SON OF THE SHADOWS. Juliet Marillier, Author SON OF THE SHADOWS Juliet Mari $ (p) ISBN After years of comparative peace, darkness has fallen upon Ulster. Trouble is brewing and even those in the heart of the forest are not safe. The forests of Sevenwaters have cast their spell over Sorcha’s daughter Liadan, who, like her mother, has inherited the talent to heal and to see into the sp.

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On her deathbed Sorcha tells Iubdin that he must return to Harrowfield and learn the oof about John and Margery’s son. Whether that is because the Fae have set new plans in motion, or an ancient evil has a plan for revenge, or something even older than the Fae has plans of its own is unclear. It just wasn’t a good book for me.

Aside from his unorthodox looks, he is a deeply wounded man with a shadow past and many aches which only Liadan can heal.

Why else would her family have sent her away, turning their backs on her? I really hope the rest of the books are as good as this one and the first one.

My mother knew every tale that was ever told by the firesides of Erin, and more besides. More By and About This Author.

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Rated R for sexual content. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Lastly the ending was slightly anticlimactic because of the nature of how Liadan saves Bran. Son of the Shadowsthe second book in Juliet Marillier’s award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures.

I love it when an author shows you just how much she has in her arsenal by exceeding every expectation you had and then some.


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In some households, such tales were reserved for men alone. From shdows and from himself. Juliet is currently working on a new trilogy set in the north of Britain in the time of the Picts. View all 15 comments.

I ot them, almost even loved them, but they weren’t quite magic. In this, Liadan swiftly falls in love with one man, and he falls in love with her too, but the moment he finds out that she is from Sevenwaters, he instantly shuns her and refuses to have anything to do with her due to a past mistake of her father.

It is more an internal struggle with his past and so not very action oriented. Jul 08, Justine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story consists of a number of themes. There were dark moments in DOTF, and a villain or two, but it was overpowered by so much valiance and righteousness and love.

Other books in the series. I love a good villain but I like it the best when they can in a different light be seen as a possible hero if you are on the other side. During those years, things happened to mariplier her down and you just feel the stress and the pain of it. I really hope the rest of the books are as good as this one and the hsadows one.

Feb 22, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Eammon could have been osn cartoon villain, twirling his curly mustache at the end. Put one foot before the other, and follow your path.

This is one of those times. As it is clear that the children of Sevenwaters know only one way to love—deeply, it is clear in both the light and shadows of this story that they are not the only ones. Yet, disaster strikes Sevenwaters when, firstly, Sorcha falls ill and slowly begins her descent to death and later or Niamh is found to be having an affair with a man she is forbidden to so with.


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While I’m on the topic of love, I do want to talk about the In won short a time, Liadan comes to love Bran with a fierceness that she never imagined possible, and yet their love cannot be fulfilled. Fantasy addicts should love it”.

I waited a long time to read this after reading Daughter of the Forest because although the writing was beautiful and it was very well done, the overwhelming feelings that stuck nuliet me were sadness and pain. Some of them succumb to their faults and some rise above. View all 26 comments.


That was interesting – but it never gave me butterflies the way that DOTF did. It is a place of prophecy and destiny and I do love a tale with a good but of destiny in it. She related the many adventures of Cu Chulainn the hero, and she told of Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was a great warrior and cunning with it. Son of the Shadows. The romance was also pretty direct.

In addition to the themes itself, Son of the Shadows contains a very different kind of romance. Juliet Marillier provides a beautifully wrought answer. The propelling events of the story happen almost immediately and carry Liadan into her marillied which was a little unexpected.

It is from her sacrifice that Sorcha’s brothers were brought home to their ancestral fortress Sevenwaters, and her life has known much joy. Yes, there are bad things that happen but they always do in most fantasy books.

I sshadows loved his role in this book, and his connection to Liadan.