y Sevenwaters series - author   novel   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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y Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier , South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1999 Z245162 1999 single work novel fantasy 'Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect their land from the invading Britons. For Sorcha is the only one who escapes the cruel influence of Lady Oonagh, her father's new wife. Exiled from Sevenwaters and cast out into the forest and the terrifying world beyond, Sorcha falls into the hands of the feared enemy. Now she is torn between a life she has always known and a love that only comes once. Daughter of the Forest is a mixture of history and heritage, myth and magic, legend and love' (Libraries Australia).
y Son of the Shadows Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2000 Z820080 2000 single work novel fantasy 'After years of happiness bestowed on Sevenwaters by Sorcha's heroism, darkness has fallen upon Ulster. Trouble is brewing and no one is safe. Of Sorcha's three children at Sevenwaters, it is not golden-haired Niamh nor the young heir Sean, but Liadan, Sean's twin, with her special gifts, who seems to hold the key. Liadan will need all her courage to help save her family, and all her strength to stand up to those she loves. For in the finding of her own grand passion, Liadan's course may doom them all... or be their salvation'. Source: publisher's website (http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/index.asp). Sighted 15/2/11.
y Child of the Prophecy Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2001 Z922201 2001 single work novel fantasy 'The folk of Sevenwaters have always done their best to be loyal custodians of the old ways of Ireland. They are a people bound into the very lifeblood of the land. This has caused much joy, but also heartbreak. An old feud with the Britons is stirring, and otherworldly forces seek a hand in its resolution. And now it is Fainne, the reclusive daughter of Niamh and granddaughter to Sorcha, who must shoulder the burden of charting a safe path to the future. Plucked from her remote home and sent to Sevenwaters, Fainne must decide where she stands, for she has opposing forces coursing through her blood. Can she turn her back on those she has begun to love and destroy the chosen one - the child of the prophecy? Or will love, once and for all, prevail?' - Libraries Australia
y Heir to Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Macmillan Australia , 2008 Z1548995 2008 single work novel fantasy

'The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast forest, said by some to be one of the last refuges of the Tuatha De Danann, the Fair Folk of ancient story. Whatever the truth, Human and Otherworld dwellers have existed side by side in peace, sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting another child, and everything changes.

'With her mother pregnant, Clodagh fears for her health, as Aisling is well past the safe age for childbearing. Her father, Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, son of the famous Sorcha who performed her miraculous sacrifice all those years ago, faces his own difficulties, as warring factions threaten his borders. When Aisling gives birth, the responsibility of caring for the infant falls to Clodagh while her mother recovers.

'Then the family's joy turns to despair when an unspeakable horror falls upon Sevenwaters. Clodagh must finally confront the shadowy mystery of the silent forest and descend to the Otherworld, to find out why the trust between the two realms has been broken so tragically.

'Accompanied on her quest by a warrior of uncertain allegiance, Clodagh will have her courage tested to breaking point. The reward may be far greater than she ever dreamed...' (Publisher's blurb)

y Seer of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1749795 2010 single work novel fantasy

'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 her eyes. In spite of frantic efforts, only three survivors are fished alive from the water, and one of them, a man Sibeal names Ardal, clings to life by the merest thread.

'Life continues on the island, as it must, and Sibeal befriends Ardal as he begins to regain his health. But it becomes clear there is something unusual about the three shipwrecked strangers. Why won't the beautiful Svala speak? And what is it that the gravely ill Ardal can't remember - or won't tell? When a visiting warrior is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, and an attempt is made on Ardal's life, Sibeal finds herself a pawn in a deadly game. The truth will be far more astonishing than she could ever have believed - and the consequences for Sibeal unimaginable.' (From the publisher's website.)

y Flame of Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013 6066006 2013 single work novel fantasy

'When Maeve, twenty year old daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, accompanies a skittish horse back to Erin, she must confront her demons. For Maeve carries the legacy of a childhood fire in her crippled hands. She has lived with her aunt in Britain for ten years, developing a special gift for gentling difficult animals.

'Maeve arrives home to find Sevenwaters in turmoil. The forest surrounding her father's keep also has uncanny inhabitants, including a community of Fair Folk. Now the fey prince Mac Dara has become desperate to see his only son return to the Otherworld to rule after him. To force Sean's hand, Mac Dara has made innocent travellers on the Sevenwaters border disappear, and now their bodies are appearing one by one in bizarre circumstances. Mac Dara's malign activities must be stopped. But how? What human army can defeat a force with magic at its fingertips?

'Maeve's gift with animals earns her respect at Sevenwaters. She bonds with her enigmatic small brother, Finbar, his druid tutor Luachan, and two stray dogs. When Maeve discovers the body of one of the missing men, she and Finbar are drawn into a journey where the stakes are high: they may bring about the end of Mac Dara's reign, or suffer a hideous death. For Maeve, success may lead to a future she has not dared to believe possible.' (Publisher's blurb)

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First known date: 2000

Works about this Work

Fantasy Lessons in Real Life Belle Taylor , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 December 2009; (p. 10)
Back to Earth with Women's Science Fantasy Gill Goodman , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of The Nameless Day Sara Douglass 2000 single work novel ; Sevenwaters 2000 series - author novel
Back to Earth with Women's Science Fantasy Gill Goodman , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of The Nameless Day Sara Douglass 2000 single work novel ; Sevenwaters 2000 series - author novel
Fantasy Lessons in Real Life Belle Taylor , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 December 2009; (p. 10)
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