Editorial Reviews. Review. The powerful fantasy novel Child of the Prophecy successfully concludes Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters Trilogy, which. Title: Child of the Prophecy Author(s): Juliet Marillier ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Paw Prints Availability. CHILD OF THE PROPHECY: Book Three of the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Juliet Marillier, Author. Tor $ (p) ISBN

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The story is told from the point of view of Fainne, the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh. She’s the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh from the previous book, making her the granddaughter of Oonagh, the sorceress out to destroy the Sevenwaters family.

They were strong women who were able to grab fate in a chokehold, stare it down, and proceed to calmly walk down the path of their own destiny. Jan 11, Debbie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fianne, who has known little of love in her life and has seen its destructive hand in her family, will now discover the true power, both of family and, most importantly, of love. This book’s MC is Fianne, Niamh’s daughter. The only reason I’m rating this a 2.

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

Oct 06, Amanda rated porphecy really liked it. He also didn’t turn into a selkie, because the fairie put him into a trance of sort that only Fainne could remove. I loved the idea of Darragh’s character, though he was not executed well at times. Unlike the heroines in the first two books, Sorcha and Liadan, Fianne is not perfect and completely self-sacrificing.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler jullet alert! Wolfskin Foxmask Would I recommend Child of the Prophecy? A new generation of the family is shown in Fainne, Niamh’s daughter, who must infiltrate her Sevenwaters’ family, who are strangers to her, as ordered by her grandmother Lady Oonagh. Marillier ponders the value and purpose of storytelling in A great conclusion to the Sevenwaters trilogy. So the question that concerns us for the longest time of reading is which path she will choose, the dark road of selfishness, of the pursuit of more and more power, of indifference to people or that of light, love, altruism and offering.

Child of the Prophecy

Our heroine confronts the evil witch of the first book who wants to use her to accomplish her own purposes, proselytising her somehow on the side of evil.


I could NOT stop thinking about it.

Johnny, a warrior and leader, is not suited to this task; all believe the prophecy has failed. More the shame, as the trope of coming to terms with oneself, chilc to like juoiet without glamour or magic is a trope that could have been very interesting if written with depth and skill and Ms Marillier surely has both. Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction. The woman is a master of her craft.

Some of the characters I fell in love with in the previous books, like Liadan, Finbar and Connor, are shown in a lot darker shades in this book: Fianne fails to see her own beauty, both outward and inward, and off fails to recognize the power she holds.

Although I don’t parade as a hopeless romantic, the truth it, the sheer longing and uncertainty and love and affection between these two had me shaking with emotion near the end of the novel, despite the lack of emphasis it was given in the book. I loved the fact that despite the addition of new characters, there were still a lot of intrvention from Liadan and other characthers form book 2 that I loved so much.

I mean is it worth walking away while I still love it? No one understands this and many ignore it, but this story brings us to an epic contest between good and evil and a deeper understanding of the prophecy. Open Preview See a Problem? Daughter of the Forest 2. This is where I started to be very conflicted about this girl. Macmillan Australia Publication Date: After she settles in, she is goaded by her grandmother to start a fire which disfigures her young cousin Maeve and kills a visiting druid.

Half seal half man? Other books in the series. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves. Tge all 4 questions about Child of the Prophecy…. Oh this is a tough one.

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

I liked Fainne not only because she is not pretty, but also because she is a walking well, limping proof that having magic doesn’t make you smart or sociable or courageous or all three indeed.


It seems that the Fair Folk and the old ones saved Darragh and turned him into a selkie and Fainne sings him back into a man.

It had me fearing, grieving and hoping all in one. He can be a fighter when needed, but his preference is to be gentle and loving with all things. If you haven’t read book two, Niamh is sent away in an effort to keep her away from her love because view spoiler [he’s her half uncle, conceived when the “evil stepmother” took over seven waters, and after she turned the brothers into swans.

Refresh and try again. She pays a huge price and does so willingly in atonement. Marillier nicely ties up the various threads that have built up over the three generations that span the first three books in the series. Johnny, the son of Liadan and Bran, is the titular child of the prophecy upon which the hopes of Sevenwaters lie as they face a perilous time nearing war with the Britons, specifically the Northwoods who neighbor Harrowfield.

Those women were both completely aware of who they were and what they thought their roles in life were. I just hope they are half as good. For many, this original concluding foray into Sevenwaters was a disappointment, sadly lacking in comparison to the beauty that was Daughter of the Forest and the epic that was Son of the Shadows.

She is Fainne who has been raised by her father in seclusion and who is gifted with magic. She made me feel like she really did need a man to take care of her, just to keep her in the straight and narrow, and I guess I have gotten too accustomed to strong female characters and this disturbed me somehow Darragh’s kindness and his love give Fianne the strength to persevere on and while he isn’t a leader like Red or Bran, his innocence and gentle nature are exactly what Fianne need, not to mention his loyalty and undying faith in his best friend, despite the horrors she confesses to him.