August 7, 2010

Bridei's Court - Book 1

The Dark Mirror
by Juliet Marillier

The Best Laid Plans...!

Bridei's destiny is to one day become king, the druid Broichan and his secret council have worked hard towards this even before Bridei was born. They planned every step and every aspect of Bridei's life, save one.

Tuala was a gift from the gods, a daughter of the goddess and a child of the Good Folk. She and Bridei grew up together, much to Broichan's dismay, but even he would not turn his back on what was seen to be the will of the gods. But neither would he trust her, especially with Bridei.

In time Bridei and Tuala's childhood friendship grew into something much more. It was a love that would be tested time and again, a love that would face many dark times.

Bridei was to be king, it was destined, but the people would never accept one of Them as Queen, for the Good Folk were feared and despised. But if Bridei could not marry the woman he loved was he really willing to risk his destiny, a kingdom and the wrath of the gods to be with her?

The Dark Mirror is a sacred place haunted by the memories of the past, showing the possibilities of the future. An intricately plotted story of a boy and a girl and a great destiny. A love story at heart, this is a tale of friendships and betrayal, of politics and war, and the gods. A monumental adventure that steps into the past seamlessly blending history with myth and fantasy. A brilliant read written with beauty.
On sale: 01 February 2010
Price (AU): $24.99
ISBN: 9780330426008
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Destiny
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five


  1. Sounds like a book I'd want to read! A bit of asucker for the star-crossed love stuff. But just one question: Why is it rated 18+?

  2. It's rated as 18+ as the book is an adult book and I always include the official recommended age for books I read. This is only a guide however and there is nothing to stop anyone from reading any book.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is willing to put in the time to read it.