Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2) by Juliet Marillier

Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)

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 his warrior band. There Liadan begins a journey that is to transform her life...

Details Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)

TitleSon of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)
Release DateJun 17th, 2002
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    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...
  • Katerina
    “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 brut...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    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 more I dwell on it, the more issues emerge, until the something evolves into multiple identifiable prob...
  • Mikki Crisostomo
    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 ...
  • Mayim de Vries
    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 qual...
  • Keertana
    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 feel...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    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...
  • Catie
    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 ...
  • Elena
    4.5*La elegancia con que Juliet Marillier teje sus historias vuelve a estar presente en el 2o volumen de su saga de Sieteaguas. Adoro el respeto que tiene por los detalles de la cultura y mitología celta y el folklore con que impregna esta serie. Es una auténtica delícia leerla (y se aprende mucho). En este caso el relevo de la historia lo cogen los descendientes de los personajes del primer libro, haciendo que la trama poco a poco vaya volvi...
  • Choko
    *** 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 conne...
  • Justine
    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 more 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 ...
  • Carmo
    Nada melhor que pegar num livro e devorá-lo até ao fim como se não houvesse amanhã.Nada de grandes filosofias, nada de duplos sentidos, nada de descrições monótonas ou escrita complicada. Nada aborrecido, tudo fantástico – e o que não é perdoa-se porque a história envolve e faz sonhar.Sonhar com ambientes de magia, florestas encantadas, criaturas do além, druidas, feiticeiras, maldições e encantamentos, amores avassaladores capaze...
  • Kay
    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. I...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 abduc...
  • Allison
    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 ...
  • Soniaibz
    Qué desastre. Qué decepción absoluta. La primera parte de esta trilogía me encantó. Era un dramón con romance igualmente y no era perfecto pero tenía un argumento definido, era interesante, la ambientación era genial, te transmitía angustia, pena, te enganchaba. Pero esto...Por lo menos en el primer libro la historia de amor se disimulaba un poco con el contexto fantástico del libro. Pero aquí no hay disimulo; es una novela rosa pura y...
  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    In the second part of the series we put aside the fairy tale so that we can plunge into the harsh reality of the historical period and of the area where our history is placed. The area of Sevenwaters seems to be quiet, even idyllic, under the surface, however, there is the same situation as the wider area, plagued by constant disputes, dominated by powerful warlords with the position of women being difficult as they become pawns in the various al...
  • Tatiana
    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 ...
  • Pauline
    "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 bo...
  • Sofia Teixeira
    O Filho das Sombras é das melhores obras que já li. Tem todos os ingredientes para deliciar qualquer leitor, seja ele amante do género ou não.Na obra anterior, 'A Filha da Floresta', fomos apresentados à magia de Sevenwaters, às suas gentes e à força que essa linhagem transporta com eles. E agora, quando pensávamos que o mal tinha sido derrotado na demanda de Sorcha, começam a surgir sinais que as teias de Lady Oonagh continuam a ser te...
  • Heidi
    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 master...
  • Christine Spoors
    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 ...
  • steph // bookplaits
    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 sa...
  • Lata
    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 o...
  • Angie
    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 ...
  • Malum
    2 1/2 stars. After absolutely loving Sevenwaters part 1, I was really disappointed that this book turned out to be an unnecessary sequel that truly pales in comparison to the first book. The main problem is that Marillier simply rehashes many of the main plot points from the first book: We have a young girl whose skill in healing brings her to the attention of an enemy of her people. After spending time with this person, she falls in love with hi...
  • Teresa
    Muy buena continuación de la trilogía Sietesguas, en general me ha gustado más y me ha tenido más enganchada que la primera pero me han sobrado algunas escenas demasiado azucaradas para mi gusto.
  • Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
    I am so in love with this series. Why did I not know about this sooner?
  • Karina Read
    This is the second instalment of Marillier’s Sevenwaters series, the first being Daughter of the Forest. DotF is possibly my second favourite Marillier novel, alongside Heir to Sevenwaters (book 4) so I definitely recommend you start with that one. I can’t say too much without spoiling the events of the first book, but I can say that it is set in a magical, medieval Ireland full of folklore, superstition, the Fae and fantastic family relation...
  • Liliana Rio
    Mais um livro excecional, inesquecível e intenso de Juliet Marillier :D :D ;D