Child of the Prophecy

Child of the Prophecy

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Baker & Taylor
In the epic conclusion of The Sevenwaters Trilogy, the old magic is fading, the ways of humankind are banishing the Old Ones, and Ireland is threatened with the loss of its mystical roots, and it is up to Fianne, the daughter of Niamh, to solve the riddles of power and to battle the evil of her grandmother, the wicked sorceress Oonagh.

McMillan Palgrave
Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core.

The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them... as well as great sorrow.

It is up to Fianne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power. A shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, she finds that her way is hard: She is the granddaughter of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows and seeks to destroy all that Sevenwaters has striven for. Oonagh will use Fianne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done.

Will Fianne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?


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Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core.

The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them... as well as great sorrow.

It is up to Fianne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power. A shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, she finds that her way is hard: She is the granddaughter of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows and seeks to destroy all that Sevenwaters has striven for. Oonagh will use Fianne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done.

Will Fianne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?
Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core.

The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them... as well as great sorrow.

It is up to Fianne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power. A shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, she finds that her way is hard: She is the granddaughter of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows and seeks to destroy all that Sevenwaters has striven for. Oonagh will use Fianne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done.

Will Fianne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?


Blackwell North Amer
Magic is fading...and the ways of Man are conspiring to drive all the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and with their loss the land will lose an essential core if nothing is done.
The prophecies that were foretold so long ago say that there is a way to prevent this horror and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the very lifeblood of the land... and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy - and sorrow - to them.
For in truth, the ways of prophecies are never easy...and there are those who would use power for their own ends. It is left at last to Fainne, daughter of Niamh (the sister that was lost to the clan so long ago), to solve the riddles of power among the gods. A shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, she finds that her way is hard. For she is the granddaughter of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows of power and seeks to destroy all that the Sevenwaters have striven for... and who will use Fainne most cruelly to accomplish this fate. Will Fainne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?

Baker
& Taylor

With the old magic fading and the ways of humankind banishing the Old Ones, Ireland is threatened with the loss of its mystical roots, and it is up to Fianne, the daughter of Niamh, to solve the riddles of power.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2002
ISBN: 9780312848811
0312848811
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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GuyN
Nov 05, 2013

This completes the first Sevenwaters trilogy. As expected, Marillier provides rich characterisations in an interesting setting with several varieties of magical talent, several magical species, and plenty of twists. What, for me, kept this from being a full four star Celtic fantasy was the extreme credulity of our protagonist, although she was a teen. The romance that winds through the story is particularly sweet thanks to a determined tinker boy. I could have read this book as a stand alone, but most folks will want to start with the first one, "Daughter of the Forest". Marillier builds a world that is fascinating to walk through.

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foxylady31
May 18, 2012

Awww the end of Lady Oonagh!! But not the end of this exciting series of Sevenwaters. I have loved every one of these books.

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