SON OF THE SHADOWS. Juliet Marillier, Author SON OF THE SHADOWS Juliet Mari $ (p) ISBN The forests of Sevenwaters have cast their spell over Sorcha’s daughter Liadan, who, like her mother, has inherited the talent to heal and to see into the sp. After years of comparative peace, darkness has fallen upon Ulster. Trouble is brewing and even those in the heart of the forest are not safe.

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It goes beyond that. Son of the Sln is a beautifully written novel, even though it spoke to me less than its predecessor. In sum, this book lacked the subtlety and depth of the first, but considering all other factors, it was still a very good story.

It lacks a little shadowz that Daughter of the Forest had, but it is an excellent novel in its own right and it is one that I know I will return to and re-read in a few years, this time without shadoww added expectation, and perhaps I will, after all, find it to be just as good as its predecessor at long last. I was looking for a fairy tale and I got a book that seems to be pointing out the problems of men controlling affairs, but the women fall in love with them anyways, so everything is okay as long as you have lust and love, but it is hard to tell the difference between the two, especially in this book which has ujliet lustful scenes.

The story, though a bit light on the magic and heavy on the romantic, is reminiscent of Jennifer Roberson’s Chesuli series. The slow burn of the romance was masterfully done, and a big plus for me was that this book was more action-packed than shdaows first; I instantly felt swept up in the story. Beloved child and dutiful daughter, Liadan embarks on a journey that shows her just how hard-won was the peace that she has known all her life. That never happened either.


Son of the Shadows : Book Two of the Sevenwaters Trilogy

Ghe from ” https: On her way home, Liadan is kidnapped by the troop of the Painted Man, a notorious bandit who wants Liadan to cure his blacksmith. View all 13 comments. An outstanding book that continues the story of the children of Sevenwaters, and another for my favourites shelf. Son of the Shadows was probably a great book, sure, but just as good?

Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel They do an awesome job.

This one follows Liadan, Sorcha and Red’s daughter. Eammon could have been a cartoon villain, twirling his curly mustache at the end.

I sometimes felt as if I was reading the story that would have been if Sorcha had ended up with Simon instead of going to England and meeting Red. We have a young girl whose skill in healing brings her to the attention of an enemy of her people.

Only a weak man blames others for his own errors. I did like Liadan and Bran together, and I liked his slow transformation into someone worthy of being liked. Mostly convinced, I bought the book and then mariplier it languish on my TBR list. Liadan is for Bran the balance that no other person could provide. Not really a YA book. I mean, sometimes it was just too much: YES, what happened was unfortunate.

I guess I can handle that. As readers of Daughter of the Forest, it is impossible to understand why Bran, the Painted Man who falls in love with Liadan, could possibly hate Red juiet their love story, instead of being one in which the reader is waiting to see if the two characters truly love each other, is one where the reader is waiting to see if the two finally wind up together.

The story circles around Liandan who has a great number of gifts, she is able to touch peoples’ minds and comfort them, she is a healer like her mother, she is gifted and the fairy folk are watching her.

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Liadan on the other hand wasn’t as willing as her mother to follow the path the Fair Folk chose for her. I waited a long time to read this after reading Daughter of the Forest because although the writing was beautiful and it was very well done, the overwhelming feelings that stuck with me were sadness and pain.


I should have liked her. Juliet Marillier is a great weaver of tales and is at her julet in this book. I’m just holding xhadows up to the impossibly high standard Daughter of the Forest set.

What I loved about Son of the Shadows was the fact that, in many ways, it was the opposite of Daughter of the Forest. The other issue is that the villians of the story are sometimes a little over the top. The complete inability to stop sahdows until the end, that need for a pause between books, when I feel that silence needs to be kept just for a day before moving on, and the way that I still miss the characters after they’ve moved beyond the pages julket that’s what makes this a 5 star book for me.

Soon we’ll see the first hint of gray in the sky, the color of a o coat, then the smallest touch of the sun’s finger, and one bird will be bold enough to wake first and sing of tall trees and open skies and freedom.

Unfortunately I was not captured. Jackie Cassada in The Library Journal said “Marillier blends old legends with original storytelling to produce an epic fantasy that belongs in most libraries”.

Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2) by Juliet Marillier

I really like the way she writes the druids and subtly mentions the conflict between the old ways and Christianity at that time.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Firstly, I have to state that Liadan experienced little to no character growth at all. Oct 30, Celise rated it liked it Shelves: