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. 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 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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Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4) by Juliet Marillier

May 09, Giedre rated it liked it. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It was so hard to put down, though. I normally dislike family saga series’ and ones where each book is about a different side character from the original but i adore this series.

I thought the writing style hindered the originality of the characters, and that the structure of the book failed to take advantage of the setting. ClodaghCathalMac Dara. The romance in Daughter of the Forest is very subtle and sweet and felt like a realistic, coming of age type thing. Clodagh is not a healer, or a seer, touched by magic, or possessed of any special ability.

Open Preview See a Problem? But beir irks me a lot. This identical voice, coupled with the fact that all of these heroines are quiet, introspective, brave, and gentle, makes the subsequent heroines seem too rehashed from Sorcha. The Best Books of Her father has taught her well, but her education is not yet complete.

Heir to Sevenwaters

Sevenwaters Book 1 Mass Market Paperback: Furthermore, Clodagh is a heroine whose strengths lie in her realistic portrayal. Son of the Shadows is the story of Sorcha’s younger daughter, Liadan Lee-a-dan. I love the way traditional stories get right to the heart of matters and are unafraid to show big themes: There was one unresolved question I had after I finished it. It does not allow male and female psychology to be explored alongside sevenwayers other, and it limits the mode of storytelling quite considerably.


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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The courage to risk her life for her brother, but also the courage to try to be friends with a lonely young man who is not interested in being her friend, who goes out of his way to be prickly and unpleasant, who fights himself at every beir, and who no one believes in.

So I almost wanted to give this 5 stars, but really can’t deny that most of my enthusiasm for this story was out of familiarity with the other books. Jan 26, Liz rated it it was amazing. She is exceptionally good at the ordinary skills expected of a woman of her status, and on top of that she is kind, loving, and a person of strong character.

Similarly, Clodagh is willing enough to look beyond the facade that Cathal puts up and see that he is, in every way, her equal. I loved its glimpses of old friends and its hints of future possibilities.

Clodagh is strong in a very different way than the daughters of Sevenwaters who came before her, but sh I’ve said it before, but each time I re-read a book of Sevenwaters it feels just like coming home for me. We can recognize that what a character says is cryptic and important without being told so. Or the baby might be a girl.

It’s not as if the world at that time was unaware sevenwqters it. Yes, more time had passed in the Otherworld than in the mortal world between Clodagh’s visits, but it seems Cathal didn’t only leave years behind in the Otherworld– he also left anything that truly distinguished him from his, I’ll use the word ‘predecessors. Anyway, I also liked that Clodagh was not a typical heroine.

So, for books where I want to include battles, voyages, and an insight into the masculine world of, say, Viking heeir or Pictish assassins, I use third person. I was under the belief that this book was about Clodagh.


The unnecessary drama is something that tires me in her booksand this one is not an exception. I was sad to finish it, not quite ready to leave that world. Son of the Shadows started out great, but for me lost a lot of it’s steam as it chugged along. I really enjoy the way that JM touches on characters from each generation, showing how time changes things. And plans are made to be altered, of course—characters go their own ways, brilliant ideas occur mid-novel, and what seemed brilliant at the planning stage often turns out to be rubbish.

Son of the Shadows 3. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Mind, the other characters generally had reasons– Sean became a chieftain at 16, Eamonn had a similar lot, Bran was abused as a child, and the list goes on and on. Don’t have a Kindle? Which is what every love interest in this series claims. I also like that she “casually” includes several hints to the continuation of the series.

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Perhaps it will be answered in the next book. She does something extraordinary even though she is very ordinary. As Cathal and Aidan tl to stay at Sevenwaters, Clodagh cannot help but notice how strange and distant Calath is.

I had a difficult time getting through Child of the Prophecy, intriguing and dark as it was, because of the abundance of exposition and long-winded descriptions. To set things to rights for her family and for all the people of Sevenwaters, Clodagh must enter the shadowy Otherworld and confront the powerful prince who sevenwatets rules there.

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