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REVIEW ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Marillier Suffered she knows she cannot let go of her uest to bring justice to the man who ruined her life Despite her personal struggles Blackthorn agrees to help the princess of Dalriada in taking care of a troubled young girl who has recently been brought to court while Grim is sent to the girl’s home at Wolf Glen to aid her wealthy father with a strange task repairing a broken down house deep in the woods It doesn’t. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum that get the five star treatment from me often have an emotional component to them which would probably explain why I have consistently given the novels in the Blackthorn Grim series full marks That’s because every single one of them has been a boatload of feels and this third installment is no exception In fact Den of Wolves might be the most poignant and moving of them all I’ve laughed and cried with these characters through their triumphs and tribulations and now I finally understand that everything we’d been through had been gradually building up to this crucial novelIf you have not had the pleasure of meeting Blackthorn and Grim yet the two of them make up one of the most extraordinary partnerships I’ve ever read and their shared experiences in the previous books have only deepened that bond of trust and friendship Blackthorn is a wise woman her job to mend and heal and cure but deep down inside she is still broken and raging with her desire for revenge on Mathuin of Laois the man who destroyed everything she ever loved The only thing keeping her from acting upon that anger is an oath she made to the fey who saved her life in exchange for a promise that she will not seek out her enemy for seven years and only do good deeds for the duration of that time That and Grim Blackthorn’s steadfast companion who has given her strength through the most difficult of times and kept her dark thoughts at bay when they threatened to take overThe two of them have settled comfortably in Winterfalls home of the Prince of Dalriada This spring brings several changes however A troubled young woman named Cara has been sent to the court from Wolf Glen at the reuest of her wealthy father and the princess of Dalriada has asked Blackthorn to spend some time with the awkward and tongue tied girl Meanwhile Grim has been hired by the master of Wolf Glen for an elaborate new project—to build something called a Heartwood House said to bring good luck to the owner because it would confer the blessings of every tree in the forest The timing though as Blackthorn and Grim suspect cannot be a coincidence Something feels wrong with the whole building project and there must be a reason why Cara’s father does not want the girl around while construction is taking place Wolf Glen is a web of secrets and to unravel it our protagonists will have to uncover the real legend behind the Heartwood HouseOnce again Den of Wolves follows the structure established by the first two books following several POV characters Blackthorn and Grim’s chapters are the most prominent of course but Cara also adds her gentle sensitive voice to this book along with the mysterious Bardán the “wild man” whose real purpose will become known as the story unfolds And like the previous books this one also features a mystery though the details surrounding our characters trying to solve it are perhaps less important than the final resolution itself or even the fallout from the entire conflict In fact I think most readers will puzzle out the answers well before the end of the book but ultimately it’s the all pervasive tension that will whet your appetite for To give you an idea of effectively this book managed to build and maintain momentum it probably took me two or three sittings to read the first hundred pages or so but only a single day to devour the remainder While Den of Wolves is not what I would call a heart pounding page turner in the traditional sense there’s just something so riveting about Marillier’s writing; her stories have a way of drawing you in making you forget yourself and lose all sense of time and realitylike stepping into a fairy taleI’m also not ashamed to admit that I shed a few tears This series overall has done a number on my emotions and this novel once again destroyed me While these books do contain their fair share of heartbreaking moments I don’t think they are meant to be tearjerkers or sad stories per se but if you have been following these characters since the beginning it’s hard not to be affected Blackthorn and Grim are such fantastic protagonists because Marillier is a true master at developing genuine sympathetic and well rounded heroes and heroines you care about They are both broken and flawed people but they still somehow manage to complete and bring out the best in each other which makes the fact that they spent so much time apart in this novel very difficult to bear After watching them go through so much you want these characters to be happyStill the idea that deliverance from the past can come in many forms and from the most unexpected of places is a theme that receives a lot of attention in this series And it really came through here in Den of Wolves If I talk any about the relationship between Blackthorn and Grim I will be treading dangerously into spoiler territory not to mention I will probably start tearing up again but suffice to say I think fans of this series will be very satisfied with how things play outAnd speaking of which whether I like it or not this book does have the feel of an ending of sorts Blackthorn’s “seven years” agreement with the fey regarding Mathuin had led me to anticipate there will be than three books to this series but Den of Wolves does leave things off with a definite sense of closure and a satisfying one at that However the author has said in an interview that she has ideas for future Blackthorn Grim books but in the end it will depend on what her publishers decide so I am crossing my fingersNo matter what happens though these three books represent a complete arc and Blackthorn Grim is now one of my favorite series of all time It is a truly stunning achievement and mere words cannot express how much I love these books or how much I will cherish these stories and characters Juliet Marillier has drawn together the threads of passion imagination and beauty to bring to life an enchanting vision of magic and awe Absolutely not to be missed

SUMMARY Den of Wolves

READ & DOWNLOAD Ñ Den of Wolves è The “powerful and emotionally charged” fantasy series from the author of the Sevenwaters novels continues as Blackthorn and Grim face haunting secrets and old adversaries Feather bright and feather fine None shall harm this child of mine Healer Blackthorn knows all too well the rules of her bond to the fey seek Take Grim long to realize that everything in Wolf Glen is not as it seems the place is full of perilous secrets and deadly lies Back at Winterfalls the evil touch of Blackthorn’s sworn enemy reopens old wounds and fuels her long simmering passion for justice With danger on two fronts Blackthorn and Grim are faced with a heartbreaking choice to stand once again by each other’s side or to fight their battles alone. “We are caught Blackthorn and me Caught by the promises we’ve made”No swoon Let me rephrase that This one was dreary; just Dreary Irritating If you are looking for alternative nicknames of the main protagonists these are my propositionsThe concluding instalment to the Blackthorn and Grim series featuring the cranky healer Blackthorn and her stern companion Grim finalises two main motifs of the whole trilogy the relationship between the protagonists and their final reckoning with the past In short love and justice Additionally in the manner typical for this series a supernatural mystery begs to be solved and it takes our duo to tackle it Just like in the previous instalments the mystery was interesting if simple There is a fabled heartwood house and Cara a girl talking to trees and making friends with birds while simultaneously refusing to speak with humans view spoilerWhile the parental issues were uite transparent I wanted to know how will the things play out even if there was a guaranteed happy ending hide spoiler

Juliet Marillier ☆ 9 READ & DOWNLOAD

Den of WolvesThe “powerful and emotionally charged” fantasy series from the author of the Sevenwaters novels continues as Blackthorn and Grim face haunting secrets and old adversaries Feather bright and feather fine None shall harm this child of mine Healer Blackthorn knows all too well the rules of her bond to the fey seek no vengeance help any who ask do only good But after the recent ordeal she and her companion Grim have. I’ll go on any path you want Grim said Might give you a push sometimes keep you walking straight But whatever happens I’ll be right there beside you Rain or shine Shadows or light Step for step Always Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾