Please note that this is my first attempt at a book review so quality isn’t guaranteed. Feedback is of course welcome.
Title: Daughter of the Forest
Series: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
Author: Juliet Marillier
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daughter_of_the_Forest
Blurb: Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land from the Britons. For her father has been bewitched by Lady Oonagh and her brothers bound by a spell that only Sorcha can lift. Exiled from Sevenwaters and cast out into the forest and beyond, Sorcha falls into the hands of the enemy. Now she is torn between a life she has always known and a love that only comes once.
I first read this book way back in high school. Having forgot all but the very basic story line, I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in its pages again. Following the tale of Sorcha and her epic task of breaking the spell cast over her older brothers. Feeling her joys, sorrows, pain and loneliness you can’t help but turn just one more page. It’s a tale of fighting for the family you love so much, of finding your enemy of generations is far from what you thought.It’s a tale of tradition and folk lore, a tale of personal sacrifice and challenges but most of all it’s a tale of courage an love.
An absolute must read for anyone who loves fiction or folklore or who is just looking for something new to read. I recently found out that Marillier wrote a second trilogy after Sevenwaters, I’m looking forward to reading it. Hopefully it’s not one of those series that should have ended with the first trilogy.