Editorial Reviews. Review. The powerful fantasy novel Child of the Prophecy successfully concludes Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters Trilogy, which. CHILD OF THE PROPHECY: Book Three of the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Juliet Marillier, Author. Tor $ (p) ISBN Title: Child of the Prophecy Author(s): Juliet Marillier ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Paw Prints Availability.

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Book 1 was still a vhild too dark for me, in spite of everything I just said. As someone who left the latter feeling more than a little disappointed and was prepared to feel the same way from this installment, Child of the Prophecy proved to be a pleasant surprise.

During marillker battle, the overrun Britons use Johnny as hostage to force the alliance to retreat. I still don’t want to move on. She has otherworldly abilities like many of the other characters who have gone before her, but unlike them, she seems entirely earthly.

Child of the Prophecy

Fianne is the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, with a heritage that includes the strength and goodness of the Sevenwaters clan as well as the darkness of Lady Oonagh. The Sevenwaters series has strong pagan female characters and is just dripping with Celtic lore. To ask other readers questions about Mmarillier of the Prophecyplease sign up.

Fainne arrives at Sevenwaters and gradually becomes accepted as part of the household.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The last book in the trilogy is stronger than the second one, but neither lives up to the emotional depth of the first. I rarely cry for a couple but this two made me shed tears like never before but lets start with the beginning! Unfortunately, it was not meant to be! She could have taken everything important in book 2 which amounts to about a chapter or two of information and just folded it in to books 1 and 3.


The issue I have is with the characters and to a certain degree, the authors’ self-indulgence when it comes to stories within the story. I had to go read it over again immediately. Return to Book Page. I really liked the first book of this series and truly loved the second.

Johnny and his mother Liadan decide to take Fainne to the island of Inis Eala where they are preparing for the final battle for the sacred islands. DotF was, as I’ve noted in that review, a tale of the strength of love for family, of good overcoming evil even when it is at great cost, and of love found along the way.

Now to the specific review. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Twixt Firelight and Water: In the final book in her Sevenwaters Trilogy, Australian Marillier gathers the threads from the first two Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows and weaves them together into a rich tapestry of love and loss, family loyalty and personal sacrifice.

I enjoy being in a world of the past and also escaping reality and problem.

Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, book 3) by Juliet Marillier

So, If you are pdophecy fan of the Celtic myth and folklore, and if you love some angst with your stories, this is a good series to check-out. Thus, Fianne and Darragh are often apart for most of the novel. The main char is Fainne, Liadan’s niece,she is 3 in one,a withch, a shape shifter and a druid’s daughter.

Of Marillier’s books in the series this one is the best ‘grabber’ of all. The story telling is not the issue. I did not think of this after my first reading. Yes, there is tragedy and melodrama, and in the previous two books there were scenes that gave me nightmares for a while, since they were so realistic in their villainy, but they are memorable and will have their place for ever in my book memory.

Raised in solitude by her distant father, haunted lrophecy the death of her mother, and manipulated by her evil sorceress grandmother, no wonder Fainne is so unsure of herself. The first two books in this series were amazing! A sort of back to basics, solid foundation feeling. The sheer idiocy of this plan is never accounted for in the novel. Acabei este livro e adorei! The only reason I didn’t give this five stars is there is a bit too much should-I-or-shouldn’t-I angst from the main character.


It was just not well done and it had so mmarillier potential.

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I found the romance lacking in all departments: Fainne must do her grandmother’s bidding to destroy the family’s hopes, all the while being confronted by the actual people and their truths about the family. It had been awhile since I read it, and so many little details I had forgotten.

So part of the story here was really about Fainne coming to terms with who she is, and believing in the possibility that she is worthy of love and acceptance. Macmillan Australia Publication Date: He is clever, well rounded, and brave. Surprisingly in this book I did not like Liadan so much and the characters from the second book are also present like Sean, Bran and the famous Johnny as well as Conor and Finbar.

If you haven’t read book two, Niamh is sent away in an effort to keep her away from her love because view spoiler [he’s her half uncle, conceived when the “evil stepmother” took over seven waters, and after she turned the brothers into swans.

Our heroine confronts the evil witch of the first book who wants to use her to accomplish her own purposes, proselytising her somehow on the side of evil.