Tower of Thorns

Tower of Thorns

A Blackthorn & Grim Novel

Book - 2015
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Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion Grim have settled quietly in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn's bond to her fey mentor. But trouble has a way of seeking out Blackthorn and Grim. Lady Geileis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada's help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land - one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. Casting a blight over the entire district, and impossible to drive out by ordinary means, the mysterious presence threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together, it becomes clear that a powerful adversary is at work. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle - where even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.
Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780451467027
9780451467010
Characteristics: xi, 415 pages ;,24 cm.

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andreareads
Mar 12, 2018

The PTSD flashbacks are harrowing, but told with compassion. There's also an interesting exploration of how someone becomes a villain, how they get to the point where the end justifies the means and other people are just tools to them. Which perhaps makes the story sound grimmer than it is. I would say that, for all its fantastical elements, it's a very human tale, with light, darkness, and many shades between.

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irnawati
Jun 06, 2016

A very capturing your mind book. I could not put it down until I read it until morning.

ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

Having struck a bargain with a powerful fey nobleman, embittered healer Blackthorn and her ex-convict companion Grim must traverse the kingdom of Dalriada, aiding those in need. In Tower of Thorns, Lady Geiléis of Bann enlists them to lift a curse on her land, but the duo soon discovers that there's more to their assignment than their employer is letting on. Fans of lyrical, atmospheric fantasy based on Irish mythology will enjoy this the 2nd installment of the Blackthorn & Grim novels, after Dreamer's Pool.

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foxylady31
Jan 12, 2016

Incredible book. I have read all juliet's books and have loved every one. Now waiting for the next book of this series.

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Mar 12, 2018

He was the most beautiful young man Lily had seen in her whole life. All sixteen years of it.

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andreareads
Mar 12, 2018

This is how it is. Big fierce warrior with a weapon doesn’t scare me. What scares me is the things in my head. Things that come out of the blue. I can be walking along and suddenly it’s my worst day ever all over again and I’m seeing what I never wanted to see for the rest of my life.

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Mar 12, 2018

The brew was all right. True love’s tears had a bitter aftertaste – appropriate, when you thought about it . . .

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andreareads
Mar 12, 2018

There’s an ache in my belly, and that ache is me wanting to understand not just the pictures but the words too. To be able to read. Magic, that’d be . . .

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