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Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5)

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Get swept away in the romantic fantasy of this national bestselling author's world of Sevenwaters
The young seer Sibeal is visiting an island of elite warriors, prior to making her final pledge as a druid. It's there she finds Felix, a survivor of a Viking shipwreck, who's lost his memory. The scholarly Felix and Sibeal form a natural bond. He could even be her soul mate,
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Roc Hardcover (first published December 1st 2010)
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Anna
Apr 14, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
UPDATED REVIEW: April 14, 2016

It's been a little over 5 years since I read Seer, and I have been working my way back through the series. After reading the story again, with time and years to my advantage, I feel looking back that I was too critical of Seer. I said it lacked feeling and adventure. This time around, without the burden of expectation, I throughly loved it. The love story unfolded beautifully and moved deeply. Our heroes were brave and selfless and so unlike their series predecessor
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Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
Like many others, I am a huge fan of the original Sevenwaters trilogy. I've re-read each of those first three books many times, loving the touching romances, the strong heroines, the atmosphere, the way the whole Sevenwaters family came to life--basically everything. I was even delighted with Heir to Sevenwaters on the first couple of reads, and while nothing else Marillier has written quite stands up to the original Sevenwaters trilogy, I've found several of her other books to be enjoyable and ...more
Ariel
Feb 24, 2011 Ariel rated it it was amazing
Before :
Holy fuck there is going to be a fifth one ?! Well obviously there is , but yeah now I am superr crazy happy ! This is one of my very favorite series , I hope it's more like the first two .. and not the other ones .

After:
I was in no way disappointed in this , it was beyond amazing !! Sibeal got annoying at times , especially towards the end when she was actually going to give Felix up .. But it didn't take away from my love of it in any way ! Lmao . It was great seeing all the characters
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Liliana Rio
Apr 12, 2016 Liliana Rio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juliet-marillier
As minhas expectativas iniciais eram de uma intensa dúvida, pensei que a historia não me ia cativar, os comentários que li não eram os melhores e então achei que esta trama ia ser fraca, não tão empolgante como os restantes que nos arrasava as emoções até ao limite do nosso ser...
Mas posso dizer que me prendeu e não me largou mais, foi uma aventura insuperável entre ilhas e oceanos que superou as minhas expectativas!!
4.8*
Kelly
Dec 07, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Quiet, intuitive Sibeal has always known she was destined to become a druid. Just when she is on the verge of completing her training, however, her mentor Ciaran bids her spend a summer on Inis Eala, where two of her sisters live and where her cousin Johnny runs a warriors’ school. When a Viking ship is wrecked on Inis Eala’s shores, the resulting events change Sibeal’s life and the lives of everyone on Inis Eala.

There are three survivors of the wreck of Freyja: Knut, a sturdy Norseman who quick
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Josie
Have I outgrown Marillier? Have I become tired of each Sevenwaters female relation finding the love of her life at sixteen? Or has Marillier lost her story-telling ability? She is certainly churning out books much faster than she has in the past, which doesn't bode well, and I think her recent books suffer from a lack of time and effort put into their plots. The original Sevenwaters books, whilst, yes, love stories at their core, still had plenty of subplots, danger, misfortune and magic to make ...more
Carla *Jen7waters*
**english review**
And Marillier does it again. Writes to sweep her readers off their feet, and crave for more. (Moooore. Moooooore.) Seer was a lovely comeback to Sevenwaters, or shall I say, to its characters, because this time the Sevenwaters forest will be present only in Sibeal’s thoughts and tales to help Felix get better. Does the story loses its magic because of it? Not at all. It is my deepest belief Juliet could send any of these characters to the most exotic places and the Sevenwaters
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Surin
Dec 23, 2012 Surin rated it did not like it
Wow I don't even know where to begin with this one... First of all I'm really sorry to have rate a Marillier book a 1 star. I didn't think it was possible but Seer definitely changed my mind on this so much so I'm not looking forward to the last Sevenwaters book and instead am more excited for her other series Shadowfell.

First of all the premise Seer of Sevenwaters isn't exactly very interesting. I know Marillier has a tendency to start her books very slow but seriously the quest that Felix and
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Adrienne
Jul 07, 2011 Adrienne rated it liked it
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I literally just screamed in delight. It being 2:30, my parents are less then amused. I can't help it though. Her books are amazing; I will never tire of them. But December! How can I stand it!
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Looking back on this comment makes me wish I could go back and just forever fantasize about this book. After reading it, I was left a bit stunned. It wasn't that this book was bad..it just wasn't what I expected from the author of Daughter of the Forest and Wildwood Dancing. The series was intended t
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Jenna
Dec 20, 2010 Jenna rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ONLY Marillier fans
Having been a fan of Juliet Marillier for many years, and absolutely loving the Sevenwaters books, I wasn't as excited about this one as I have been in the past. The ending was a little pat and predictable; there wasn't that sense of danger and desperation throughout the book that makes a triumphant ending all the more of a relief; this read more like a romance, minus the sex, than anything. The characters this book centered around were bland. Even their situations weren't that interesting. None ...more
Keertana
Jul 16, 2013 Keertana rated it really liked it
Seer of Sevenwaters is a novel that seems deceptively easy to love on the outside, but the novel that lies within the pages of the cover and its synopsis is harder to form an attachment to. Now, that isn't to say that this story isn't beautiful and gripping, as every Sevenwaters tale is, for it is. And yet, at the same time, despite its sea monsters and memory loss, despite its strangers and sea tides, Seer of Sevenwaters leaves something to be desired in the wake of its predecessors, each more ...more
Elizabeth
Jun 28, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Nostalgia for her earlier work keeps me reading Juliet Marillier's new novels, but I'm always disappointed. This particular work reads like a weird mishmash of psychotherapy, New Age silliness, and young (I mean young) adult fantasy/romance. Although this is book is supposed to be set in medieval Ireland, I felt like I was being transported to a Montessori classroom or a therapy session. Almost nothing really happens (in contrast to her earlier novels, which were strongly and successfully plot-d ...more
Dakota
Jan 21, 2016 Dakota rated it it was amazing
I love these books so very much. The lore, myth, and magic feels so beautiful and real. I was a bit iffy with the switching points of view, since I've come to associate these books with strong female voices, but it didn't take away from the story. Can't wait to read the last one!
Kate Forsyth
Mar 01, 2011 Kate Forsyth rated it really liked it
Another wonderful historical fantasy from one of my all-time favourite writers. I was a little disappointed – given the title - that the book wasn’t actually set at Sevenwaters (the location of many of Juliet’s books), but it was lovely to meet some old friends and the story had me guessing almost to the very end. And the love story was quite beautiful.
Morgan F
A FIFTH Sevenwaters book? Do my eyes deceive me? OMG

As long as its better than the 4th one....
Obsidian
Jan 31, 2011 Obsidian rated it it was ok
Seer of Sevenwaters did not capture me as the previous Sevenwaters books did. I didn't feel swept away; caught up in the story. There was no overwhelming emotion. My heart did not pound of excitement or fear. I found that Sibeal reminded me of previous characters, with bits and pieces of traits taken from others. The plot was fine, however I did not find myself drawn to the book. I also felt that the romance between Felix and Sibeal a bit lack luster. It was unbelievable how quickly Felix fell i ...more
Analisa
Sep 10, 2011 Analisa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoy a well-crafted fantasy with a strong female lead.
Shelves: library-book
I didn't realize when I first picked up this book that it was part of a series. Nevertheless, I did not find it difficult to pick up on the characters and the thread of the storyline. It is likely that if I had read the books in order, I may have had a little bit more insight into the characters and their background (especially Sibeal's intense devotion to her druidic calling), but I enjoyed this book immensely even without that background.

It is a beautifully-written, lyrical fantasy book that f
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Amanda
Dec 13, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-other
After reading several of the earlier books in the Sevenwaters series, I had high expectations of this book. I was left disappointed throughout most of the book. It started slow and it seemed like nothing interesting happened until a little over halfway through the story, and even then it barely held my attention.
My main problem other than the very slow pace was Sibeal's character. She was supposed to be a druid, months away from taking vows, but I couldn't believe it of her. For someone who was
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Phoebe
Jan 13, 2015 Phoebe rated it it was ok
Shelves: faerie-tale
As much as I enjoyed revisiting the Sevenwaters' family and the adventures in the book, I found myself constantly rolling my eyes whenever Sibeal's family talks to her. I get it- this series centers around romance and familial relationships. But I was disappointed by the way Sibeal's family seems to think she can't possibly be happy unless she gets married and has children. Her sisters drop condescending little comments like "oh, you could never understand what love is ~really~ like" or "how cou ...more
Noel
Apr 12, 2016 Noel rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Seer of Sevenwaters lost a little more of the Sevenwaters magic for me. It's a nice story. I enjoyed learning more about Inis Eala, and I liked Sibeal and Felix, but most the the book moved very slowly, with the majority of the action happening in the last quarter. However, that last quarter is fantastic, but even so I never felt as emotionally invested in this book as I had in the others. It's still worth reading though.
Kathleen Dixon
I think I must be one of those devoted fans who cannot countenance anything less than perfect of the source of fandom. I lose any ability to think critically - I've come to the conclusion that it's because I'm at home with certain series, and when we're at home we accept everything, warts and all, and simply don't bother to notice faults.

I say this because quite a number of readers of this book found themselves disappointed (not all, by any means). But not me. I found this as gripping and beauti
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Sinovera
Apr 10, 2014 Sinovera rated it it was ok
Spoiler free review summary: Worst book in the series so far. It felt incredibly forced throughout. While reading it I couldn't help but feel like I wanted it to be over so I could run over to GR and rant about it. By the end of the book I felt bored and embarrassed reading it.

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The plot is mildly interesting at best. Most of the book takes place on Inis Eala and consists of just days on the island. I won't call those parts boring but they certainly weren't extremely
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Natalia
Sep 07, 2014 Natalia rated it it was ok
For someone who has loved all of the previous books (apart from 3), this one has been extremely disappointing.
Caitlin
Oct 01, 2014 Caitlin rated it liked it
This book is written well enough, and there are cute moments and brave moments, but I don't like how the Sevenwaters stories now all seem to be about "How the woman finds her man" rather than "This is the story of an awesome woman, also there is a love interest." I tolerated this shift that I felt in the Heir to Sevenwaters because I was the main character was more of a romantic homebody, and that seemed to be her thing. However in this book, the main character has no interest in having children ...more
Emily
Jun 18, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Marillier fans, historical fiction/fantasy-romance lovers
Shelves: reviewed
Another great Sevenwaters book, and I'm sad to be done with it. However, despite that and my 4-star rating, this was definitely my least favorite in the Sevenwater series so far.

Pros: Great plot and imagery. Definitely a good adventure story; just when I thought I had reached the climax of the book I found that there was still a whole journey ahead. A lot of past characters still present. I enjoyed the new characters, Svala especially. Typical Marillier awesomeness.

Cons: The romance portion of
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Megan
Mar 21, 2012 Megan rated it liked it
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A autora de Fantasia mais aclamada do mundo conquistou-nos com A Filha da Floresta, o seu primeiro livro e o início de uma das trilogias de Fantasia mais amadas dos últimos tempos. Sevenwaters foi o primeiro mundo que criou e, até hoje, segundo os fãs, não mais houve algum que lhe igualasse. Tal foi a paixão que a trilogia causou aos leitores que a autora se viu obrigada a regressar à floresta encantada que a todos deixou s
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Sarah
Dec 09, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kristina
Nov 04, 2012 Kristina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
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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)
  • Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4)
  • Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6)

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“I had grown up. I had learned that being a woman was knowing when to stand firm and when to compromise. I had learned to laugh and weep; I had learned that I was weak as well as strong. I had learned to love. I was no longer a rigid, upright tree that would not flex and bow, even though the gale threatened to snap it in two; I was the willow that bends and shivers and sways, and yet remains strong.” 63 likes
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