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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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It goes beyond that. This is my favorite book of all time. Firstly, I have to state that Liadan experienced little to no character growth at all. Aside from his unorthodox looks, he is a deeply wounded man with a shadow past and many aches which only Liadan can heal. I love Liadan for her unapologetic strength and desire to earn what she wants from lifeā€”not take what life others would give to her. However, I guess this is the whole point – none are perfect and all new generations have to solve some old wrongs and get new wrongs done to be dealt by the next generations Retrieved from ” https: Juliet is currently working on a new trilogy set in the north of Britain in the time of the Picts.

The propelling events of the story happen almost immediately and carry Liadan into her destiny which was a little unexpected. The second book in the series, Son of the Shadowswon the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel. She currently lives in a rural area of Western Australia, sharing her house with a cat and a dog.

Forbidden love with some passionate embracesdeception, tourture, betrayal and magic. Liadan is a twin, with an older sister Niamh. It felt like he was gone forever and I missed him.

This leaves people feeling betrayed, alliances broken and new patterns are being created, for good or ill. It’s also a question the adults refuse to answer. 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 to protect what she loves.


Niamh has great beauty and is ‘expected’ to wed Eamonn, a neighbouring chieftain. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Liadan at first only complains about Niamh’s flaws and incessantly compares herself with the older girl in a way that transforms all Niamh’s qualities into vices, then her feelings of being superior culminate in betrayal even though she never explicitly admits to being the main reason for the terrible events that unfold in the bookfollowed by an agreement to the unfair treatment Niamh was forced to suffer confessing that she “had scarce given her [sister] a moment’s thought” since bidding her farewell.

It made me wonder why it took me so long to read this second installment to the Sevenwaters series, though the answer came to me pretty quickly as I was reading. View all 10 comments. Views Read Edit View history.

Also, I admit that I was feeling pretty frustrated with the relationship between Liadan and Bran. There are some happier endings than others and like life no one gets everything they want, some very hard choices had to be made. I was expecting more epic feats of human endurance, something that would twist and overturn my heart.

One bird brave enough to sing of tall trees and open skies and freedom. Here we are able to see how this family was not ripped apart one generation prior, it has been slowly fraying for generations past.

Juliet Marillier achieved international recognition in with the publication of her award-winning novel “Daughter of the Forest. It is all grand if you are an ardent fan of Celtic folklore. She is a reflection of both Sorcha and Red and I saw mzrillier in all of her choices and actions. From others and from himself. View Full Version of PW. Juliet Marillier consegue conquistar-nos de vez com este segundo volume da trilogia.

I really liked Daughter of the Forestand there have definitely been repetitive series that I have loved anyway, but I got bored a few times in this one.


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 for, you know? With the Brits and Christianity becoming more and more prevalent and taking over sacred Isles, the magic traditions and existence are threatened and Sorcha and her family have become of interest to all players involved, being used as a tool on one side or the other.

In Daughter of the Forest this happened near the beginning and while Sorcha was alone before meeting Red. Her love interest, Bran, is a great characters too. I don’t mean this from a “too much for my delicate sensibilities” standpoint, because I don’t have those.

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She reveals this to her father Iubdan and she convinces Bran that his future might lie in returning to his roots at Harrowfield in Briton, while his men talk of setting up a school for warriors. Son of the Shadows is every bit the masterpiece that Daughter of the Forest was. They were julidt more physical than Sorcha and Red, which was a refreshing change, but they also faced less hardships.

Instead you’re left with a character you don’t like, and thus have a hard time drumming up sympathy for when she becomes a victim. Don’t have a Kindle?

There were two scene in particular that just gutted me. After Bran leaves, Liadan has a vision of her Uncle Liam’s death; a vision of Eamonn telling Aisling that she marrillier not marry Sean and then her suicide. Folks stood hushed around the hearth to hear her tell them after a long julet work, and marveled at the bright tapestries she wove with her words.

Secrets and betrayals came to light,one by one,threading a web of isolation and anger.