"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