Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I love, love, love this author and the books of hers I've read! I'm really excited for her new series, which is my WOW pick this week:

Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn and Grim, #1)Dreamer's Pool 
(Blackthorn & Grim #1)
by Juliet Marillier
Hardcover, 448 pages
November 4th 2014 by Roc Hardcover


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.

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Isn't that cover gorgeous?!!! I'm really curious about these characters and the prince's betrothed. What do you think? Will you be reading this one?


  1. This book sounds really good, and I love that cover. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

  2. kirstymariejonesstudioreads10/8/14, 5:23 AM

    It is such a gorgeous cover, I'd read it for that really, haha. Just helps it sounds amazing. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  3. I love her books too! Daughter of the Forest, Wildwood Dancing, and Heart's Blood are my favorites. She's definitely my favorite fantasy author! Thanks for letting us know about her new series! Adding to my TBR list... :)

  4. I feel like such a bad fantasy reader for not having read anything of Juliet Marillier's yet. This might be the one, I like Irish inspired books, and it seems to me like this one is a bit.

    Leeanna.me: WoW

  5. Yes, I am definitely reading this one…can't wait!!! ~Pam

  6. This sounds fantastic! I love Marillier, she's such a fantastic writer. I'm so glad to see she's got more books for me to read!!

    Here's My WoW.

  7. I do love the cover as well. :)

  8. I really like those ones too! I'm excited for this one!!

  9. Her style is definitely somewhat lyrical sometimes and slower-paced, but I've loved her books. You should definitely give them a try!

  10. So glad this one is on your list too, Pam! We seem to like the same fantasies. :)

  11. Me too! I'm reading The Caller right now and then I'll be hoping to get to this one soon.

  12. The books sounds great, and that cover is absolutely amazing


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