Review: Juliet Marillier – Den of Wolves

Den of Wolves
Juliet Marillier

Blackthorn and Grim have been living peacefully in between solving mysteries (Dreamer’s PoolTower of Thorns) but Blackthorn is plagued by her need to serve justice on the man who killed her family and obliterated her first life. While Grim has his own mystery to solve, Blackthorn is left to look after a lonely young girl who might hold the key to another mystery.

22567184What I liked about this novel was that there was plenty of Grim time. I love Grim as a character because he is so real and flawed and fantastic! Don’t get me wrong, I also like Blackthorn, but it’s nice to have a counterpoint to the somewhat traditional role of ‘Grumpy Healer’.

I love the way that Mariller is able to combine fantasy with real problems (such as PTSD) and make them accessible to her readers without being too confrontational. Her work makes other fantasy feel too simple and plain.

While I am very sad that this trilogy is over, I know that Juliet will no doubt have some more fantastic novels coming my way – this novel gave me the chance to interview her, which was a dream come true.

This novel gets 5 stars from me – I think I’ll have a little reread of my favourite section in the middle before going on to my next review to write…

5star

Pan Macmillan | 27th September 2016 | AU $29.99 | Paperback

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