Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6)” as Want to Read:
Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #6)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  4,981 Ratings  ·  476 Reviews
Bestselling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock the secrets of the Otherworld…

Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, was badly burned as a child a
ebook, 374 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Penguin Group US
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Flame of Sevenwaters, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Flame of Sevenwaters

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Carla *Jen7waters*
Before reading it:

* * *

After reading it:

My goodness, everything is Sevenwaters and everything hurts.

I mean, the last Sevenwaters book---
… okay, maybe it’s not the last one—who knows---, but I can’t help but feel like it’s the end of the world somehow.

Without a surprise, Flame was an emotional journey for me, 20% because of Maeve, 70% because of other characters and references to previous books in the series, and 10% just because... you know... I was in possession of a brand new JM b
Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
I can't tell you how much I've loved the original Sevenwaters trilogy, all of which are still among my favorite books. For that reason I've read most of Marillier's other works, which range from good to mediocre. Seer of Sevenwaters was disappointing, but I hoped it was an outlier: after all, Seer is a middle book and Marillier wrote it during cancer treatment. And I'd been hoping for years for a book about Maeve. As it turns out, Flame is a lot like Seer.

In Flame of Sevenwaters, Maeve--the sist
Mar 27, 2012 Kay marked it as to-read-asap  ·  review of another edition

Ms. Marillier, I only have one thing to say to you:

Sarah Goad

I would just like to preface this review by briefly saying how much I love Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows, and how much I respect both Ms. Marillier and the writing she gave us in both of those books, which remain, easily, two of my favorites of all time.

I approached Flame of Sevenwaters uneasily. The last two or three (I remain unconvinced about Child of the Prophecy) books I have read from Ms. Marillier have left me unsatisfied. I truly believe that somet
Jan 24, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good. SO good. No other words. Except that I hope there will continue to be more. Really, if this series went on forever, I'll be beyond happy. Thank you, Ms. Marillier, from the bottom of my heart, for your wonderful, magical, beautiful, sweeping tales of Sevenwaters.
Inês Ferreira
Jun 06, 2016 Inês Ferreira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book would be fine if it wasn't for the weird romance that happened.
Jan 08, 2013 Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for this to come out November 6th!

Update- Wow, what a whirlwind ending to the Sevenwaters series! Loved this story, although I predicted too much for there to be much surprise at the end. I still had doubts about my guesses though, so it wasn't COMPLETELY predictable. I loved the dogs and the time spent in the Otherworld. I feel like I got to know the Fair Folk better than ever. I really enjoyed the descriptions of their halls and appearances. Mark Maeve down as another strong, brave
Kate Forsyth
Yippee! As far as I’m concerned, Juliet Marillier could bring out a new book every week and I’d be happy. I (like many, many other people) particularly love her books set at Sevenwaters. This new novel is number six. Each can be read alone, but they are definitely best read in order.
The heroine of this book is Maeve, who in an earlier book was badly burned while trying to rescue her dog from a fire. She was crippled as a result, her hands twisted into stiff and useless claws. For me, this gave t
Sep 21, 2014 Cat rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014, ebook
I have to confess I was a little unsure if it was a good idea to plunge into this Juliet Marillier book. The last one I had read, Seer of Sevenwaters, felt a bit of a letdown when compared to what Marillier got her readers used to in the first three books of the Sevenwaters trilogy. So, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the author was able to capture the essence of those books. Even if the formula is pretty much de same: a daughter of the house of Sevenwaters must overcome her fears in some ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contains-magic
Updated - Nov 7, 2012
Another solid book from Marillier! I enjoyed this more than the last Sevenwaters book featuring Sibeal. It didn't quite capture all the magic of some of the earlier books, but I still found myself enchanted with the Sevenwaters clan and eagerly staying up late to drink in the latest saga.

I liked Maeve, as we've heard brief asides from her since book 3 but never really knew how she fared. I enjoyed her relationship with Finbar, and did not see (view spoiler)
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
I am so glad I managed to get all the Sevenwaters books in hardcover. I sincerely adored each and every one of the six books, and I'm definitely glad Marillier didn't stop after the first trilogy, because the second trilogy was also supremely excellent, and I love how everything ends.
Ai o fim de Sevenwaters, tão emocionante! Uma das melhores séries de fantasia de todo o sempre.
Karen Brooks
Mar 17, 2013 Karen Brooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? Oh. Wow. Talk about conjuring mixed emotions in the reader. I feel like either donning black and keening or dancing wildly through the room. I want to do the former because Flame of Sevenwaters is, I believe, the final book in this sublime series, and kick my heels up because it was so exquisitely beautiful.
This novel tells the story of Maeve, one of Lord Sean’s daughters who, in an earlier novel, Child of the Prophecy, was badly disfigured as the consequence of a fire ten years
Nov 14, 2012 Kyla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers! I hate that I'm rating this as a 3. well... okay. it was good, kind of. and probably would have been a four... but..usually in Marillier's books you get to know both your strong female as well as the strong male she falls for. there was very little of that this time around...the love interest just...appears. both times. and I know nothing about him aside from he is loyal, in another form.. so he must be in reality?.. that left me wanting. majorly. the climax in the otherworld was also ...more
Afton Nelson
This review will contain spoilers.

I love this author and will continue to pick up any book that she writes. She does character like no one else. She lets me get inside and understand their hopes and fears and dreams. I love it. However, in this instance, I was a little tired of Maeve's continual whining about her useless hands. It seemed to be all she ever thought about. Until she ran off after Swift/Finbar/Bear/Badger. Once she began her heroic journey, her hands became much less of an issue. I
I love the Sevenwaters world, although, as others have pointed out, the sequels featuring Sean and Aisling's daughters have been far more bland than the original trilogy. Sorcha, Liadan and Fainne, and for that matter Niamh, were clearly drawn individuals with very different characters. In the later books, the characters are looking rather like blurred copies of each other. I found Maeve's rejection of any sort of healing for her hands hard to believe; rejecting it as a bribe was a nice touch, b ...more
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

Maeve, the fourth daughter of Lord Sean and Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters, has lived apart from her immediate family for ten years. As a child Maeve fell victim to a terrible fire, scarring her face and body and costing her the use of her hands. For ten years since, Maeve has lived with her Aunt Liadan and Uncle Bran in Britain - sent away by her parents at first in the hopes that Liadan would be able to find a salve or poultice that could help Maeve heal a
Li Wen
Feb 22, 2015 Li Wen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read most of the books in Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters series, and I thought it would be criminal not to write at least one review after how much I adored her books.

I have to admit that I am an absolute romantic. I LOVE love stories. When this book didn't seem to have one developing I was rather disappointed (although some kind of interest was expressed towards Luachan, it didn't seem to be developing). It is a testament to Marillier's craft that I kept on reading the book despite the see
Jay T
Nov 19, 2012 Jay T rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
the original trilogy holds a place of honor on my bookshelf and a special place in my heart and helped me through hard times. the Heir to Sevenwaters I loved as much if not more than the first 3. Seer of sevenwaters was a different pace but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I was so excited for this book-
I wish I could have enjoyed it-I really tried to but by the end I wanted to get it over with so I could start reading something else. I actually feel awful for not liking it. it lacked the reading
Almost a five star book for me, but...towards the end Marillier really kind of lost me. I feel like I can't really say why without spoilers so if you wanna get spoiled, here you go: (view spoiler) ...more
Scarlett Barnhill
Nov 14, 2012 Scarlett Barnhill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I always know that I'm going to enjoy Juliet Marillier's books, but I count this one among my favorites of hers, if not the #1 favorite. What connected to me in this, beyond the wonderful characters we read about in each other, was the continued theme of dogs. I am an avid dog lover myself, and many of the feelings that Maeve feels illustrate exactly my feelings about my dog.

And I was surprised by the twist! I tend to be able to figure out what's going to happen, and maybe I should have with thi
Nov 13, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I always enjoy the writing in Juliet Marillier's books, but the plots in the Sevenwaters series have become less compelling over time. I did enjoy Maeve as the main character in this book, and I especially liked the resolution of Ciaran's plotline, but many other elements felt a little bit bland. The love interest in this one is especially tacked on and I found myself wishing that it had either been left out entirely, or hinted at for the future without showing us actual resolution. Overall a
Sep 12, 2014 Tania rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I have read 13 books by Juliet Marillier, so you could say I'm a bit of a fan. I relish her specific mix of fantasy and historical fiction. The Sevenwater series has always been my favorite, especially Daughter of the forest and Seer of Sevenwaters. Flame of Sevenwaters unfortunately was not quite of the same standard as these two. I still enjoyed the book but could not quite connect with Mauve. I very much look forward to getting to know Finbar better in the next book (I hope). 3.5 stars
Sep 08, 2013 Xana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Juliet Marillier é, sem dúvida, a minha escritora preferida.
A minha estreia com os livros dela foi justamente a inicial trilogia de sevenwaters, e adorei mesmo. Os 2 lançados depois não foram tão bons, mas este agarrou-me qse tanto como os 3 primeiros.
Maeve é uma personagem apaixonante! Mas há outras personagens maravilhosas, como Finbar e Urso e tantas outras...
Cheio de reviravoltas, é um livro que aconselho sem reservas.. adorei!!!
Mar 16, 2012 Kazoa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read this!!! Juliet is a splendid writer. There's not a word that could describe how magical her stories are.
Oct 11, 2014 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Thus ends my Sevenwaters marathon and I have no idea what to do next. I loved this series and the characters so hard.
When you pick a book up at the library, one of you know nothing of, you might not expect the story to still be inside your head ten years later. You might not expect the characters to feel as immediate as they did on that first reading. More so, they are familiar now, known as friends. Daughter of the Forest, the first in Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series, is that book. A retelling of the Six Swans fairytale, it follows Sorcha as she attempts to reclaim the human lives of her brothers. It is ...more
Oct 11, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite the conclusion that I was expecting, but still good. I'll admit I had figured out most of how Mac Dara was going to be defeated, but there were a few surprises.
I picked up Flame of Sevenwaters as a last-ditch effort to pull myself out of a reading slump.

What a disappointment.

Quite simply put, this novel was boring. It took a significant amount of time to find its stride and, even then, the tell-tale qualities I look for in a Sevenwaters novel were absent.

Maeve is a delightful heroine, her narration starkly realistic and bold. We met Maeve in Child of the Prophecy but now, nearly ten years later in Flame of Sevenwaters, Maeve has learned to survive d
Lia Correia
Ohhhh... e terminou a saga de Sevenwaters... -.-' nem acredito.
E este livro, com tantos desfechos. Adorei.
Ao início a leitura foi um pouco mais lenta pois o desenrolar da história também não foi apressado e sem sentido.
Fiquei super contente de reencontrar o bebé Finbar e saber um pouco mais sobre ele e a irmã que esteve longe de casa durante imenso tempo.
Adoro a Juliet. Nos últimos três livros conseguiu, como que por magia, envolver toda a descendência dos netos de Sorcha e mesmo dos próprios fi
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Madison Mega-Mara...: "Flame of Sevenwaters" by Juliet Mariller 1 4 Apr 30, 2013 12:27AM  
Admirers of Julie...: Final Thoughts 6 48 Mar 29, 2013 01:43PM  
Admirers of Julie...: Chapter 2 3 15 Mar 12, 2013 12:02PM  
Admirers of Julie...: Chapter 1 2 13 Jan 04, 2013 10:57PM  
Admirers of Julie...: Flame of Sevenwaters 11 46 Nov 29, 2012 12:02PM  
Admirers of Julie...: Flame of Sevenwaters Group Read 5 22 Nov 24, 2012 11:43AM  
Admirers of Julie...: Chapter 17 1 12 Nov 24, 2012 11:35AM  
  • O Guerreiro-Lobo (A Saga das Pedras Mágicas, #2)
  • Royal Airs (Elemental Blessings, #2)
  • Legends of Australian Fantasy
  • Dreamspinner (Nine Kingdoms #7)
  • The White Mare (Dalriada, #1)
  • A Senhora da Magia (As Brumas de Avalon, #1)
  • The Tower of Ravens (Rhiannon's Ride, #1)
  • Cold Steel (Spiritwalker, #3)
  • The Voice (Ephemera, #2.5)
  • Naamah's Blessing (Moirin Trilogy, #3)
  • Revenant Eve (Dobrenica, #3)
  • Bard's Oath (Dragonlord, #3)
  • Camelot's Blood (The Paths to Camelot, #4)
  • The Devil's Diadem
  • The High King's Tomb (Green Rider, #3)
  • Allegiance (River of Souls, #3)
Juliet Marillier was born July 27, 1948 in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up surrounded by Celtic music and stories. Her own Celtic-Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Juliet was educated at the University of Otago, where she majored in music and languages, graduating BA and a B Mus (Hons). Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a ...more
More about Juliet Marillier...

Other Books in the Series

Sevenwaters (6 books)
  • Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
  • Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2)
  • Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, #3)
  • Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4)
  • Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5)

Share This Book

“As for me, I had found love, and that was a gift worth suffering for.” 11 likes
“A fine man", observed my sister, pouring mead for the two of us. "Well trained.” 6 likes
More quotes…