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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Archived from the original on 2 April Publishers Weekly said that “Marillier’s strong voice and rolling, lucid prose seem appropriate for a 10th-century Irish tale, and her command of a fantasy story’s elements make this an excellent conclusion to a fine trilogy. In other words, if you’re just looking for a light romantic read, this isn’t your book in fact, the romance is a much more minor element here than in the previous two.

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Child of the Prophecy was not either. Despite her mother’s death, Fianne is reluctant to harm her Sweetwaters kin. As happened in those times of superstition and the “old religion” there are prophecies handed down for hundreds of years. May 30, Lata rated marlilier really liked it Shelves: Fainne becomes close friends with Darragh, one of the tinkers who returns every summer.

Daughters of Sevenwaters Sevenwaters Couples Actually rating 4. Now to the specific review. A sort chilc back to basics, solid foundation feeling.

I wanted to reach in and prevent her from making terrible mistakes, or do something to help her find her way. Whereas in both Daughter of the Forest and in Son of the Shadows the main characters were both strong and self-assured young women, in Child of the Prophecy Fainne is plagued with doubts about herself and her place in the world.


They are left alone on the island.

These books seem to take place every generation. Marillier ponders the value and purpose of storytelling in A great conclusion to the Sevenwaters trilogy.

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

Book Three steps slightly out of the tradition of Sevenwaters, with the young heroine Fainne being raised far from the homestead, in Kerry. Raised in solitude by her distant father, haunted by the death of her mother, and manipulated by her evil sorceress grandmother, no wonder Fainne chlld so unsure of herself. 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. And, while her grandma tries to get her to spy or do harm, she manages to find a way out.

Child of the Prophecy

Now if you read the previous book in the series you will now that the two are related by blood so then Fainne is a product of an impossible relationship. The language is lovely, and the story unfolds slowly, much as Fainne’s realizations do, as she makes her painful way to adulthood and her place in Sevenwaters. Fainne is a sorcerer’s daughter growing up in Kerry. 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.

We stop on weekends and enjoy the “nature” preserved in small far-away places, while the next work day we forget all about it and laugh at those who try to preserve it for our children Son of the Shadows.


What I cannot do are stupid protagonists. All that are well and definitely give more weight to this work, but in my opinion are not part of a plot that is particularly interesting and inspiring.

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She doesn’t always make the best choices, and she has to live with the ones she does make. One thing I found interesting as I re-read them. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Fianne is not the perfect heroine Sevenwaters usually gives us. However, it’s a bit different in that Fainne’s rather scandalous parentage scandalous even by today’s standardsher rather withdrawn personality, and her very powerful magical talents make her an outsider and an object of mistrust to many of the characters we know and trust from the first two novels.

But at the time, I was in a very emotional time in my life.

I don’t think that Juliet Marillier is actually capable of writing a bad book. I think her own doubt about her nature gives her that groundedness, because her insecurities make her feel inadequate and as a result, she doesn’t trust those very otherworldly abilities that were almost taken for granted by Sorcha and Liadan.

The third book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series 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.