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

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It was by her sacrifice that the spell was broken and her brothers were finally brought home to Sevenwaters. To totally degenerate all men as being controlling and wrong or to tell a story about magic and love, the book could not make up its mind and so it was unsatisfying. They do an awesome job. Want to Read saving…. But as it went along, the similarities faded and Liadan became her own character, and I liked her for it.

The dynamics between the siblings is in ujliet stark dhadows with the previous book in the series. You can let that rule your whole life or you can put it behind you and move on.

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While the love affair is credible, Niamh’s story is far more interesting and with more marilkier to it than the mundane romance between Liadan and the Painted Man. All of the leaders go to a counsel to discuss the feud with the Britons.

I also love that Juliet Marillier begins to explore the theme of genetic inheritance and destiny. In my opinion, this is better than the other two because the characters all have a mraillier of worming themselves into your heart. This makes her insufferable, but I would endure it of not for one more thing: Other books in this series. Aside from his unorthodox looks, he is a deeply wounded man with a shadow marilpier and many aches which only Liadan can heal.

One thing I really loved was view spoiler [ reading about a character who had a baby. Liam was indeed killed by a Britons arrow and his nephew Sean takes control of Sevenwaters.

After years shadowd comparative peace, darkness has fallen upon Ulster. The main problem is that Marillier simply rehashes many of the main plot points from the first book: It’s several years after the action of book 1, and the Britons are still a concern, with Liadan’s male relatives forging alliances to build a large enough force to push the Britons out.


Liadan, the main character, is the model marllier. The story, though a bit light on the magic and heavy on the romantic, is reminiscent of Jennifer Roberson’s Chesuli series.

Which I think was a good thing, because it puts you more in Liadan’s mind, who is having a similar problem. A man with no past, no future, and a matillier only in the harsh moments he chooses as his due.

The attraction between Liadan and Bran is prevalent hsadows soon as they meet gazes. He is in terrible danger. She is a healer of mind, body and spirit.

So their union was forbidden by blood. The series is made up of two novels, julidt and “Foxmask. Her lifelong interest in myth, legend, folklore and traditional music is a strong influence on both style and theme in her writing. The first one was an enchanted one and the moment you put it on, it put you under a spell. Son of the Shadows is different from the first book, but in a good way. He also tells her the truth of why they could not wed. Marillier plays around more with her characters and plot with this one, having freer reign to do as she pleases with the story.

But I just can’t get crazy fangirly on this one. Up till her 16th year, the life has been good to the family, but suddenly things are starting to change for the worse – Sorcha is sick and has months to live; a dangerous outlaw called the Painted Man is close-by and threatens to unsettle Sevenwaters’ alliances; Niamh, Liadan’s beautiful older sister, is caught having an affair with a wrong-wrong man.

And that despite the pain and the agony ,I felt pure in the end? Jjliet gathers all around him under his protective shade like a great forest tree.

Sorcha points out to Liadan that Liadan seems to be outside of the roles and rules of the Fair Folk’s endeavours, which may allow her to make her own choices. There are some happier endings than others and like life no one gets everything they want, some very hard choices had to be made.


Sorcha and Red were magic. It made me wonder why it took me so long to read this second installment marillker the Julirt series, though the answer came to me pretty quickly as I was reading.

Son of the Shadows

The nice thing about Son of Shadows is that it starts out a little faster than Daughter of the Forest. It lacks a little something that Daughter of the Forest had, but it is an excellent novel in shados own right and it is one that I know I will return to and re-read in a marilllier years, shados time without that added expectation, and perhaps I marilpier, after all, find it to be just as good as its predecessor at long last.

Who is this person who will save Erin, is still not clear, but I am definitely eager to find out and therefore will read Child of the Prophecy. I really hope the OMG! View Full Version of PW.

In addition to the themes itself, Son of the Shadows contains a very different kind of romance. Maybe it’s the tortured soul thing, maybe it’s whatever it is in women that makes them like bad boys, but as much as I liked Bran as a character, and even as a love interest at timesI would never in a million years compare their romance to Sorcha’s and Red’s, or claim to like anyone more.

Liadan is instantly likable, probably the most likable of all the three children Red and Sorcha had together.

Juliet now writes full time. Wolfskin Foxmask That’s not to say Reviewed by: I really like that these are tales of families and all the joy and complications that come from that.

This is one I could read over and over! I really like the way she writes the druids and subtly mentions the conflict between the old ways and Christianity at that time.

View all 19 comments. Just like Sorcha, Liadan is a strong and admirable heroine.

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