Son of the Shadows

Son of the Shadows 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 Niamh elder daughter of Sorcha is required to make a strat

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 Niamh, elder daughter of Sorcha, is required to make a strategic marriage, while her sister Liadan, who has the gift of Sight and her mother s talent for healing, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of the Painted Man and hisAfter years of comparative peace, darkness has fallen upon Ulster Trouble is brewing and even those in the heart of the forest are not safe Niamh, elder daughter of Sorcha, is required to make a strategic marriage, while her sister Liadan, who has the gift of Sight and her mother s talent for healing, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of the Painted Man and his warrior band There Liadan begins a journey that is to transform her life.

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Son of the Shadows

  1. Juliet Marillier was born July 27, 1948 in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up surrounded by Celtic music and stories Her own Celtic Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy Juliet was educated at the University of Otago, where she majored in music and languages, graduating BA and a B Mus Hons Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing.Juliet is the author of twenty historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction Juliet s novels and short stories have won many awards Juliet lives in a 110 year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia When not writing, she is active in animal rescue and has her own small pack of needy dogs She also has four adult children and seven grandchildren Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

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  1. OMG I loved this second book in the series I actually listened to it double time on audio and followed along in the book BUT, I was so into the book I didn t mark down any excerpts I hate when I do that This world Juliet Marillier creates is just magical Yes, there are bad things that happen but they always do in most fantasy books She just pulls you into the story and I can t even explain it I m no good at this explaining stuff Maybe if I could record my brain HmmI really hope the rest of the b [...]

  2. Don t you long for something different to happen, something so exciting and new it carries you along with it like a great tide, something that lets your life blaze and burn so the whole world can see it Where do I start How can I put into words the magnitude of Juliet Marillier s writing How can I explain to someone who hasn t lived through her books that Son of the Shadows left me a sobbing mess,that there were scenes so emotionally brutal and devastating that it felt like my heart was ripped f [...]

  3. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsBR with my peeps at Buddies Books and BaublesSpecifically Robin Bridge Four 3.5 starsSometimes when I finish a book I know exactly what I think about it, and the review practically writes itself Other times I finish, thinking that overall I liked the book, but something remains unresolved And the I dwell on it, the issues emerge, until the something evolves into multiple identifiable problems.This is one of those times.That s not to say that Son of the Shadows wasn t [...]

  4. This is my favorite book of all time My copy is dog eared, and I m looking around for another one This was the book that set me off on my love for Juliet Marillier s books The simple elegance of the prose was the perfect voice for Liadan, the main character The love between Bran and Liadan spoke to me the first time I read it and has echoed deeper and deeper with every reading of which there are many In my opinion, this is better than the other two because the characters all have a way of wormin [...]

  5. The second instalment in the Sevensweaters series is like an ugly jumper presented by your most favorite aunt You will never wear it and you will never tell her about it for the sake of good times you spent together.There are six shirts sweaters in the Sevensweaters series The first one was an enchanted one and the moment you put it on, it put you under a spell Needless to say, starting the Son of the Shadows I expected a tale of similar quality What I got instead was a garment badly knitted, ma [...]

  6. It is, for some reason, extraordinarily difficult for me to explain my feelings concerning this novel Son of the Shadows is, as all the reviews proclaim, a worthy follow up to Daughter of the Forest In fact, both novels are so vastly different that it is practically impossible to compare them and, without a doubt, Son of the Shadows is a beautifully written story, just as heart breaking and emotionally impactful as its predecessor Yet, my feelings of awe for this piece are mixed in with guilty d [...]

  7. Buddy read with the amazing Jessica I have believed, for a long time, that the Fair Folk guide our steps That they work their great plans through us But you are not in their scheme Perhaps you hold some sort of key Overall Feelings On Son of Shadows Just like Daughter of the Forest this takes us on a magical and epic journey over years Liadan like her mother is a healer and as with all the children of Sevenwaters has a deep capacity for love Once she finds it she will hold onto it forever no mat [...]

  8. I didn t end up liking this one as much as Daughter of the Forest I feel like with Juliet Marillier, it s a clear case of it s not you, it s me The writing is beautiful, and I love the Irish history and mythology, but these stories will just never be my favorites Sorcha s daughter Liadan is the lead in this sequel, but she s a bit of a carbon copy of her mother She looks exactly like her, she s an herbal healer, she has a brother with whom she shares a special mind link and bond, she falls in lo [...]

  9. 3.25 A buddy read with my friends at FBR Because we love Fantasy Another one of those books I should have been crazy about, but it some how missed the mark with me And this time I know for sure it is me, because I just didn t connect with or liked the main character Although at first glance Sorcha from the first book should have been very much like her daughter Liadan, the main POV here, I rooted for Sorcha and I had a deep connection with her, while Liadan was distant and judgmental, making it [...]

  10. An outstanding book that continues the story of the children of Sevenwaters, and another for my favourites shelf.The story of Sevenwaters continues with the children of Sorcha and Red Whatever idyllic start Sevenwaters gives its children, they certainly are expected to shoulder than their fair share of trial and difficulty as they grow up.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 pr [...]

  11. I devoured this book Once I started reading it, I couldn t stop, and I finished the book in about fifteen hours with breaks in between 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 To explain why this is, I have to start off with my experience with the first book The first book, Daughter of the Forest, was an emotional journey It was a tale about family, sacrifice, suffering, violen [...]

  12. Nada melhor que pegar num livro e devor lo at ao fim como se n o houvesse amanh.Nada de grandes filosofias, nada de duplos sentidos, nada de descri es mon tonas ou escrita complicada Nada aborrecido, tudo fant stico e o que n o perdoa se porque a hist ria envolve e faz sonhar.Sonhar com ambientes de magia, florestas encantadas, criaturas do al m, druidas, feiticeiras, maldi es e encantamentos, as avassaladores capazes de derrubar qualquer contrariedade e triunfar.A autora sabe o que faz, o livro [...]

  13. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2015 01 30 bSon of the Shadows may be the second book of the Sevenwaters series, but it is not a direct sequel Instead, the story follows the youngest daughter of Sorcha, the brave young woman in Daughter of the Forest who was set upon a quest to save her six older brothers from a terrible curse and succeeded Liadan proves to be just as resourceful as her mother when she is abducted by outlaws on the road, managing to maneuver her way out of the di [...]

  14. Son of the Shadows continues the story of the Sevenwaters family, focusing on the next generation Sorcha s children It is not an overt fairy tale retelling like the first book was I waited a long time to read this after reading Daughter of the Forest because although the writing was beautiful and it was very well done, the overwhelming feelings that stuck with me were sadness and pain So I wasn t exactly eager to dive into this sequel even though reviews said it was very different Mostly convinc [...]

  15. O Filho das Sombras das melhores obras que j li Tem todos os ingredientes para deliciar qualquer leitor, seja ele amante do g nero ou n o.Na obra anterior, A Filha da Floresta , fomos apresentados magia de Sevenwaters, s suas gentes e for a que essa linhagem transporta com eles E agora, quando pens vamos que o mal tinha sido derrotado na demanda de Sorcha, come am a surgir sinais que as teias de Lady Oonagh continuam a ser tecidas e uma nova for a e uni o tem que surgir entre o povo de Sevenwate [...]

  16. Son of the Shadows is the second book in Juliet Marillier s captivating Sevenwaters series If you had told me several months ago that any book would measure up to the immediate love I felt for Daughter of the Forest I wouldn t have believed it Son of the Shadows was probably a great book, sure, but just as good Really I wouldn t believe it Until I read it and I had no choice but to face facts Son of the Shadows is every bit the masterpiece that Daughter of the Forest was Rather than attempting t [...]

  17. Son of the Shadows is a worthy follow up to Marillier s Daughter of the Forest While I had some reservations about reading this book mainly because it took me forever to finish the 1st book , the sequel turned out to be a much quicker read.The narrator of this book is Sorcha s younger daughter Liadan 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 [...]

  18. Son of the Shadows is the second book in Juliet Marilee s Sevenwaters Trilogy It continues the story by leaping ahead a number of years, with Sorcha s daughter being the main character of the story I loved the first book Daughter of the Forest , and was looking forward to being captured by this second book Unfortunately I was not captured The second book takes a different approach to story telling compared to the first book The first book was based on one of the Grimm brothers tales, but the sec [...]

  19. Last year I read Daughter of the Forest, the first book in this series, and absolutely loved it So I went into this book with very high hopes Luckily, this book did not disappoint and I still absolutely adore the way Marillier weaves Irish Celtic folklore into a historical setting 10th century Ireland It was really great to read about Liadan and learn what happened at the Sevenwaters after the first book The mix of old and new characters worked really well and the character development was great [...]

  20. In three words heartfelt, dreamy, powerful There s no point in feeling guilty, or worrying about what may come Put one foot before the other, and follow your path That s all we can do When I love the first book of a series, I sometimes worry about whether I ll like the second one as much we re all familiar with second book syndrome and it s always a bit disappointing when a sequel ends up falling short of expectations However, I can safely say that Marillier absolutely delivers with this second [...]

  21. 3.5 stars, leaning to 4 I enjoyed this 2nd book in the Sevenwaters series This time, we follow Liadan, Sorcha s and Iubdan s Hugh daughter as the Fair folk meddle once again in the lives of the Sevenwaters clan Liadan is a healer like her mother, and kind and forthright in her dealings with others Liadan is a twin, with an older sister Niamh Though not gorgeous like her older sister, Liadan has attracted the attention of Eamonn, the head of a neighbouring, important clan Sorcha points out to Lia [...]

  22. Since I reviewed Daughter of the Forest a few weeks back, it seemed only right to close the year out with the sequel 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 It also happens that this is not only one of my very favorite books of all time but one of my favorite winter reads, as the night of Midwinter s Eve plays rather [...]

  23. Meh I wish she hadn t made it a series So why did I give it 3 stars It was well written I like Miss Marillier s prose Now I will proceed to tell you why I gave it three stars instead of five.Son of the Shadows didn t flow well, and the characters were rather bland They read like reheated character ideas she probably had for the last book, but threw out and decided to use for the sequel That may be why this book felt a loooot like the last one forbidden love, healer protagonist, protagonist livin [...]

  24. The world is simple, I think, in its essence Life, death, love, hate Desire, fulfillment Magic.Juliet Marillier s writing is beautiful, but once again I thought the book could ve been shorter without losing anything Add to that my frustration with all of the sometimes frankly idiotic secret keeping, and I ended up liking this book a bit less than the first one.

  25. Se Juliet Marillier n o me conquistou completamente com A Filha da Floresta, f lo certamente com O Filho das Sombras.Gostei de tudo neste livro se houve algo que me desagradou, esqueci o em dois dias o que significa que n o era assim t o relevante Foi bom rever Red, Sorcha e os irm os e conhecer os seus filhos Gostei imenso da Liadan que, apesar da idade, uma mulher corajosa, determinada, generosa, honesta e terra a terra Tamb m adorei o Homem Pintado e o seu bando N o adoram quando vos metem um [...]

  26. This book is one of the reasons why Juliet Marillier is one of my favourite writers This was a face such as I had never seen before, even in the most fanciful of dreams, a face that was, in its way, a work of art For it was light and dark, night and day, this world and the Otherworld On the left side, the face of a youngish man, the skin weathered but fair, the eye gray and clear, the mouth well formed if unyielding in character On all the right side, extending from an undrawn mark down the exac [...]

  27. I had heard that, while the first book in the Sevenwaters series, Daughter of the Forest, was pretty good, the second book, SON OF THE SHADOWS, would blow me away I admit to a bit of good natured skepticism when I was told this Okay, yes, Daughter of the Forest was good, but it s still the same author writing the second book, which is set in the same world, and has similar characters with similar problems, right But no, somehow, miraculously, in an act that seems to defy the unstated law of sequ [...]

  28. This is one author that has gift with words and would not flinch away from writing off her main characters Trying to bring about Reality in Fantasy The worst part is that because of her way with words you think it is the right thing to do They have served their purpose and now its time to move on I am not the one to give away spoilers but I will make an exception here view spoiler Sorcha dies in this book and that too if my math is correct in her mid thirties leaving behind Red Which makes me fe [...]

  29. Son of the Shadows is one of my favorite books out there, and I ve read a lot this is one I just keep coming back to And yet, I find myself agreeing with much of the criticism other reviewers have posted I think this book is great for a particular demographic but certainly not for everyone Technically this is a sequel to Daughter of the Forest, but Son of the Shadows picks up the story a generation down the road with new main characters, and thus it is entirely possible to read it as a standalon [...]

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