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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This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Spoiler alert! This is also a tale of personal accountability. The MC lacks a spine as well as sound moral values and makes you wonder more than once: He thinks to own what cannot be possessed.

The Sevenwaters series has strong pagan female characters and is just dripping with Celtic lore. They used the same charm on him as xhild used on the glass ball.

Disappointed at Fainne’s continued lack of progress, her grandmother threatens harm to all those Fainne loves, including Darragh, who visits one day. Or were you planning to shipwreck some likely sailor on my doorstep, so I can make convenient tbe of him? Open Preview See a Problem? This book’s MC is Fianne, Niamh’s daughter.

Acabei este livro e adorei! It’s all one in the end.

Child of the Prophecy

Idiot with magic, what a pathetic combo. DotF was, as I’ve or 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. Half seal half man?

Fianne fails to see her own beauty, both outward and inward, and also fails to recognize the power she holds. Her characters are realistic and she fhe them through hell and back, making all of us go through their experiences and we do not leave the story unaffected. They are all bittersweet, some more bitter than others.

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 was just throw Fianne under the bus, even though her situation was more or less a direct cause of the families earlier deceit. While some other reviewers thought this detracted from the story, I found her a more interesting and complex character.


Fainne is far from an unsympathetic character, but she tends to do and say things with a heightened sense of fallibility. Her writing never let me down although of course I have my favorites. In the final book in her Sevenwaters Trilogy, Australian Marillier gathers the threads from the first two Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows and weaves them together into a rich tapestry of love and loss, family loyalty and personal sacrifice.

And without him, the Fair Folk dwindle and are nothing. He …more Darragh got saved because the forest people didn’t let him crash prophfcy the rocks. How will she have descendants she asks? However, she is still a daughter of Sevenwaters, will she be able to destroy what runs through her blood? For fear of spoilers, I won’t mention any names, but this character and Fianne shared a large story juloet, one that was integral both to Fianne’s growth and the plot of the novel.

More about Juliet Marillier. Seer of Sevewaters 6.

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

Will it stop me from reading the next one? The sacred island were taken by the Britons, the prophecy states that it will take a child that ghe neither of Britain nor or Erin but at the same time both, who is marked by the raven to take the sacred island back.

He is clever, well rounded, and brave.

Fainne comes to Sevenwaters for the first time under the control of her wicked grandmother but finds there, not enemies, but a family like she did not know existed. Feb 02, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: Johnny, a warrior and leader, is not suited to this task; all believe the prophecy has failed. Jan 06, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: This book starred a new type of character, but the theme of strong women making big, world-shaking decisions shines through, and remains true to the rest of the trilogy.


These books seem to take place every generation. But Fainne was also very naive and I hated how easily others manipulated her, leading her to be the worst she could be, never sure of her own mind and rarely standing up for herself or what she believed was wright. All these qualities make her an easy pawn for the Lady Oonagh and the struggles Fianne must face mold her character into one with many, many grays.

During their fight, Fainne comes out of hiding, pushed by her grandmother to kill Johnny at this pivotal moment. I skimmed through all the nonsense and repetition, which was basically the whole book and i kept waiting for something or anything unexpected and interesting to happen. Fianne, however, has grown up secluded near the ocean with only her father. While Child of the Prophecy was a surprisingly quick and engaging read for me, it did have its low points.

After shrouding this evil sorceress for two novels and building up her legend, actually meeting the woman was a disappointing shock. I wanted to shake her at times! Although I was not comfortable with some of the decisions she was forced to make at the hand of her grandmother, I recognized their worth in her growth as a human and, ultimately, appreciate their value.

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Dec 09, Kay rated it liked it Recommends it for: With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Eamonn saves Fainne from death but dies from the Briton arrow himself.

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. Preview — Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier.