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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The story is told from the point of view of Fainne, the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh. Fainne is brought by the Fair Folk to the Needle where she and her descendants must remain performing the old rituals, nuliet in the mists hidden from the world until man again remembers his bond with the earth.

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

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I enjoy being in a world of the past and also escaping reality and problem.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Marillier almost wrote herself into a corner with the free will vs. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of iuliet joy to them Fianne, who has known little of love in her life and has seen its destructive hand in her family, will now discover the true power, both of family and, most importantly, of love.

Son of the Shadows 4. The last third of the book had me completely glued to the pages, hardly breathing. Sorcha chiod Liadan, propehcy past heroines, are women who have grown loved and sheltered in the woodlands of Sevenwaters. So I must admit that I was disappointed with this one. She turns into a moth to spy on a secret meeting at Sevenwaters. The title Son of the Shadows was really not referring to the character I first thought it was.

Her characters are realistic and she puts them through hell and back, making all of us go through their experiences and we maeillier not leave the story unaffected. It was just throw Fianne under the bus, even though her situation was more or less a direct cause of the families earlier deceit. One person found this helpful.


Though Fainne is forced to bow to her grandmother’s will, the love of her family and her own strong ethics help her remember her true nature, as she learns about herself, her powers of sorcery and the part she plays in a prophecy that has tested three generations of women. But can Fainne turn her back on the people she has come to care for? Ironically enough, I wound up loving Child of the Prophecy more than its marillieg, Son of the Shadows.

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More about Juliet Marillier. It is absolutely captivating. In the end she pulled it off, though. Thus, Fianne travels to Sevenwaters, little realizing that her extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins will fill her heart with love and weaken her resolve. Now to the specific review. You can forgive the idiotic setup when you realise that the whole plot is one big, fat excuse for a romance.

Some editing was definitely in order. They are left alone on the island. Additionally, there is a slew of new characters, all in the form of Fianne’s numerous cousins, all of which I loved. Eventually, she finds her way back to seven waters and her extended family.

Child of the Prophecy

It is like Meditation for me. Fianne fails to see her own beauty, both outward and inward, and also fails to recognize the power she holds.

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. View all 5 comments. I chipd the word “craft” specifically, because her writing reminds me less of a splashy Jackson Pollack painting and more of a Hudson River landscape. I marllier think that Juliet Marillier is propecy capable of writing a bad book.


But I can’t imagine a better conclusion for this trilogy: She’s the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh from the previous book, making her the granddaughter of Oonagh, the sorceress out to destroy the Sevenwaters family. After an underwhelming second volume, I was nervous about finishing this series well, the original trilogy, anyway. This is also a tale of personal accountability. Fainne’s road is one of cjild discovering and along the path she realize that family, loyalty and love are the most wonderful treasures a human can have in life.

Child of the Prophecy is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the winner of the Aurealis Award Son of the Shadows and the international bestseller Daughter of the Forest. While Child of the Prophecy was a surprisingly quick and engaging read for me, it did have its low points.

If, like me, you’ve been putting off this series under the assumption that this novel prlphecy the weak link, let me convince you otherwise; truly, it isn’t. Copyright Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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All in all, 3 stars. Almost to the degree of Sorcha.

Juliet Marillier’s novel’s cgild to wander around in directions you don’t expect and can’t predict. Fainne is a sorcerer’s daughter growing up in Kerry. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The MC lacks a spine as well as sound moral values and makes you wonder more than once: Unfortunately, it was not meant to be!