Son of the Shadows

The Sevenwaters Trilogy (Volume 2 of 3)

Juliet Marillier

Tor Fantasy

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Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures.

It is from her sacrifice that Sorcha's brothers were brought home to their ancestral fortress Sevenwaters, and her life has known much joy.

But not all the brothers were able to fully escape the spell that transformed them into swans, and it is left to Sorcha's daughter Liadan to help fulfill the destiny of the Sevenwaters clan. Beloved child and dutiful daughter, Liadan embarks on a journey that shows her just how hard-won was the peace that she has known all her life.

Liadan will need all of her courage to help save her family, for there are dark forces and ancient powers conspiring to destroy this family's peace--and their world. And she will need all of her strength to stand up to those she loves best, for in the finding of her own true love, Liadan's course may doom them all . . . or be their salvation.

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Chapter One
 
 
My mother knew every tale that was ever told by the firesides of Erin, and more besides. Folks stood hushed around the hearth to hear her tell them after a long day’s work, and marveled at the bright tapestries she wove with her words. She related the many adventures of Cú Chulainn the hero, and she told of Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was a great warrior and cunning with it. In some households, such tales were reserved for men alone. But not in ours, for my mother made a magic with her words that drew all under its spell.

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"Beautifully written." --Publishers Weekly
"Ever wondered what happens next in your favorite fairy tale? Juliet Marillier provides a beautifully wrought answer. . . . The exquisite poetry of the story is carefully balanced with strong characterizations and more than a nod to Irish mythology."-Romantic Times

"A fine new fantasy writer."-Anne McCaffrey

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Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She currently lives in a rural area of Western Australia, sharing her house with a cat and a dog. A university graduate in music and languages, she has had a varied career that includes working for government agencies, opera singing, and raising four children. Juliet now writes full time. Her lifelong interest in myth, legend, folklore and traditional music is a strong influence on both style and theme in her writing. A passion for early British history, reflecting her Celtic ancestry, is evident in her choice of settings.

Juliet Marillier achieved international recognition in 1999 with the publication of her award-winning novel Daughter of the Forest. This is the first book of the Sevenwaters Trilogy, a historical fantasy set in Ireland and Britain in the ninth century, and is loosely based on the traditional fairy tale, The Six Swans. The second book in the series, Son of the Shadows, won the 2000 Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel. Child of the Prophecy completes this trilogy.

Juliet Marillier's second series is based on the first Viking voyage from Norway to Orkney, and weaves history and folklore into a saga of adventure, romance and magic. The series is made up of two novels, Wolfskin and Foxmask. Juliet is currently working on a new trilogy set in the north of Britain in the time of the Picts.

Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD and of the Australian Greens Party, reflecting her commitment to environmental causes.

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Son of the Shadows
Juliet Marillier

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
June 2002
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765343260
ISBN10: 0765343266
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 608 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312875299
ISBN10: 0312875290
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429913478
ISBN10: 1429913479
462 pages
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