Daughter of the Forest
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her... show more
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever. When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 18th 2002
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: Sevenwaters (#1)
This story has a fairy tale tone, sort of like The Mists of Avalon or Snow White. In some ways it's very magical and has the feel of being set in a mock-Ireland that is at war with the English. The main character is the seventh child of a seventh son and has healing abilities that are used to help...
This book reminded me of why I used to love fantasy so much.*Reading this, I felt totally immersed in Marillier's world, which she accomplishes by choosing just the right details about her settings and characters to convey. All of Sorcha's six older brothers are realistically drawn and distinct from...
This is...a surprisingly popular book, given that it's much denser, laboriously written, and slower-paced than most YA. I don't say this to be demeaning, just that I had a bit of a struggle reading this, and mostly persevered for the sake of following through with the fairy tale, as this is based on...
I have three words to describe this book....beautiful, heartbreaking and enchanting! Okay maybe four words if you count and... This book is something special and it has made its way to my "favorite books ever" shelf! If this is a book you're interested in then stop right now and read it. It'...
- Spoiler Alert - Un libro davvero sorprendente e delicato che affronta numerose tematiche dolorose e gioiose avvolte in un aura mitologica e fiabesca. Vi sono delle parti un po' lente ed a volte noiose, soprattutto nella seconda metà del libro, ma nonostante ciò risulta essere un testo davvero piac...