Son of the Shadows

Son of the Shadows

Paperback - 2002
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Son of the Shadows , the second book in Juliet Marillier's award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy

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.

Publisher: New York : Tor Fantasy, 2002, c2001
Edition: First mass market edition
ISBN: 9780765343260
Characteristics: xv, 590 pages ;,18 cm.


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May 28, 2019

2nd Book of Sevenwaters Series

Jan 30, 2019

I am working my way through this series for my second time. Great story-telling! Not so good for bed-time reading because I stay up too late turning the pages.
This time around, I’m feeling a bit discomfited by the “romantic love” ideal portrayed. The selfless woman tending the wounded, abusive man until he “heals” and they become soul mates for all time. Meh....I’ve seen women stay in abusive relationships for far too long believing in this notion. Cynical me? Maybe....I just wish fairy tales would offer more realistic portrayals of relationships. Nonetheless, the storytelling is good enough to keep me engaged; I won’t be recommending it to my feminist friends.

Jun 20, 2016

She is an amazing storyteller, and this is a very engaging, competent and honest protagonist. Can't wait for the third in the series.

Apr 22, 2012

Juliet marillier is an excellent author. She has a way of putting together stories that touch your heart. Emotional,surprising twists, human betrayal, deep love, courage and cowardice. But most of all the love and trusts of the bond between siblings. A very good series.

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