Her father, Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, faces his own difficulties as warring factions threaten his borders. When Aisling gives birth to a son—a new heir to. Heir to Sevenwaters is the fourth book of the Sevenwaters series. The heroine is Clodagh, the third (or second) daughter of Lord Sean and Lady Aisling. Heir to Sevenwaters is the first spin-off of The Sevenwaters Trilogy, written by Juliet Marillier. Clodagh, one of the six daughters of Lord Sean of .

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She is raised on the coast in Kerry by her single father, a powerful sorcerer. Usually she wraps up a story completely and the following book tackles new characters that are in some way related to the previous story.

Heir to Sevenwaters

I started out liking this book. She is very practical and very responsible, two virtues that remind me so much of Jenica from Wildwood Dancing. Flame of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier.

Flame follows Maeve, one of Lord Sean’s daughters, on her return to Sevenwaters after ten years away at Harrowfield. While Clodagh and Cathal slowly, tortuously, fall in love, the perfection of their union is made all the more obvious. But that actually brings me to another point…. And the baby, too Although I did not find it quite as good as Son of the Shadows and Child of the ProphecyHeir to Sevenwaters was still a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read.

Cathal is a great hero, and I love the strong female main character and her quest.

I love Juliet Marillier’s other books, but everyone was right that this seevenwaters really is the best. All this in an atmosphere full of romance created by the writer’s particularly beautiful and emotional writing, which of course characterizes the whole series and makes us loving it.

Sure, Mac Dara seemed to get his kicks from making his son miserable, but again, the whole business just seems…. Though Clodagh isn’t gifted as a seer or with magical abilities, she is perceptive to the Otherworldly beings that share the forest around lf home, sometimes seeing things others can’t.

My primary focus is always on the characters and their relationships. That is not the type of human heroism i was anticipating. Lists with This Book.


This is the line of thinking Ms Marillier pursued ever since thereby killing her own stories. She graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in languages and music, and has had a varied career that includes teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies. Johnny can’t be gay! Jan 03, Katie Mcsweeney rated it it was ok Shelves: Wolfskin Foxmask In actuality, I don’t. I mean, I guess that’s better than him accepting their union when they come back from the Otherworld, saying it’s ‘meant to be’ or some idyllic, unrealistic crap like that, but I still feel that killing him off was a bit excessive.

Juliet’s novels and short stories have won many awards. I love her diction, her rhythm, her fairytale tone. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I liked most of the characters because I knew them from the previous stories Nov 04, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: Sorcha saved her brothers from the curse of a wicked sorceress, despite the toll it took on her; Liadan had the courage although balls might be a better word to make her own path in life and break the pattern set by the Fair Folk, and essentially was the reason Child of the Prophecy took place; and Fainne both initially aided her wicked grandmother and helped destroy her– she found the strength to right the wrongs of both her ancestor and herself.

The Fair Folk are no longer quite as kind as they were towards past generations, though. Although, after a point, it would be difficult to come up with new tales, I know the story I’m going to tell her when I see her next. Overall, this is still a very good book, and I would recommend it to fantasy fans. I’d unfasten her clothing and lie with her on that hard bed, and what was between us would be as far above the ordinary congress between man and woman as the stars are above their pale reflections in the lake below.

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Like all of us, I suppose, except Muirrin, because the first one must be special. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Once I conceive the idea for a new novel, I do masses of research, not just history, but the mythology of the time and culture, plant sevenwzters animal lore, geography, language, clothing, weaponry and so on. One who is, thankfully, no Disney character like Lady Oonagh but og and cunning, a true force to be reckoned with.


All sevnwaters books are narrated in the first person by young women of the family. Is Marillier just trying to normalize homosexuality or is she just jumping on the current pro-gay bandwagon? Together, Clodagh and Cathal risk everything as they face the Lord of the Oak hir bargain for their lives. Be prepared for setbacks and knock-backs. Additionally, old characters are still very much present and it was a pleasant surprise to see Ciaran play such a vital role, both in this book and hopefully in the rest of this new trilogy.

Cathal is a warrior from Johnny’s team and the childhood friend of Aidan.

Son of the Shadows is the story of Sorcha’s younger daughter, Liadan Lee-a-dan. I also noticed in Heir to Sevenwaters that Marillier has developed a very annoying habit in which Clodagh hears a character usually Cathal say something mysterious, and then immediately spends a few pages ruminating over every possible meaning of this mysterious quote. Now, Lord Sean’s hir are growing and the house is a circle of joy for Lady Aisling is expecting again and this time, she is certain that her child is the long sevenwatrrs son and heir to Sevenwaters.

Seer of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier. I think Marillier can do much od. Heir to Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier. Whereas the first three books in this series were full of constant strife and issues such as rape, abuse, and sexual harassment to name a few, the problems Marillier tackles in this installment are far lighter.

Views Read Edit View history. That’s not to suggest the Sevenwaters series is the above, it’s so much more. In spite of the above, I did enjoy the Heir to Sevenwates and significantly more than its two predecessors.

Always an embodiment of selfless service, always dutiful, reliable and responsible.