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Son of the Shadows - Juliet Marillier
Son of the Shadows
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Sorcha is the seventh child of a seventh son: but as a daughter rather than the seventh son he desired, she is neglected, having also caused the death in childbirth of her beautiful mother Niamh. Her six brothers, however (beautifully delineated characters, each of them), devote themselves to her... show more
Sorcha is the seventh child of a seventh son: but as a daughter rather than the seventh son he desired, she is neglected, having also caused the death in childbirth of her beautiful mother Niamh. Her six brothers, however (beautifully delineated characters, each of them), devote themselves to her and support her education in plant-lore, healing and natural magic. All is fine until the sensuous but evil Oonagh seduces their father, the warlord Colum, and sets about systematically breaking apart the family. When she catches the children plotting against her, she turns the brothers into swans, and Sorcha is set an impossible task in order to free them from her wicked spell. This is an old Celtic legend in its own right: brilliantly evoked and brought to life, amid raids by both the Britons and the Vikings. In the process of her task (which binds her to muteness until it is accomplished), Sorcha will meet and fall in love with a Briton warlord (the enemy), and against all odds their love will triumph. Like Marion Zimmer Bradley's MISTS OF AVALON or Jean Auel's CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, this is first-rate historical fantasy that can have the widest possible appeal, taking in also the readership of historical fiction writers like Mary Stewart (THE CRYSTAL CAVE), Mary Renault (THE PERSIAN BOY) and Anya Seton (AVALON).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330424424 (0330424424)
Publisher: Pan Australia
Pages no: 548
Edition language: English
Series: Sevenwaters (#2)
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The Books that Stilled a Storm
The Books that Stilled a Storm rated it
2.0 Women would love it
Unfortunately, I don't. The prose is verbose. There were too many thoughts and not enough tension to get me hooked. I ploughed on anyway because I was already halfway into the novel. Son of the Shadows tells the story of a young chieftan’s daughter, who falls in love with a heavily tattooed kill...
Sophie
Sophie rated it
Although this is the second book in the Sevenwaters series, it's not completely necessary to read the first one (though I recommend it! I loved Daughter of the Forest and gave it 5 stars) as it's a different main character and a different set of circumstances, though some characters from the last bo...
I, the booklover
I, the booklover rated it
5.0
Depois de quebrar o feitiço que foi lançado a si e aos seus irmãos, Sorcha pensou que a tempestade tinha passado de vez e que a sua família e as florestas do domínio de Sevenwaters estariam para sempre seguras. Mas algo está para vir, como muito bem sabem os espíritos que residem nas florestas que r...
Sunsy
Sunsy rated it
5.0 Der Sohn der Schatten - Juliet Marillier
Juliet MarillierSevenwaters (2)Der Sohn der SchattenFantasyDauer: 24 Std., 34 Min (ungekürzt)gelesen von Tanja Geke,Audible GmbH, 2011Download: 29,95 € oder imFlexi-Abo: 9,95 € Bewertung: Inhaltsangabe (Audible): Im zweiten Band der Sevenwater-Trilogie schildert Sorchas Tochter Liadan das w...
AEriko's Book Corner
AEriko's Book Corner rated it
2.5 Son of the Shadows
I enjoyed this book when I read it some years ago. The first one was even better, I thought. But somehow it didn't leave me interested in reading any of the other books of the series.
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