The triumphant conclusion to Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters trilogy, Child of the Prophecy ties up the battle between the old and new magics--Fairy folk vs. man's technology and hunger for power.
Magic is fading...and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core.
The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them...as well as great sorrow.
It is up to Fianne, daughter of Niamh, the lost sister of Sevenwaters, to solve the riddles of power. A shy child of a reclusive sorcerer, she finds that her way is hard: She is the granddaughter of the wicked sorceress Oonagh, who has emerged from the shadows and seeks to destroy all that Sevenwaters has striven for. Oonagh will use Fianne most cruelly to accomplish her ends, and stops at nothing to see her will done.
Will Fianne be strong enough to battle this evil and save those she has come to love?
About the Author
JULIET MARILLIER achieved international recognition with the publication of the first two award-winning novels in the Sevenwaters Trilogy, a historical fantasy set in early medieval Ireland and Britain, and loosely based on the fairy tale "The Six Swans". Her other series include the Bridei Chronicles, set in the kingdom of the Picts, and the Viking duology, Saga of the Light Isles. Juliet has won numerous awards for her writing, including five Aurealis Awards, the Sara Douglass Book Series Award, and the Prix Imaginales. More recently, Juliet has returned to the Irish setting of the Sevenwaters books with her Blackthorn & Grim trilogy and her current series, Warrior Bards. Juliet loves mythology, folklore, human dilemmas and complex characters. When not writing, she tends to a small pack of rescue dogs.