Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier


I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.


The book I’m excited about this week: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier, book 1 of the Blackthorn & Grim series.

From Goodreads: In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she’ll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help.

Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. For although his intended exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality upon arrival proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters.

With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help. To save Oran from his treacherous nuptials, Blackthorn and Grim will need all their resources: courage, ingenuity, leaps of deduction, and more than a little magic.


The reasons I’m excited about this book:

  • It’s book 1 of a new series. It’s easier to start reading at the beginning of a series!
  • I haven’t read any books by Juliet Marillier. I’ve heard how wonderful her books are.
  • The book comes out November 4, 2014.


Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

12 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier”

  1. She is such a fantastic writer!! I’m so excited to see that she has a new series coming out, though, I have to finish The Caller before I can get to this one! Great pick!!


  2. Marillier is wonderful, and I am SO behind on her books. But this one looks good – and perhaps like the start of a fantasy mystery series? I’m definitely intrigued.


  3. I’ve already heard some really good things about Dreamer’s Pool, and it’s making me so pumped to read her work. I’m hoping to read Daughter of the Forest before the new year. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one, Jan!


    1. Thanks, Danya! I want to get Daughter of the Forest read this year, too. I’ve had that book for quite awhile! This new one sounds very good.


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