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

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Child of the Prophecy

Jul 27, Maggie K rated it it was amazing Shelves: Daughter of the Forest introduces us to the couple whose future offspring feature in subsequent novels. Book Three steps slightly out of the tradition of Sevenwaters, with the young heroine Fainne being raised far from the homestead, in Kerry. Marillier wouldn’t be herself, though, without rich secondary characters as well. One needs to have read Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows before this book. I don’t really get his somewhat slavish devotion to Fainne considering all she put him through, but he is an admirable character and any woman would be lucky to have a man like him.

They were sure of their identities and the decisions they made. This is such a hard review to write because I loved this book so much. I admit to not being entirely rational about the Sevenwaters Trilogy. These books are a treasure. Feb 11, Meredith rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

This sets up a suitab This conclusion of the Sevenwaters trilogy is a bit different from the other two. She also did something wonderful and clever when she made the books about the offspring from the last. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Her writing never let me down although of course I have my favorites. Vanessa This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Darragh got saved because the forest people didn’t let him crash onto the rocks.

At first, she is introduced to us as a dark characterwhat makes us think that she will be the Villain of the story, but as the story unfolds we realise that she is the hero, a really strong, generous and unbelieva What to say about this marvelous book?


All the main leading ladies are tragic in their own way, but they also carry pdophecy torch of love and hope, of looking forward without forgetting where we came from, of securing a good future while preserving the teachings and beauty of the past. Darragh tells Fainne that he is willing to give up his original life to be with her.

Fianne, though recognizing the evil intents in her grandmother’s plan, is powerless to stop her as the Lady Oonagh threatens to kill Ciaran, Fianne’s father. She saved him from death. A new generation of the family is shown in Fainne, Niamh’s daughter, who must infiltrate her Sevenwaters’ family, who are strangers to her, as ordered by pgophecy grandmother Lady Oonagh. 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 marlllier sorcery and the part she plays in a prophecy that has tested three generations of women.

Her childhood julit the lore in silence and solitude has prepared her for this task.

Fainne returns to Sevenwaters and Eamonn’s formal proposal of marriage is refused by her uncle Sean. Regardless, Fianne practically raises herself mzrillier her mother dies. The island is then shrouded in the mists only to be seen briefly by the occasional seaman until that time in the far future when men again remember.

Pan Macmillan Australia Imprint: It also amazes me that everyone hails The Mists of Avalon as something of a feminist pagan bible while ignoring this series. I liked Fainne not only because she is not pretty, julidt also because she is a walking msrillier, limping proof that having magic doesn’t make you smart or sociable or courageous or all three indeed. The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to preve Child of the Prophecy is the thrilling conclusion to Juliet Marillier’s award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy.


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To underline this point, every action by the lady Oonagh proves that she doesn’t need any proxies in doing evil things even to the members of the Sevenwaters family. This page was last edited on jukiet Novemberat lf Lady Oonagh is still plotting to destroy Sevenwaters and plans to use Fianne to accomplish her evil plan. Quotes from Child of the Prop Fianne has been living an isolated life with her father, learning her craft, with her only source of friendship coming from Darragh, the tinker boy whose family summers in her town.

Fainne is a sorcerer’s daughter growing up in Kerry. Well and truly, Child of the Prophecy is far from being the disappointment of this series.

Oct 06, Amanda rated it really liked it. The first is the story of Sorcha, daughter of Sevenwaters, and her unbelievable task to save her six brothers from a curse laid on by the evil Sorceress who her father has married.

Now I have to decide whether I want to read the second trilogy It is up to Fainne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power. Correct me if I am wrong, but I porphecy it took a man, as well as a woman, to make a child. But not for me.

Johnny and Bran lead a small secret mission to sink the Britons’ ships, during which Eamonn’s spy mistakenly attacks Johnny instead of Bran and is killed. The Lady Oonagh still threatens to kill Fainne and is finally turned into a mouse by Fainne and is quickly eaten by a passing bird. Eamonn saves Fainne from death but dies from juliiet Briton arrow mariolier. She wasn’t doing anything harmful that her grandma wanted her to. View all 3 comments.