Title: Child of the Prophecy
Series: Book 3 of the Sevenwarters Trilogy
Author: Juliet Marillier
Blurb: Raised in an isolated cove in Kerry, the young sorceress Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwarters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves.
But can Fainne turn her back on the family for whom she has come to care? And, more importantly, can she bring herself to rid the world of the chosen one… the child of the prophecy?
Fainne, granddaughter of Sorcha and the Lady Oonagh must decide if she will carry out the task the Lady Oonagh has set before her or will she believe Uncle Conor, Uncle Finbar and The Fomhoire when they tell her a sorceress’s daughter can choose to take the higher path and be more like the grandmother on her mothers side? Will Fainne be strong enough to follow her path? Will the people of Sevenwaters triumph once again?
Wonderfully written and an immensely enjoyable read. However as with the last time I read these books, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this as the conclusion to the Sevenwaters trilogy. It follows a completely different path to previous two books. But then, the other two books are children that stay at Sevenwarters. Child of the Prophecy is about two generations of Sevenwarters children that make their home far away from the forest. I don’t know, It’s hard to put into words how I feel about this book. Last time I read them, there was only three books. Marillier has since written another three. So maybe my opinion will change after reading the next one.