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Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #4)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  9,000 ratings  ·  493 reviews
Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters Trilogy has been hailed as "beautifully written" by Publisher's Weekly, "absorbing" (Booklist), and "rich and vibrant" (Library Journal). Now the author revisits her beloved realm with a tale of a young woman's brave quest to right a terrible wrong...
Hardcover, 395 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Roc Hardcover (first published November 1st 2008)
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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
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
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
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".

Dec 25, 2014 Mousuke rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
Autumn Doughton
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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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
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.)
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
Katie Mcsweeney
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
May 17, 2011 Dorri rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
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Jill Myles
I went in to this one a little wary - Marillier has broken my heart before, especially in Book 3 of the Sevenwaters trilogy. But, I should have trusted her! HEIR TO SEVENWATERS is a beautiful, gorgeous, romantic return to the Sevenwaters setting and I devoured the book in one sitting.

Clodagh is the boring twin, left behind at home to care for her splintering family while turmoil attacks the Sevenwaters lands. Also at home are two soldiers - Aidan and Cathal. One charming, and one rude and booris
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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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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
Neide Parafitas
Depois da trilogia inicial segue-se "O Herdeiro de Sevenwaters" em que a heroína é, desta feita, Clodagh, uma das filhas de Lorde Sean e Lady Aisling (que conhecemos em volumes anteriores).

É Primavera em Sevenwaters. Aisling descobre que está à espera de outro filho, o que preocupa Clodagh, pois a mãe já passou a idade segura para conceber uma criança. Ao nascer um filho varão, o herdeiro de Sevenwaters, Clodagh fica encarregada de tomar conta do bebé, enquanto a sua mãe convalesce.

Mas a felici
I was so excited to get this book and it was not a let down! For those familiar with the books, this one is about Sean's daughter and one of Johnny's warriors. The characters are great, the word is amazing. This one goes deeper into the world of the Fair Folk. There is only one thing she did that bugged me, a brief mentioning of something that I felt was out of place for the time (although I am no scholar so I could be wrong), but it was not enough to stop me from reading late into the night to ...more
Mais uma narrativa empolgante - a Juliet sabe manter-nos agarradas às histórias que tão bem imagina e escreve. Desde as descrições à história propriamente dita, tudo contribui para que os seus livros sejam viciantes. Todos os pormenores da trama encaixam perfeitamente e não parece haver pontas soltas. Agrada-me também a inclusão, duma forma natural e não forçada, de várias pistas para a continuação da saga. Não vou ler já o próximo volume, para apreciar devidamente as sensações que tive com a hi ...more
I felt disappointed with this book; whilst I really enjoyed Liadden and Fainne's stories, I felt fairly disinterested in both Clodagh and (view spoiler) partly because of how clumsily they were introduced. Much of the book is heavily focused on Clodagh, and I just didn't find her interesting enough - much like Deirdre, who despite being her mind linked twin fails to pick up that Clodagh's return from the forest was disturbing. Agreed, it is the eve of her wedding, but sh ...more
Morgan F
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
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue:

Nasceu com o nome Juliet Scott mas é como Juliet Marillier que é conhecida por todo o mundo, sendo uma das autoras mais queridas da fantasia mundialmente. A mulher que se formou em Música e Artes em linguagens, que trabalhou no governo australiano durante treze anos e foi cantora de ópera, estreou-se na escrita em 1999, numa trilogia onde o folclore, a história, as relações humanas e as demandas pessoais são os grandes tema
It's probably redundant to call a fantasy novel magical, but Heir to Sevenwaters feels more magical than most. I wish I hadn't read it yet, so that the pleasure of discovering it was still to come.

In this book, Sevenwaters middle daughter Clodagh loses her place in the family as the trusted, dependable one when the Chieftain's baby son--and heir--disappears from his crib when she is on watch. The disappearance of her brother thrusts Clodagh into a trip to the Otherworld to regain him. It turns o
"It was best to keep on the good side of the Fair Folk, whatever one's opinion of them. The forest of Sevenwaters was as much their home as it was ours. Long ago, our family had been entrusted with the task of keeping the place safe for them. This was one of the last refuges of the ancient races anywhere in Erin, for the great forests were being felled for grazing and the Christian religion had spread widely, displacing druids and wise women. The old faith was practiced only in the most protecte ...more
After the third "Sevenwaters" trilogy, I didn't think new installments in this series could continue to hold my interest. After all, let's face it -- the first two books are beyond exceptional, and book 3 just couldn't measure up. Still, I love Marillier's writing, and I optimistically and nostalgically gave this latest story a go. And I'm very happy that I did.

No, this isn't as good as "Daughter of the Forest" or "Son of the Shadows" -- two very difficult acts to follow. This is, however, a ver
Many things are about to change at Sevenwaters. For years now Lord Sean, chieftain of Sevenwaters has held the peace between the tribes to the north and south of his lands. There has been a strong bond of friendship between the family of Sevenwaters and the Fair Folk that dwell within the protected forests of Sevenwaters. But all this peace is about to be undone, and Clodagh, daughter of Lord Sean, is to see her life turned upside down.

When a series of events brings tragedy after tragedy down up
I read the original Sevenwaters Trilogy (#1 Daughter of the Forest, #2 Son of the Shadows, #3 Child of the Prophecy) when I was around fourteen, and I remember loving all of the books - especially the first two, and number two was my absolute favourite. I then proceeded to read and love everything Ms. Marillier has ever written (WIldwood Dancing, especially, took a place in my heart). And then I found out, end of last year, she'd written more.

Naturally, I went out and bought Heir and Seer as wel
Laura Salgarolo
What this series has done for me is nearly indescribable, but I shall try. Beyond Marillier's beautiful storytelling, which she displays in all of her novels, and a fascinating new look into the realm of the Fair Folk, this volume of the series in particular truly made me regard human beings and their relationships in a different way. Marillier wipes away all stereotypes, cynicism and weariness of the human condition, stripping her characters bare and displaying them to the readers with no prete ...more
Patricia Rodrigues
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
J.H. Walker
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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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)
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1) Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2) Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, #3) Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)

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