Dreamer's Pool

Dreamer's Pool

A Blackthorn & Grim Novel

eBook - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
Award-winning author Juliet Marillier “weaves magic, mythology, and folklore into every sentence on the page” (The Book Smugglers). Now she begins an all-new and enchanting series that will transport readers to a magical vision of ancient Ireland....
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.

Baker & Taylor
After escaping her wrongful imprisonment, magical healer Blackthorn, living on the fringe of a mysterious forest with a former prison mate named Grim, is duty bound to assist anyone who asks for her help and must call upon her courage, ingenuity and magic when Prince Oran calls upon her. Simultaneous.

& Taylor

After escaping her wrongful imprisonment, magical healer Blackthorn, living on the fringe of a mysterious forest with a former prison mate named Grim, is duty bound to assist anyone who asks for her help.

Publisher: New York : ROC, [2014]
ISBN: 9780698139169
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 04, 2019

I love Marillier's Sevenwaters series and I am happy to read any of her books. Dreamer's Pool was a good read, but so far I would say Sevenwaters is her strongest work.

Jul 12, 2018

This was grittier and more suspenseful than the dreamy cover might lead one to believe. Having never read this author, I was expecting something like Patricia McKillip and got something more like Katharine Kerr. I was pleasantly surprised.

Apr 24, 2018

I feel like her books always take 100 pages to get into the story, but they are always interesting, not your usual fairytale

Jan 31, 2018

I love this series, Blackthorn & Grim. The characters the story the ending, where I wish this story continued!

Jul 06, 2017

At page 123.
Told from three characters' viewpoint, two of which are interesting.
The third is excruciatingly wordy and bland, you figure out which one. It's upper-crust, hoity-toity yawndom.

Beatricksy Jan 09, 2017

I don't know what this book is. I don't know if it's a fairy tale retelling or something original. If it IS Goose Girl, then it's missing pretty much all the original elements. It's surely not a mystery, because the mysteries are dispatched too easily. The twist for the main one is obvious by page 118 (note that the main mystery begins on page 107). I don't even care for the fantasy elements, which are never allowed to shine and have to content with Deus ex Conmael ready with TNT, fast horses, and a lawnmower (yes, I'm being serious) to set the world exactly as the protagonists need it at any given moment. The plot is so juvenile it's practically a children's story, but the content--rape, murder--is pretty adult. It IS a compelling read if only because Marillier has an excellent grasp on how to spin a sentence, so the descriptions are gorgeous. But otherwise, don't bother. Marillier has written much better books than this.

Aug 24, 2016

I am a fan of much of Marillier's work. I would have said that this was not equal to the Bridei Chronicles, but I knocked it over in a few days and will probably read the next in the series so still good reading.

Jun 06, 2016

Fascinating book...I couldn't put it down until finishing it.

Jun 03, 2015

I rather enjoyed this novel, the author wove historical fiction with contemporary messages trending in social media regarding gender equality and social justice. I look forward to the next book.

Dec 14, 2014

At first I didnt think I would like this story but it opened up to being one of her best... Will be waiting for the next one in this series...

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Feb 21, 2018

Sexual Content: non-graphic, but there is adult content

Feb 21, 2018

Violence: mostly off-stage or in the past, but there are some disturbing incidents


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DreamerDreamsOn Jul 24, 2015

DreamerDreamsOn thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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