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Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
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Jan 11, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, fairytale, historical-fiction, mythology, romance
Recommended for: fantasy fans
Read in June, 2008

Third book in the Sevenwaters trilogy.

Unlike the heroines in the first two books, Sorcha and Liadan, Fianne is not perfect and completely self-sacrificing. While some other reviewers thought this detracted from the story, I found her a more interesting and complex character. Fianne is the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, with a heritage that includes the strength and goodness of the Sevenwaters clan as well as the darkness of Lady Oonagh. She was raised in solitude by her father after her mother's early death.

After a mysterious illness strikes Ciaran, Lady Oonagh shows up to torment Fianne. Lady Oonagh convinces Fianne that she is destined to be evil, even while controlling her by threatening the people she loves. Lady Oonagh is still plotting to destroy Sevenwaters and plans to use Fianne to accomplish her evil plan.

As the residents of Sevenwaters gradually work their way into Fianne's heart, she learns that she is stronger than she ever realised and reaches deep within herself to fight Lady Oonagh.

A satisfying ending to a marvelous trilogy.
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