Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

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7 Critic Reviews

Son of the Shadows is a well-written and emotionally engaging story. It feels bloodier and less magical than Daughter of the Forest, but it’s pretty good anyway...
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Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures. It is from her sacrifice that Sorcha's brothers were brought home to their ancestral fortress Sevenwaters, and her life has known much joy. But not all the brothers were able to fully escape the spell that transformed them into swans, and it is left to Sorcha's daughter Liadan to help fulfill the destiny of the Sevenwaters clan. Beloved child and dutiful daughter, Liadan embarks on a journey that shows her just how hard-won was the peace that she has known all her life. Liadan will need all of her courage to help save her family, for there are dark forces and ancient powers conspiring to destroy this family's peace--and their world. And she will need all of her strength to stand up to those she loves best, for in the finding of her own true love, Liadan's course may doom them all . . . or be their salvation.
 

About Juliet Marillier

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JULIET MARILLIER is the author of several highly popular fantasy novels for adults, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles. She is also the author of the teen novels Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Tor Books.
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Publishers Weekly

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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Apr 16 2008

Beautifully written, the second in the Sevenwaters trilogy continues a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny

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Examiner

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Reviewed by Leah Ammons on Jul 23 2010

An excellent novel for those who love historical fiction and fantasy. Readers will be unable to put the book down, and I believe, will be thrilled by the theme of love conquers all.

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RT Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Kelly Rae Cooper on Mar 24 2013

In a magical voyage to a lyrical land, Ms. Marilliers words embody the Celtic spirit. The exquisite poetry of the story is carefully balanced with strong characterizations and more than a nod to Irish mythology.

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All About Romance

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Juliet Marillier's second novel Son Of Shadows is not only the perfect sequel to the first novel in her Sevenwaters trilogy, Daughter Of The Forest, but the perfect complement to it as well.

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SF Site

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Son of the Shadows has a distinct middle-of-the-trilogy feel. The story, while reasonably self-contained, is often too transparently a vehicle to manipulate themes and characters into position for the final volume.

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on Jan 21 2002

SON OF THE SHADOWS is a powerful brew centering on love, war, and magic in such a wonderful way that the plot and its key charcaters enchant the audience into a one sitting read.

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Fantasy Literature

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Reviewed by Kelly Lasiter on Jan 04 2008

Son of the Shadows is a well-written and emotionally engaging story. It feels bloodier and less magical than Daughter of the Forest, but it’s pretty good anyway...

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