Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier was born on July the 27th, 1948 in Dunedin, New Zealand. An author of historical fantasy, she currently has eleven novels in print. Her books have won a number of awards over the years, the most recent being the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award for young adult novel, won by Cybele’s Secret.

Marillier’s first novel, Daughter of the Forest, was published in 1999. She has been a full time writer since 2002. Prior to this she worked as a teacher and tutor in music at both university and high school level. She also worked in the Australian public service.

... for the Bridei Chronicles

Marillier excels at breathing life into the past. Possessing the charm and sweetness of the very young, Bridei and Tuala keep their golden glow to the last page. Booklist

Fans of historical fantasy will devour this one and wait eagerly for its sequels. VOYA

Juliet Marillier reviews

The Dark Mirror

Bridei Chronicles: Book 1 written by Juliet Marillier

When Bridei arrives at Pitnochie as a four-year-old, Juliet Marillier lets the reader see the unsure thoughts of the druid Broichan who will mentor and educate him. We get [...]

Published: 2004

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


Blade of Fortriu

Bridei Chronicles: Book 2 written by Juliet Marillier

The kingdom of Fortriu has enjoyed five years of peace since Bridei came to the throne. Now the king is preparing for the long-awaited war that he hopes will see the Gaelic [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Well of Shades

Bridei Chronicles: Book 3 written by Juliet Marillier

Sent home to Ireland on a secret mission for King Bridei of Fortriu, Faolan must first deliver the news of a brave warrior's death. Unexpectedly Bridei's chief assa [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews


Heart's Blood

NA written by Juliet Marillier

Whistling Tor is a place of secrets and mystery. Surrounded by a wooded hill, and unknown presences, the crumbling fortress is owned by a chieftain whose name is spoken thr [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews



NA written by Juliet Marillier

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her [...]

Published: 2012

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews