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Award-winning author Juliet Marillier s lavishly detailed * Blackthorn & Grim series continues as a mysterious creature holds an enchanted and imperiled 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 out Blackthorn and Grim. Lady Geileis, 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, it threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim. As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together, it s apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides. *"Publishers Weekly""show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 163 x 234 x 38mm | 635g
  • Roc
  • United States
  • English
  • 0451467019
  • 9780451467010
  • 97,837

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Praise for Juliet Marillier and her novels: "Juliet Marillier is a fine fantasy writer."--Anne McCaffrey "An enchanting tale grounded by [Marillier's] compelling protagonists."--Jacqueline Carey, " New York Times" bestselling author of "Poison Fruit" "A fabulous read, 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 "A simply gorgeous story...a tale that will tug at your heart and, like the fable that it draws upon, linger in your head and soul for days afterwards."--Karen Brooks "Filled...with beauty, wisdom and wonder--she's one of my all-time favorite authors and I only wish that she would write faster. A new book by Juliet Marillier is always a cause for celebration."--Kate Forsythshow more

About Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is the author of the Sevenwaters series and" Dreamer s Pool." 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. Her historical fantasy novels and short stories are published internationally and have won a number of awards."show more