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The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier
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Aug 18, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: drama, fantasy, historical-fiction, paganism
Read in August, 2007

Currently about half way through this one. Thus far, it gets 4 stars from me. I don't know exactly what it is about Juliet Marillier's book, but they ALL resonate with me. I love her writing style. It's descriptive, rich and evocative without being overblown and pretentious. I identify with at least one character, and the same is true here. I find Eile's plight to be foreign and yet somehow still familiar, and I sympathize with her. Faolan's character just keeps getting deeper and more complex, moreso even than Bridei or Tuala's characters did in the previous two books in this series.

EDIT: Now that I've finished this one, I give it a full 5 stars. Again, I just really identify with Marillier's books. She creates characters I honestly care about. I think Faolan was my favorite character of the Bridei Chronicles, and so I was delighted to see that he got a whole book of his own. I also loved Eile. She's strong and broken, vulnerable and pragmatic. One of the best characters I've encountered yet.

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