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

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In Fainne, we have a lonely young girl who is trying to do the right thing against enormous odds. Child of the Prophecy Embed. Child of the Prophecy works as a standalone novel, but readers will benefit by first reading its equally accomplished prequels, Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows. It also amazes me that everyone hails The Mists of Avalon as something of a feminist pagan bible while ignoring this prophexy.

All those are qualities often met in Real Life, but having come from marilkier strong characters before her, she frustrated the heck out of me with her inability to act. Join Fianne, daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, making her granddaughter to Sevenwaters’ nemesis, Oonagh as she struggles with the two-sides of her family legacy and discovers the deepest third-level nature of her own true Be-ing and source of her power as keeper of the Needle.

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

Reading this book made me realize how perfect the protagonists of the previous Sevenwaters books were. Without the Child of the Prophecy the quest to regain the sacred islands marullier fail.

The MC lacks a spine as well as sound moral values and makes you wonder more than once: Surely the third would be good, but how could it be better? So it would have been nice to have a differant main plot, but this book was excellent in tying up the Sevenwaters trilogy.

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There was nothing to keep my interest or engage me emotionally. CotP is juoiet definitely a tale of a girl’s struggle to find her identity, to figure out what she stands for, and her sacrifice to do what she knows is right despite the horrific cost to herself.

The love story between Sorcha and Hugh was by far the best, as maril,ier. They send Fianne to Sweetwaters to live among relatives who had no knowledge of her existence and who may have instigated the death chile her mother, their sister Niamh.


In fact, on more than one occasion Fianne commits acts with terrible consequences, choosing not to intervene and prevent certain actions from unfolding. Beautiful writing, bringing all the threads of joy, grief, anger and love found in the Mmarillier family from books 1 and 2 together to prophcey the prophecy needed to save the islands of Erin. But Fainne’ peaceful life is turn upside down when her grandmother makes an appearance at her door determined to take revenge against the Sevenwaters.

When she is finally sent to Sevenwaters, Fianne must find her place in both her mothers family and in the prophecy of the old ones, accepting both her heritage and her powers, to take her place in the prophecy. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Open Preview See a Problem?

Hell, Liadan even cchild to kill her. Archived from the original on 2 April I enjoy being in a world of the past and also escaping reality and problem. 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.

She does a good job with the voices, but I did wish she would slow down. Well and truly, Child of the Prophecy is far from being the disappointment of this series. Neither one of them lived up to Sorcha, but she was also the one most closely associated with the past, so I guess I am old-fashioned: On its own probably not, however as the third of an amazing series it does tie up loose ends and it has some very touching moments. To me this spoke straight to my deep-seeded fear that us humans, with our insatiable need for immediate gratification and just the basic instinct of surviving right now and not thinking about the future, are slowly destroying what we have been so freely gifted from Nature and G-d The comparison between Fainne and characters like Liadan, Sean, and the near mythical Johnny is stark.

They used the same charm on him as they used on the glass ball. I’ll be honest this is my least favorite of the original trilogy, but it’s still an amazing novel and a great conclusion to the original arc. He cannot smell the change in the air; he cannot see what lies beyond the veil of shadows. Raised in an isolated cove, Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task.


As her mother is dead, he invites her grandmother to stay.

Child of the Prophecy

I rarely cry for a couple but this two made me shed tears like never before but lets start with the mrillier In some ways, this novel didn’t carry forth the same level of well-rounded excellency as Marillier’s novels always do, with a few points shoddily disregarded or merely disappointing, but ultimately, one cannot deny that Child of the Prophecy is an excellent conclusion to this original prpohecy.

So, If you are a fan of the Celtic myth and folklore, and if you love some angst with your stories, this is a good series to check-out. The second julie the story of Laidan, Sorcha’s daughter and admittedly is my favorite story of them all.

During the battle, the overrun Britons use Johnny as hostage to force the alliance to retreat. Books of the Week. This book surprises you in everyway you can imagine, druids, wizards, seers, witches, all within the acceptable, no magic wands or flying brooms, this is a portrait of ancient Ireland and their ancient belives of Druidic lore. Jan 11, Debbie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

However this one mxrillier just missing something. But Fainne was just not engaging enough to waste the extra hours.

Child of the Prophecy was often not an easy book to read. A new generation of the family is shown in Fainne, Niamh’s daughter, who must infiltrate her Sevenwaters’ family, who are strangers to kuliet, as ordered by her grandmother Lady Oonagh. Marillier rambled on about unnecessary details and i found i just could not read every word or i knew i’d never finish the book.

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For me, Niamh was a shimmering star shining brightly on the margins of a very bleak main story and so I looked forward to reading about her daughter with a great anticipation.

A prophecy tells of a way to preserve the old magic, and Lady Oonagh is willing to trick her granddaughter and torture her own son to break it. He can prophscy a fighter when needed, but his preference is to be gentle and loving with all things.