Book Review: Heir to Sevenwarters by Juliet Marillier

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Title: Heir to Sevenwarters
Author: Juliet Marillier
Series: Second Sevenwarters trilogy
Stars: 5

Blurb: The chieftains of Sevenwarters have long been custodians of a vast forest, said by some to be one of the last refuges of the unpredictable Fair Folk of ancient story. An uneasy peace has existed, that is until Lady Aisling of Sevenwartes finds herself expecting another child and then everything changes.
Clodagh fears for her mother as she is long past the safe age for childbearing. When Aisling gives birth, the responsibility of caring for the infant falls to Clodagh.
Then the family’s joy turns to despair when an unspeakable horror falls upon Sevenwarters. Clodagh must confront the mystery of the silent forest and descend to the Otherworld to find out why the trust between the two realms has been broken so tragically.
Accompanied on her quest by a warrior of uncertain allegiance, Clodagh will have her courage tested to breaking point. The reward may be far greater than she ever dreamed…

Clodagh (daughter of Sean and granddaughter of Sorcha who so endeared us to Sevenwarters in the original Daughter of the Forest), must undertake a perilous journey to the Otherworld to retrieve that which was so cruelly taken from Sevenwarters. She will test the limits of her courage and daring, she will learn of what strength she has and if the rumours of Fair Folk are true. Will her wisdom and her capacity for love see her through? Will she recover what was taken and return safe to Sevenwarters?

I only discovered last year that Marillier had continued the epic Sevenwarters trilogy. Five years after is was first published. To begin with I was a little apprehensive about reading them, worried it would ruin Sevenwarters for me. Oh my gosh…I couldn’t have been more wrong. I can not remember the last time I enjoyed a book so much that I didn’t want to put it down. I sincerely hope the other two are just as enjoyable.


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