Blade of Fortriu (The Bridei Chronicles, Book 2)

Blade of Fortriu (The Bridei Chronicles, Book 2)

Juliet Marillier


Five Winters have handed considering the fact that younger king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. 5 years, during which the folk have felt a contentment unknown for generations.

But the safety of a humans can vanish in a heartbeat, for wolves are frequently interested in fields full of fattened sheep. Bridei is decided to force the Gaelic invaders from his lands as soon as and for all. And so, along with his land safe and his apartment so as, he prepares for conflict.

And one among Bridei's plans to win the battle to come back includes the gorgeous younger Ana. A princess of the sunshine Isles, she has dwelt as a hostage on the court docket of Fortriu for many of her younger existence. regardless of being a pawn of fortune, she has bewitched all at courtroom and is dearly enjoyed by means of Bridei and his queen. yet Ana is aware her accountability. And so she's going to go back and forth north, to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she hasn't ever noticeable, within the hopes of gaining an best friend on whom Bridei's victory is predicated.

For secrecy's sake, Ana needs to go back and forth at a soldier's speed, with a small band led by means of the enigmatic spymaster Faolan. Bridei implores Ana to belief see the nice in Faolan…but Ana can't see past his chilly competence and killer's eyes.

Then, whilst she arrives on the chieftain Alpin's stronghold within the mysterious Briar Woods, her ache and unease raise tenfold, for this can be a position of filled with secrets and techniques and her betrothed is an enigma himself. The extra Ana attempts to discover the reality of her new lifestyles, the extra she discovers a maze of well mannered diversions that masks lethal lies. She fears Faolan, yet he might turn out to be the truest factor in her world.

Or her doom.

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