Daughter of the Forest

Daughter of the Forest Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters Bereft of a mother she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her Sorcha is the light in their lives

Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha s joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers witLovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha s joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift by staying silent If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all

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  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. Warning Mention of rape and discussion of such follows.I gave this book four stars so obviously I did enjoy it There are actually many, many enjoyable elements to this book and I promise to get to them in a momentI found myself so COMPLETELY annoyed with Daughter of the Forest though I really enjoyed the book We are treated to the terrible acts committed against Sorcha and it s rather graphic at moments Yet when it comes to consensual, loving sex nothing Fade to black the moment they enter the b [...]

  2. Real life is not quite as it is in stories In the old tales, bad things happen, and when the tale has unfolded and come to its triumphant conclusion, it is as if the bad things had never been Life is not as simple as that, not quite Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest The above quote, hands down, sums up Daughter of the Forest for me Yes, this is a fairy tale, but it also speaks truth about life about how once you go forward, you cannot go back to the beginning because things are never the [...]

  3. First let me give a shout out to the rapists and dog killer abusers in the book with a gif below Now let s crack on with a short review So Sorcha was not born the seventh son She was born a daughter with 6 older brothers Finbar, Liam, Cormack, Conor, Padriac and Diarmid These brothers take care of Sorcha and I forgot to mention she s a healer Well, one day their father brings home the evil sorceress that is to be the wicked stepmother Yeah, she puts an ole curse on the brothers and such Sorcha h [...]

  4. Reviewed by Rabid Reads4.5 starsEverything I could tell you about Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier can be summed up in a single paragraph from the story itself If I were telling this tale, and it were not my own, I would give it a neat, satisfying ending In such stories, there are no loose ends There are no unraveled edges and crooked threads Daughters do not give their hearts to the enemy The wicked do not simply disappear, taking with them the satisfaction of vengeance Young men do [...]

  5. I love Ireland and love retellings, so this was all sorts of enchanting.Sorcha is the seventh daughter of a seventh son and has 6 older brothers A few of them communicate mentally and there are hints of fae and magic woven throughout the druidic Irish setting It s a long story, but basically young Sorcha s brothers are turned into swans and she has to remain silent for years as she spins a thorny plant into shirts so they can be human again It s a truly miserable, isolating task and the story ge [...]

  6. All that he had of her was his memory,where he held every moment,every single moment that she had been his.That was all he had,to keep out the loneliness Daughter of the Forest is one of those books.The ones that are scored on my heart,the ones that caused both my awe and respect for the story and for the author.For it takes a tremendous amount of talent and soul to write such a book.I recall the tale of the Six Swans,I remember being a little girl watching the animated version,and it made me so [...]

  7. 4.7 starsAside from a couple of minor qualms, Daughter of the Forest is pretty much an example of an almost perfect debut novel.This book is a beautiful retelling of the Celtic Swans myth, which has been familiar to me since childhood through the Hans Christian Andersen s version The Wild Swans Sorcha is the seventh child and the only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters When Colum remarries after being widowed for almost 13 years, the evil stepmother and witch puts a dreadful spell on Sorcha s [...]

  8. Incredible I know I ve said I ve been speechless when reading books before, but this time, I genuinely don t have the words to express what a masterpiece this novel is I actually finished this novel early today morning, at around 1 30, but it was only at 2 30 ish that I actually got up to go to sleep I couldn t get this story out of my head I simply kept thinking about it If Juliet Marillier hadn t already made a fan out of me with Heart s Blood, then I d be tripping over myself to fall at her f [...]

  9. I have always loved the fairy tale about the sister with numerous brothers who had a wicked stepmother who enchanted her brothers to turn them into birds The number of brothers and the type of birds can vary I have seen it with ravens and with swans In Daughter of the Forest, Ms Marillier used the version in which the heroine has six brothers and they are all turned into swans I must say I truly enjoyed and devoured this heartbreaking, emotionally wrenching novel based on that fairy tale I like [...]

  10. It has taken me forever to get to this review because I was just not sure how I could possibly pack everything I felt during this book into coherent words stuck together that would even possibly do it justice I still don t think that I will be able to manage it but I ll try.Daughter of the Forest DoF takes an old Irish legend fairy tale and breathes new life into it I was not familiar at all with the original version of this story so I cannot comment on how closely it follows but I will say this [...]

  11. What a breathtakingly beautiful book It s hard to describe Daughter of the Forest It is a fantasy, a historical, and a romance It reads like a fable or a fairy tale It has all the elements of a fairy tale the evil stepmother, a fairy godmother sort of , an enchantment, an impossible task to accomplish, a prince charming, and a happily ever after.This has to be my all time favorite book now I was captivated by the story, mesmerized by the voice of Sorcha, our heroine I did not put this book down [...]

  12. The pages of this book flow like a river of sorrow and anguish, and pain, and loneliness, courage, and hope, and an unyielding love But the stream is strong so once the current of the Six Swans retelling has caught you, you will be there, held like under a spell and unable to stop It is not an easy tale but, oh, a beautiful one.The fairy tale is known, and so I am not spoiling anything by telling you that Daughter of the Forest tells us a story of Sorcha, the youngest child of the Lord of Sevenw [...]

  13. How do you know when a book is a great book When the line between reality and fiction begins to blur, so that you could be sitting on a sunny balcony off a busy street, and still feel like you are in the cool, dark confines of the ancient Irish forests When you are struck with sympathetic muteness because talking means the difference between life and death for the heroine, and it takes an actual, conscious effort to unlock your throat and answer when someone calls out to you When you suddenly fi [...]

  14. No RatingI cannot fairly rate this book so I m going to leave it as it is I was originally attracted by the high ratings and positive reviews but I discovered early on that, for whatever reason, this book simply isn t for me I couldn t appreciate the story enough to read on and that is why I won t insult it by giving the kind of low rating I usually give to abandoned books In this instance, it was definitely me and not the story or writing.

  15. Trigger Warning Sexual AssaultIt was very difficult for me to give this book a star rating First off, I want to say that I enjoyed this story a lot and found it very enchanting I didn t want to put it down and I will be continuing on with the series I really enjoyed the writing and I thought the cast of characters was very intriguing and really pulled you in to the story The novel did lull in a couple of places, but that didn t impact my enjoyment of the book I did listen to the audio book which [...]

  16. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2015 01 30 bIn the second half of 2014, I read Juliet Marillier for the first time The book was Dreamer s Pool and as soon as I closed the cover on the last page, I asked myself the question most readers ask themselves right after they finish an amazing read Why have I waited so long to read this author And inevitably, the next thought is I must read I know I say that a lot and I don t always follow through, at least not right away But something a [...]

  17. 3.5 stars Wondrously evocative and lyrical Enthralling Suspenseful Redundant Too redundant This is a popular romantic fairy tale, found in the Young Adult and Juvenile shelves Yet I question that classification, as there s agraphically adult scene disturbing as explained in spoiler further below.Major spoilers are tagged and hidden Daughter of the Forestis an ber extended take on The Six Swans, set in medieval Ireland, when Druidic and Christian cultures first started to overlap.Sorcha of Sevenw [...]

  18. Amazing If I wasn t sure before, this book solidifies Juliet Marillier as one of my very favourite authors The story of Sorcha and her trials as she works to free her six brothers from enchantment is painful and gut wrenching While it doesn t all result in a traditional fairy tale ending, the story does deliver what feels right and true to our own experiences No one can live through what Sorcha and her brothers do without being irrevocably changed.Marillier s writing is perfect as usual, and he [...]

  19. I just want to say that I have very mixed feelings about this book It is one of my favorite love stories of all time It is not some mere trite story It is meaningful and deep However be warned, it does have what I have referred to before as content There is a part near the beginning where she is abused Skip it There is a part at the very end after they are married There you go So if you read it, and want to come away unscathed, be careful Start at the part where Red finds her maybe start somewhe [...]

  20. Such a gem to read and have on your bookshelf, full of magic and mysticism, love and romance One the most beautifully crafted books I ve read in a long time, the story line is very simple and has been written about in other reviews ,what makes it extra special is the voice of the narrator Sorcha sor ca , she tells her story with such a simple yet very emotive voice that can bring the reader to tears in just a few beautifully put together words Altho this is a hefty book it didn t seem to matter, [...]

  21. I would not recommend it, especially to young adults The story was beautifully woven and the writing is very engrossing, but there is graphic description of abuse that did not strengthen the book and was very unnecessary It pretty much ruined the book for me.

  22. I have three words to describe this bookautiful, heartbreaking and enchanting Okay maybe four words if you count and This book is something special and it has made its way to my favorite books ever shelf If this is a book you re interested in then stop right now and read it It s that good Juliet Marillier is an amazing writer and this will be a book that I will never forget She creates amazing imagery through her writing and you ll find yourself swept off to another land in no time Sorcha and he [...]

  23. RE READ December 20175 5 stars You will find the way, daughter of the forest Through grief and pain, through many trials, through betrayal and loss, your feet will walk a straight path I cannot even begin to explain how much I love this book It is definitely one of my all time favourite books, and may even take out that top spot I remember absolutely adoring this book the first time I read it, but all the emotions have come rushing back to me this time I am overwhelmed with how downright gorgeou [...]

  24. If you are looking for a review that is about the plot and characters, you ll have to look elsewhere However, these are my thoughts on my experience of reading this book This is now one of my favorite books It was amazing There are several reasons I loved this book but there is one that explains all the others somehow I really identified with the protagonists even though on the surface I am nothing like her However, I must have found something in her to identify with because I actually cried wh [...]

  25. I went from to this,to this,to this,There are books that you take little sips from then are those you devour this a little bit of both It s intricately told with a cast of characters each as nuanced as the other that I couldn t help but get drawn in That it s lengthy is of no issue, in fact, I loved that aspect of it Particularly since it allowed the reveal of who was close to whom and which sibling had what role But this is mainly about Sorcha though, youngest of the seven among whom she s a sp [...]

  26. I am a great lover of fantasy but I am discovering that I prefer my fantasy books to be original and not based on fairy tales One notable exception being Cinder and its sequels Fairy tales are known for their cruelty and hardship and Daughter of the Forest is quite relentless in this respect It may be that the book was just a bit too long and Sorcha s tedious task seemed to take forever However I was uncomfortable with several of the scenes and wished they had not occurred I won t be continuing [...]

  27. It s been such a long time since one book has made me feel one strong emotion from another From tears to rage This book will make you feel something wether you like it or not This was an beauitful book with sometimes some harsh underlining factors that made me cringe and at one time wanna rip out the pages, but as I read I couldn t help by be drawn even deeply into the story.I won t lie and say I wasn t PO d at the abuse Sorcha suffered but your showed she was stronger and was able to beat anyt [...]

  28. 5 Stars I absolutely adored this book It may be of a 4.5 star book overall, but I think it may be a new favorite so I m just giving it a 5 star rating because I loved it so This book is haunting, beautiful, and it brought me to tears on than one occasion This was extremely different from other adult fantasy books I have been reading lately, and I think it was a really pleasant change It felt in some ways like I was reading a Gail Carson Levine book for adults and about a billion times darker C [...]

  29. The time has come I knew that at some point I would have to review Daughter of the Forest Do you ever go through your book reviews and realize you haven t reviewed one of your favorite books of all time And the reason is simply that you read it before reviewing was even a twinkle in your eye You may have talked about it here, there, and everywhere You may have heckled dear friends shamelessly until they broke down and read it But you haven t actually reviewed it And the other day I realized that [...]

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