Flame of Sevenwaters

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 434 pages
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Bestselling author Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock the secrets of the Otherworld…

Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, was badly burned as a child and carries the legacy of that fire in her crippled hands. After ten years, she's returning home, having grown into a courageous, forthright woman with a special gift for gentling difficult animals. But while her body's scars have healed, her spirit remains fragile, fearing the shadows of her past.

Sevenwaters is in turmoil. The fey prince Mac Dara has become desperate to see his only son, married to Maeve's sister, return to the Otherworld. To force Lord Sean's hand, Mac Dara has caused a party of innocent travelers on the Sevenwaters border to vanish—only to allow their murdered bodies to be found, one by one.

When Maeve finds the body of one of the missing men in a remote part of the woods, she and her brother Finbar embark on a journey that may bring about the end of Mac Dara's reign, or lead to a hideous death. If she is successful, Maeve may open the door to a future she has not dared to believe possible…
 

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User Review  - waclements7 - LibraryThing

This is the latest installment of the books beginning with Daughter of the Forest, the one that first addicted me to Juliet Marillier. A couple of generations have passed since then, and Sorcha, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Unreachableshelf - LibraryThing

More of a straight forward quest fantasy and less of a romantic fantasy than the rest of Marillier's work (the heroine does find love at the end, but the romance doesn't appear until the book is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
43
Section 4
57
Section 5
77
Section 6
111
Section 7
131
Section 8
167
Section 13
257
Section 14
261
Section 15
283
Section 16
289
Section 17
313
Section 18
337
Section 19
355
Section 20
357

Section 9
171
Section 10
203
Section 11
227
Section 12
231
Section 21
373
Section 22
401
Section 23
433
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About the author (2012)

Juliet Marillier holds advanced degrees in music and languages, and has had a lifelong passion for both Celtic music and Irish folklore.

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