Son of The Shadows
by Juliet Mariller
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
448 pages; ISBN: 0312848803
Rating: 1/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
An evil enchantress turned Sorcha's seven brothers into swans and forced her father to dance to her malevolent tune. Sorcha, the youngest sibling, managed to break the spell and freed her brothers though they paid various prices due to the transformation. Sorcha married a Briton named Tubdan and they had three children, Niamoh and two younger twins Sean and Liadan.
Liadan inherits the mantle of Sevenwaters and pays the price associated with fulfilling her destiny. She is beautiful and is expected to marry a powerful lord, but instead is kidnapped by outlaws who wear animal masks to conceal their faces. Liadan loses her heart to the gang's leader Bran who sends her away when he learns she is from Sevenwaters because he holds a grudge against her father. However, Liadan carries his child, a being who the revered Old Ones say one day will save humanity..
Adults who never lost the child within them will enjoy this marvelous epic fantasy that proves that Juliet Marillier is an enchantress wielding a spellbinding pen. SON OF THE SHADOWS is a powerful brew centering on love, war, and magic in such a wonderful way that the plot and its key charcaters enchant the audience into a one sitting read.
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