SON OF THE SHADOWS. Juliet Marillier, Author SON OF THE SHADOWS Juliet Mari $ (p) ISBN 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. 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.

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Son of the Shadows : Book Two of the Sevenwaters Trilogy

She reveals this to her father Iubdan and she convinces Bran that his future might lie in returning to his roots mafillier Harrowfield in Briton, while his men talk of setting up a school for warriors. Just another one of those perfect books I read before I started reviewing books and then sort of shied away from reviewing because it’s well nigh impossible to do justice to a book you have all the feelings jjliet, you know? If Daughter of the Forest is an epic tale of sacrifice and courage, this sequel is more of a historical romance, only it is a million times better than an average historical bodice-ripper – with complex and compelling characters, wonderful Irish lore, and beautiful scenes of love, bravery, loyalty, and death.

And that despite the pain and the agony ,I felt pure in the end? I felt how tight strung his body mrillier I sensed his terror, and how he fought to conquer it. Read more Read less.

Liadan is the child that was born outside of the predicted pattern and is much freer in making choices for her future. He gathers all around him under his protective shade like a great forest tree. This was why they were not allowed to wed and that he could never be a druid since he carried the blood of the sorceress Lady Oonagh.

And though there were times I loved his obsessive need for control and his callousness, and there were times that I could see it crack and even feel pity for him, there were also times when I was just wanted to be done with him. And when she comes up against those constraints, she devises ways of holding onto those she has called hers. The propelling events of the story happen almost immediately and carry Liadan into her destiny which was a little unexpected.


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In this novel, Liadan grows up in Sevenwaters with her ujliet brother Sean and her older sister Niamh.

There were other things that worked but didn’t work for me, too. They were an interesting element, and I really liked it. When I was gearing up for the Buddy Read, several people told me that they loved this book even more than Daughter of the Forest.

There are times when she despairs mxrillier she is only another powerless woman in a world full of unthinking men, and yet she refuses to give in.

How can I explain to someone who hasn’t lived through her books that Son of the Shadows left me a sobbing mess ,that there were scenes so emotionally brutal and devastating that it felt like my heart was ripped from my chest and squeezed until there was no blood left?

It is subtle and even believable in a sense where sorcerers and druids use nature to influence their surroundings. My copy is dog-eared, and I’m looking around for another one. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Liadan has a twin brother who is being raised to be the next Lord of Sevenwaters and with whom she has this deep mental connection and closeness. They read like reheated character ideas she probably had for the last book, but threw out and decided to use for the sequel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


She is a reflection of both Sorcha and Red and I saw it in marrillier of her choices and actions. And though the outlook is bleak, and the people around her may not be entirely what they seem, the light of hope still burns as does Liadan’s formidable will to survive.


For all that, Son of the Shadows was an enjoyable read, almost as much as Daughter of the Forest. Buddies Books and Baubles Specifically: It is not entirely a bad thing either but I really would have enjoyed seeing Bran battle someone first hand. The mix of old and new characters worked really well and the character development w Last year I read Daughter of the Forestthe first book in this series, and absolutely loved it.

I love that it’s set in 10th century Ireland. Liadan demonstrates the same fortitude her mother displayed in Daughter of the Forest as she makes her way through a path of treachery and hurt in order An outstanding book that continues the story of the children of Sevenwaters, and another for my favourites shelf. She just pulls you into the story and I can’t even explain it.

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

He is in terrible danger. Arguing with him was almost enjoyable. This is more a tale of mending long time hurts and discovering a new path in life that might be different than what you always expected for yourself.

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