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Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
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Jan 04, 2012

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I loved the first book of this series and gave it 5 stars. What prevented the second book from getting a similar rating was the first third of the book. I had given up after 100 pages because if a book is dry and boring for the first 100 pages, very rarely will it redeem itself. In this case, it redeemed itself and I could hardly put it down.

Just be aware that the beginning is super slow and boring. It takes forever for the plot to get going. If you can last that long, then the rest is worth it. The only reason I tried to read it again is because I loved the first novel so much.

The first novel introduced the characters of Sorcha and her brothers. It is retelling of a fable and a wonderful love story as well. This novel deals with her daughter and the daughter's experiences.

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