiblioSanctum "[A] graceful and mesmerizing tribute to heroes anywhere and anywhen."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is the author of the Sevenwaters series and the Blackthorn & Grim novels. Her historical fantasy novels and short stories are published internationally and have won a number of awards. She was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in languages and music, and has had a varied career that includes teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies. Juliet now lives in a hundred-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes full-time. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with a small pack of waifs and strays.
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6,495 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 38% (2,472)
4 43% (2,795)
3 16% (1,058)
2 2% (140)
1 0% (30)
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