Juliet Marillier - Daughter of the Forest

Thursday, March 18, 2010

4. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (2000)
The Sevenwaters Series Book 1
Length: 554 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 8 March 2010
Finished: 18 March 2010
Where did it come from? From Barnes and Noble
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2008
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Juliet Marillier is a new author for me. I also liked that this book took place in medieval Ireland

Lovely Sorcha was the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. She and her brothers loved to run through the forest free and wild. Until their father married again; an Irish sorceress bent on destroying them all. Lady Oonagh started to slowly divide the family from each other until, in desperation, Sorcha's brothers take their sister into the forest to protect her. Lady Oonagh catches them and weaves an enchantment that the brothers can't escape.

Their very lives are in Sorcha's hands, but she is forced to stay silent on the orders of The Lady of the Forest who sets a task for her - spin six shirts from starwort and put them over her brothers heads herself to set them free. Sorcha is kidnapped by enemies of Sevenwaters and brought across the sea. She despairs of ever finishing her task, but the love of her brothers and the love that comes once in a lifetime sustains her. I give this story an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often