Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.
The outstanding conclusion to the award-winning Son of the Shadows and the international bestseller, Daughter of the Forest.
Raised in an isolated cove in Kerry, the young sorceress Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves.
But can Fainne turn her back on the family for whom she has come to care? And, more importantly, can she bring herself to rid the world of the chosen one... the child of the prophecy?
This was the last in a trilogy about the family who live at Sevenwaters...
And much as I hate to say it, I felt this was the weakest of the three books.
In saying that, I did thoroughly enjoy it! Juliet Marillier has an enchanting way of writing, and has obviously researched her works very well, as the mythology that is mixed into this story reads to be very true to what I know of the Irish/Celtic myths and legends of the time.
I lamented the loss of some of the core characters from the first two books - but since it is a generational gap between each story, it's not surprising that members of the core family were lost to the ravages of time...
This part of the trilogy wasn't focused as strongly (at least on the surface) on Sevenwaters, and I had a little difficulty wrapping my head around the change of settings for a while, however, all that was written did eventually lead back to Sevenwaters and the key themes that had worked through the whole trilogy - it just took a while to see some of those treads weaving themselves back together.
Overall, a solid, still an enjoyable read.
Random listing from 'Books'...
Volcanoes are erupting all over the world.
Strange golden lava is devastating everything in its path. Which evil forces are behind this catastrophe? And where have they been digging up ancient secrets? John and Philippa Gaunt must use their djin powers to find out - or the whole planet will be destroyed...
The seventh, final djinncredible adventure for the Children of the Lamp.
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key."
Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)