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Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #4)

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A brand new novel in the beloved world of Sevenwaters, a fantasy series that should appeal to "Lord of the Rings" fans (VOYA).
The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast and mysterious forest. Human and Otherworld dwellers have existed there side by side, sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting
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Hardcover, 395 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Roc Hardcover (first published November 1st 2008)
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Keertana
One of my English teachers once told my class that instead of telling her daughter the fairy tales of Disney legend, the classic Snow White and Sleeping Beauty that had the gallant princes arriving to save the day, she'd always change the ending so that the princess saved herself or, better yet, saved the prince too. When her daughter, only a mere seven years old, got cancer, we all visited her - and still do visit her - in the hospital and would help tell stories; stories of women strong enough ...more
Angie
Nov 04, 2008 Angie rated it really liked it
I couldn't believe it when I heard that Juliet Marillier was writing another Sevenwaters book. It's been eight years since Daughter of the Forest was first published and six since Child of the Prophecy and I honestly thought that ship had sailed. I had accustomed myself to the notion that all I would ever have would be the original trilogy to keep me warm on those cold nights when only the Sevenwaters magic will do. And then the unbelievable happened and she announced a fourth volume. And ins ...more
Sarahm
Aug 24, 2012 Sarahm rated it liked it
Beware, readers, for spoilers lie ahead. I give this book 3 stars simply because I can't bring myself to give it a lower score. (Sort of like a reverse Will Smith on the Men in Black ride; rather than "I give you an F just because I can't give you a G," it's "I give you a C just because I can't give you a D.") And, for what it's worth, it managed to not only hold my attention, but keep me on the edge of my seat until the bitter end. Which, I suppose, it the basic thing an author wants for a read ...more
Allison
This was not quite as good as the books of the original trilogy, but that's such a high standard to meet. I still couldn't put it down. Sevenwaters is the same magical place, but this time a new foe appears, and another daughter of Sevenwaters rises to the challenge of defending her family and loves. I can't wait to see where the next one takes it all.

4.5 stars?
Justine
Jul 14, 2017 Justine rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This was a nice change in for a heroine in the Sevenwaters series. Clodagh is not a healer, or a seer, touched by magic, or possessed of any special ability. She is exceptionally good at the ordinary skills expected of a woman of her status, and on top of that she is kind, loving, and a person of strong character.

I loved this story of a young woman who needs to call on all her strength to save her family and the man she loves, and never stops to think that she might not be good enough
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Calypso
Levei muito tempo para pegar neste livro...cerca de um ano aqui na estante à espera da sua vez e quando finalmente me decidi a ler pensei que me ia decepcionar. Nada mais errado, este livro foi uma autêntica surpresa, pois agarrou-me tanto quanto "A Filha das Floresta".

Liliana Rio
Que surpresa tão inesperada e tão grandiosa...Gostei tanto ou mais que "A Filha da Floresta" :)
Adorei o grande e intenso amor que desabrochou nesta bela história!!
5**
Mousuke
May 08, 2012 Mousuke rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: diehard Marillier fans
Marillier disappointed me with this one.

I’ve been a fan of her works for a long time. Daughter of the Forest remains one of my favorite books ever, the remaining Sevenwaters Trilogy was fun to read, and the Bridei Chronicles fully engaged me. I am so used to loving Marillier’s books that, when Heir to Sevenwaters fell flat for me, I felt robbed.

The story had a promising start. Clodagh felt somewhat recycled from the previous Sevenwaters heroines, but at least she wasn’t an herbalist. (My biggest
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Lata
Jul 05, 2017 Lata rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Alyssa (Books Take You Places)
I've said it before, but each time I re-read a book of Sevenwaters it feels just like coming home for me. Heir starts a new arc for this series and though I've never fallen as deeply in love with a novel as I did for Daughter of the Forest or Son of the Shadows, Heir to Sevenwaters is still beloved by me. I love it differently than the first 3 novels of this series, but I love it all the same. Clodagh is strong in a very different way than the daughters of Sevenwaters who came before her, but sh ...more
Suzanne
May 16, 2017 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one MUCH more than book 3. Cathal is a great hero, and I love the strong female main character and her quest. I also loved Becon.
Autumn Doughton
Oct 07, 2008 Autumn Doughton rated it it was amazing
Finding this book at Books-A-Million two weeks before the US release date was one of the more thrilling moments in my life (sad, I know)!
Marillier is one of my favorite authors and specifically the Sevenwaters trilogy is one of her best. This fourth novel in the series recaptured the magic of the family that I felt was lost in book 3. I also liked that it followed only 4 years after book 3 instead of an entire generation later, which is the precedent set in the other books. Another departure fro
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Jo
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Talltree
Nov 29, 2015 Talltree rated it it was amazing
Shelves: genre-fantasy
4;5 stars!
Kristen
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Lila
Although I did not find it quite as good as Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophecy, Heir to Sevenwaters was still a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read. I still plan to read all the books in this series.
Mindy
Feb 25, 2009 Mindy rated it liked it
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Katie Mcsweeney
Jan 03, 2013 Katie Mcsweeney rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, disappointing
Not anywhere near as good as the other three Sevenwaters books...

I was very disappointed by Clodagh's character she wasn't the sort of heroine that I was expecting. She said that she was only suited to housework but then she outdid herself and succeeded on her quest... perfect start for a heroine!

...But then she found a boy she fancied and became 100% self-sacrificing for her love... she went so far as to suggest that she could have come up with a way to get out of the Otherworld but that she
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Arttemizza
Após ter ligo a triologia inicial e ter ficado fã da escrita da Juliet Marillier não podia deixar por ler os restantes livros da serie “Sevenwaters”.
Apesar de último livro da trilogia inicial ter sido o que menos gostei foi com grande empenho que iniciei a leitura deste e não fiquei desiludida :) é um livro recheado de surpresas!
A heroína é novamente uma mulher de Sevenwaters, filha de um dos lideres, mas ao contrario das últimas heroínas esta não tem poderes mágicos especiais, tirando a possib
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Liz
Jan 26, 2009 Liz rated it it was amazing
AHHHHHH......another sevenwaters book.....I don't think many things in life have made me so happy. If I could I'd give the whole series 6 stars. Anyway, the only thing that was weird was that Johnny turned out to be gay, but it does tie up loose ends rather neatly with the whole heir thing and I was very glad the whole gay thing was just a passing comment and not in any way part of the story. Once again, I loved the characters....old and new. I'm not sure how she has managed so many different lo ...more
Amaryllis
I did not think this day would come. For the first time ever, I am not completely en amore with Juliet Marillier's hero. It is such a sad, tragic day in my life.

(Juliet's storytelling skills are as amazing as ever, though.)
Kathi
Apr 06, 2017 Kathi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
With the first three books in the Sevenwaters series resolving the major plot lines, this installment opens a new arc while maintaining a strong connection to the initial trilogy. While the romantic triangle is a bit predictable, Marillier takes it in unexpected and yet satisfying directions. The author also continues her themes of the consequences of not sharing information, the high cost of lying by omission, the importance of loyalty, and the strength of hope. And at the heart, the indomitabl ...more
Maggie K
Apr 03, 2017 Maggie K rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-challenge
I was worried I wouldnt like it as much as the first trilogy, but it had that Sevenwaters charm that I had only seen a little of in the last book, so I needn't have worried.

Sean's daughter Chlodagh has taken over the day to day running of Sevenwaters, as her mother is pregnant! After 6 girls, they are finally expecting a son. But how will this affect the line of succession to Sevenwaters? and how will the new residents of the Otherworld react?

When a changeling made of sticks is left in her broth
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Magrat Ajostiernos
May 09, 2017 Magrat Ajostiernos rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasía, 2017
Probablemente este sea el libro que menos me ha gustado de la saga de Sieteaguas, y a pesar de todo me ha encantado y simplemente no podía parar de leer.
Sieteaguas es un sitio mágico, lleno de mitos y una atmósfera increíble que en este libro Marillier se afana por explotar con éxito, esa ha sido mi parte preferida y realmente me encanta cómo escribe esta autora, pero reconozco que para mi se ha pasado bastante con el romance en este tomo... De todas maneras lo he disfrutado lo que no está escr
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Chachic
Orinally posted here.

Another excellent installment in what has become one of my favorite series: the Sevenwaters books by Juliet Marillier. I'm so happy that Ms. Marillier decided to write more books in this series! Like I said, I had a pretty lukewarm reaction to Child of the Prophecy but that's okay because I knew that I could look forward to more adventures in the Sevenwaters world with this one and Seer of Sevenwaters, due out later this year. This one is different from the rest because it o
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Morgan F
Jan 17, 2010 Morgan F rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Sevenwaters
I read the first three books in the Sevenwaters Trilogy (or series, now) a month or two ago. It wasn't until afterwards that I heard of this fourth book. While part of me was excited to once again immerse myself in the land of Sevenwaters, I was wary. Whenever there is an unplanned additional book in the series, it is nearly never as good as the previous ones.

This one starred a character already mentioned in Child of the Prophecy: Clodagh, the third daughter of Sean and Aisling and the great-gr
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J.H. Walker
Jan 17, 2013 J.H. Walker rated it it was amazing
Like the other books in this series, this one rocks. It can be read standalone, but to do it service, you really should read the other three books first. You'll be glad you did. Marillier is a master of fantasy.

This time Marillier's heroine is somewhat different from her earlier ones. Clodagh is a rather ordinary young woman, known for her domestic skills. (daughter of Sean and Aisling) Unlike Marillier's previous heroines, she has no special, magical skills. (except the ability to talk mind to
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Dorri
May 17, 2011 Dorri rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
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Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
My thoughts on this book have changed quite a bit since I first read it more than two years ago. Heir to Sevenwaters is a fun book, and on the first couple of reads I loved it and considered it just as good as the original Sevenwaters books, mostly because the romance is fantastic. But while this book has its strengths, compared to the original trilogy it's still a bit shallow (and things have only gotten worse with the latest installment, Seer of Sevenwaters).

Heir to Sevenwaters is much less d
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Tita
May 09, 2009 Tita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus, livros-2009
Eis-nos de volta a Sevenwaters, ao mundo mágico e a personagens fortes de Sevenwaters. A trilogia Sevenwaters é a minha preferia de Juliet Marillier, e a par das Brumas de Avalon, de Marion Zimmer Bradley, é uma das minhas “histórias” preferidas =D

Desta vez acompanhamos Clodagh, gémea de Dreidre, são as segundas filhas mais velhas de Sean e Aisling.
O período em que voltamos a Sevenwaters, é um pouco complicado, o casamento de Dreidre com um dos Lordes do Sul provoca algum mal-estar no relacionam
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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
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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)
  • Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5)
  • Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6)

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