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Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  6,089 ratings  ·  408 reviews
Sibeal has always known that she is destined for a spiritual life, and is committed to it with all her heart. The only thing left for her to do before she enters the nemetons is to spend the summer visiting her sisters, Muirrin and Clodagh, on the northern island of Inis Eala.

But Sibeal has barely set foot on the island before a freak storm out at sea sinks a ship before h
Paperback, 402 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Pan Macmillan
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About a year ago I pre-ordered this book, and with everything but patience, I waited. Marillier, my favorite author of all time, had written a new book. A Sevenwaters book nonetheless! After reading the story, I searched for a word meaning ‘not quite disappointed but less than satisfied.’ Seer of Sevenwaters was a good book. I mean it. The characters were strong, the imagery was stunning, and the language was delightful. Unfortunately I was left wanting. Seer of Sevenwaters had a Marillier feel ...more
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 .

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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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
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
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
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!
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 just wasn't what I expected from the author of Daughter of the Forest and Wildwood Dancing. The series was intended t
Dec 20, 2010 Jenna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
Kate Forsyth
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....
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
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
Sep 10, 2011 Analisa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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.

---Spoilers from here on out---
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
For someone who has loved all of the previous books (apart from 3), this one has been extremely disappointing.
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
Jun 18, 2012 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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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Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue:

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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Hmmph. Did I like it? Yes. Did it meet my expectations? No.

*WARNING- sarcastic ranting ahead*

These books are so full of love, hope, and compassion it's damn near overwhelming. In prior books it was their redeeming quality, but in this one (and perhaps the last two as well) it was their most suffocating quality. Each successive book in the series loses yet another key element that made the first so fantastic--and if I had to pinpoint what that is I'd say that her characters are going too soft on
I did not enjoy this installment to the Sevenwaters series as much as I expected to. Previous installments always made me react in some way -- tears, sighs, or smiles, not the case, zip, nothing, nada. I expected to be moved by trials, tribulations, and revelations but this one just did not move me emotionally at all.

Sibeal, a Druid in training and main character, is one of the many decendents of the original sisters. I would put Sibeal at two generations removed or there about. At any rate, she
3,5 stars

A Vidente de Sevenwaters é o quinto livro desta saga tão conhecida da autora Juliet Marillier. Para quem não conhece, este é uma série que nos relata a vida da família de Sevenwaters, que está cada vez maior a cada livro que passa. Eles são uma família que remonta a tempos muito antigos e são os guardiões do território (por muitos tido como sagrado) que engloba as florestas de Sevenwaters. Os druidas são recorrentes nesta família e o dom da Visão é um dom que se pronuncia em vários memb
Sonja Venter
Worst of the sevenwaters series yet. If it had focused on Svala and her tale this may actually have been interesting and Sibeal is actually not a bad character in and of herself, but dear God is her and Felix's love story tedious. The other books in the series did a good job of building the romance around the story with the couple's relationships growing and developing as the engaging plot moves along (this being done best in the first and second books). In fact in the other books the love inter ...more
Trissa White
I loved all 418 pages. I like that it alternated between Felix and Sebeil's point of view. This book did not have the same heart wrenching sacrifice and suffering as some of the other books however it contained plenty of challenge, courage, loyalty, honor, family and love. I did not have it figured out until the author chose to reveal the mysteries. It was great to read about other characters in past books and follow up on their stories. This book left plenty of room for additional Sevenwaters n ...more
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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)
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1) Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2) Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, #3) Heir to Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #4)

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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.” 61 likes
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