Den of Wolves : Blackthorn & Grim

  • by Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan, Scott Aiello, Susannah Jones
  • Series: Blackthorn & Grim
  • 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 no vengeance, help any who ask, do only good. But after the recent ordeal she and her companion, Grim, have suffered, she knows she cannot let go of her quest 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 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.

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Third Time's The Charm


This is the third and hopefully not last novel in Marillier's Blackthorn and Grim fantasy series. It's as good, if not better, than the previous two. Den Of Wolves has a well executed plot and expertly developed characters.

Strong females are consistently front-and-center in this dark fairy tale-like world. Although the reader experiences other-worldly creatures, the atmosphere is actually more comparable to magic realism.

This series does not have a lot of the war and bloodshed as in many epic fantasy series, but don't be fooled...it can be equally as brutal. The focus is on character interaction, survival, and of course, the unique relationship between the haunting Blackthorn and the gentle giant, Grim.

There is closure to the storyline in this novel, but the characters are so strong that the opportunity is there for the series to continue. I hope it does.
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- Jan

A Master Class in Fantasy Fiction Writing.


Astonishing, glorious and engrossing, I hated to see this book end -- and I thought book 2 was amazing!

With this series, and particularly Den of Wolves, Marillier provides a master class in fantasy fiction writing worthy of Lois McMaster Bujold's *World of the Five Gods* series -- a personal favorite.

In this series, she has crafted an authentic world rich in human emotion, filled with simple everyday people and their stories. Every lush description, every story told, becomes a spell weaving an absorbing connection to her characters and their world. I'm truly blown away.

With such an intricate plot, it would have been easy for a lesser writer to go off the forest path and lose their way, but Marillier writes with confidence, and keeps her footing right to the end as she brings Blackthorn and Grim's journey full circle. Her parting gift? A satisfying end to all the loose threads, while still leaving room for more to come. I couldn't be happier or more impressed.

But right now, I'm missing Big Man and Lady so much that I'm wondering what I'll do with myself now that the last tale is over. I guess I'll be stalking Juliet Marillier's FB page, waiting for news about Blackthorn and Grim, hoping they're resting easy in their cottage for now, having a brew, while Ripple dreams on the hearth before the fire.

I hope they're taking it easy. They'll need all their strength for the next adventure,

Book 4 can't come soon enough.


VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- The whole series! -- For everyone but young readers.
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- bluestategirl "I need more ears!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios