Child of the Prophecy

Child of the Prophecy

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Child of the Prophecy is the thrilling conclusion to Juliet Marillier's award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy.

Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. 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 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... as well as great sorrow.

It is up to Fianne, 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 Fianne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done.

Will Fianne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765345011
9780312870362
9780312848811
0312848811
Characteristics: 528 p. : map ; 25 cm

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GuyN
Nov 05, 2013

This completes the first Sevenwaters trilogy. As expected, Marillier provides rich characterisations in an interesting setting with several varieties of magical talent, several magical species, and plenty of twists. What, for me, kept this from being a full four star Celtic fantasy was the extreme credulity of our protagonist, although she was a teen. The romance that winds through the story is particularly sweet thanks to a determined tinker boy. I could have read this book as a stand alone, but most folks will want to start with the first one, "Daughter of the Forest". Marillier builds a world that is fascinating to walk through.

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foxylady31
May 18, 2012

Awww the end of Lady Oonagh!! But not the end of this exciting series of Sevenwaters. I have loved every one of these books.

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