I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series and the third is no exception. Fianne is certainly a different kind of heroine to Sorcha and Liadan, but I still found her likeable and This one took me a bit to get into Fainne is a bit more prickly protag than Sorcha or Liadan from the earlier books but I ended up loving it and racing to finish. I found it an entirely satisfying Juliet Marillier.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier. Child of the Prophecy is the thrilling conclusion to Juliet Marillier's award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy. Magic is fading The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core.
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. The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the Spirits of Eire look to for salvation.
They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them It is up to Fainne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power.
She is the shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, and her way is hard, for her father is the son of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows and seeks to destroy all that Sevenwaters has striven for.
Oonagh will use her granddaughter Fainne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done. Will Fainne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June 16th by Tor Books first published August 1st More Details Original Title. Sevenwaters 3. Aurealis Award for Fantasy Novel Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Child of the Prophecy , please sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Spoiler alert! But I didnt understand how Darragh survived the dive, did he become a sealman? Did the fairfolk turn him into a merman? Half seal half man? As you can see I am bit confused Vanessa This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Darragh got saved because the forest people didn't let him crash onto the rocks.
They used the same charm on him as they used on the glass ball. He al …more Darragh got saved because the forest people didn't let him crash onto the rocks. He also didn't turn into a selkie, because the fairie put him into a trance of sort that only Fainne could remove. She saved him from death. Ann-Marie I'd love to see Darraghs point of view of the horsefareare his meetings with Fainne's family - just how much did they really know?!?! See all 4 questions about Child of the Prophecy….
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Start your review of Child of the Prophecy Sevenwaters, 3. Nov 17, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , paganism , irish , medievalism , historical-fiction.
I think this book was at least as good as Daughter of the Forest , although in a somewhat different way. DotF was, as I've noted in that review, a tale of the strength of love for family, of good overcoming evil even when it is at great cost, and of love found along the way.
Child of the Prophecy is, I think, a book about learning to love oneself, that it doesn't matter how many people might love you because it is all lost if you don't have that inner core of strength and self-love. CotP is most d I think this book was at least as good as Daughter of the Forest , although in a somewhat different way.
CotP is most definitely a tale of a girl's struggle to find her identity, to figure out what she stands for, and her sacrifice to do what she knows is right despite the horrific cost to herself.
Fainne is, in my opinion, probably the most believable of the characters in the three books. She is conflicted and scared, manipulated and manipulating, by turns overly innocent and surprisingly wise. She has otherworldly abilities like many of the other characters who have gone before her, but unlike them, she seems entirely earthly.
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. Those women were both completely aware of who they were and what they thought their roles in life were.
They had no crises of identity like Fainne, so we never really had the same experience of seeing them decide who they were, as we do with Fainne. This is also a tale of personal accountability. Throughout, Fainne is coerced to do some terrible things, and she does her best to make amends, to right the wrongs that she caused. She pays a huge price and does so willingly in atonement.
Darragh is, aside from Conor and Finbar, my favorite male character. 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. He is clever, well rounded, and brave. He can be a fighter when needed, but his preference is to be gentle and loving with all things. This is such a hard review to write because I loved this book so much.
She combines tragedy and desperation with hope and love - romantic and familial love, love of the forest or This is such a hard review to write because I loved this book so much. She combines tragedy and desperation with hope and love - romantic and familial love, love of the forest or the sea, love of the old ways that are dying out.
They are all bittersweet, some more bitter than others. At first, I wasn't sure I liked being made to feel all these things, but the experience is so rich that this is now one of my favorite series of all time.
Each book has a unique story, and each affected me at a level that few books have touched before. I usually avoid sad books because the emotion often feels contrived, but these are not tearjerkers.
I really care about the characters and what is happening to them, and sadness is just part of their experiences.
Book 1 was still a bit too dark for me, in spite of everything I just said. I am now greedily hoarding everything else she has written, and am glad there are so many left for me to read. I just hope they are half as good. Enough general raving. Now to the specific review. Child of the Prophecy was often not an easy book to read. I wanted to shake her at times!
I wanted to reach in and prevent her from making terrible mistakes, or do something to help her find her way. But Fainne's growth and discovery from beginning to end was a journey that I found totally worth it.
The last third of the book had me completely glued to the pages, hardly breathing. It had me fearing, grieving and hoping all in one. And the ending was perfect. It was magnificent. I had to go read it over again immediately. I want to do it again right now. I still don't want to move on.
View all 5 comments. Jan 02, Mayim de Vries rated it it was ok. My father taught me that.
Child of the Prophecy
Child of the Prophecy is an historical fantasy novel by Juliet Marillier and the third book in the Sevenwaters Trilogy first published in Book Three steps slightly out of the tradition of Sevenwaters, with the young heroine Fainne being raised far from the homestead, in Kerry. Fainne is the daughter of Niamh and Ciaran, and is a dangerous combination of four races. The sacred island were taken by the Britons, the prophecy states that it will take a child that was neither of Britain nor or Erin but at the same time both, who is marked by the raven to take the sacred island back. Without the Child of the Prophecy the quest to regain the sacred islands will fail.
Child of the Prophecy : Book Three of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
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