One bitter Midwinter's Eve, everything changes when Bridei finds a child on their doorstep - a child abandoned by the Fair Folk.
It is the height of ill fortune to have truck with the Fair Folk, and all in the area counsel the babe's death. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work and, heedless of the danger, fights to save the child. Broichan is wary but relents, for Bridei must grow to be his own man and make his own decisions.
As Bridei comes to manhood, he watches the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman, and feels things he didn't know were possible.
Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger, for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom.
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The story is set beautifully! It weaves and winds around each charater until you fall in love with them. I understand the last reviewer, but we all can not have every book that we read unfold they way WE wish. As for my reviewing friend just listen to that last 1/4...... I know why you were upset... because these charaters are so well created and presented! I am sad that my story is over and here searching for the 2nd addition! :)
This book is one of those that just keeps you griped until the end. Very well researched, filled with detail. You can just imagine you are there in the story watching what the character is doing, seeing and feeling.
The Narrator brings a great story to life.
I did not find this book slow. I enjoy books that have good character development. I loved Bridae and Tuala's story and was sad to see this book end. I am hoping that audible will get the other stories in this trilogy soon. I will definitely buy them.
*Disappointing* pretty much says it all. I had such high hopes for this one, and the story did carry me off at first...The setting, the characters, the initial building of the plot promised to deliver a great adventure. I slurped up all the details of the boy's wide education and filed away all the clues about the trials to come, the future in store for him, the state of the world around him, the wonderfull possibilities for the development of Tuala's character. And then I waited. And waited. Nothing came to fruition. By the time I had listened to three quarters of the book I knew there was no hope. The early promise of a great story was definitely not kept, and about half way through it began tapering off into a tedious, unconvincing love story. I have an hour or so to go, but I cannot bring up the will to finish this.
Amazing story! A little hard to adjust to Michael Page's voice, it reminded me of Vincent Price a bit over dramatic. The story is so amazing I adjusted after an hour and was able to enjoy the rest of the story. PLEASE give us the rest of the trilogy and ALL of Juliet Marillier's wonderful stories!
I'll load them all at once!
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