Son of the Shadows

>> Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I just finished reading Son of the Shadows, the second book in The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier, and I can't wait to get book three and read it too. I got started on Juliet Marillier when I read Wildwood Dancing for work. What a story! It's a little bit of Twelve Dancing Princesses mixed with The Frog Prince and set in a remote castle in a forest in Transylvania. Wow! I don't know what she did, but the author sucked me in right away. I sat down to read the book and after just a few pages I got interrupted by a phone call and I was really angry because I was already completely absorbed. Anyway, I liked that one so much I decided to go back and read her earlier novels written for adults. Did I mention that Wildwood Dancing is YA? I started with Daughter of the Forest and loved it - it retells the story of Sorcha - the sister who saved her brothers who were turned into swans. She really does a wonderful job retelling these old tales. Son of the Shadows picks up with Sorcha's daughter and tells a totally original story - or at least I wasn't familiar with the one she was riffing on. Liadan is strong and brave and a talented healer - and she falls in love with a REALLY intriguing man. I can't wait for book three. . .


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