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Daughter of the Forest
Daughter of the Forest: Book One of the Sevenwaters Trilogy | Juliet Marillier
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Juliet Marillier is a rare talent, a writer who can imbue her characters and her story with such warmth, such heart, that no reader can come away from her work untouched. Daughter of the Forest is a testimony to that talent, a first novel and the beginning of a trilogy like no other: a mixture of history and fantasy, myth and magic, legend and love.Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with six sons: Liam, a natural leader; Diarmid, with his passion for adventure; twins Cormack and Conor, each with a different calling; rebellious Finbar, grown old before his time by his gift of the Sight; and the young, compassionate Padriac.But it is Sorcha, the seventh child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land from the Britons and the clan known as Northwoods. For her father has been bewitched, and her brothers bound by a spell that only Sorcha can lift.To reclaim the lives of her brothers, Sorcha leaves the only safe place she has ever known, and embarks on a journey filled with pain, loss, and terror.When she is kidnapped by enemy forces and taken to a foreign land, it seems that there will be no way for her to break the spell that condemns all that she loves. But magic knows no boundaries, and Sorcha will have to choose between the life she has always known and a love that comes only once.
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Theeclecticreader
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I have been looking for a copy of this book forever! It‘s never in stores and I‘ve had no luck at used bookstores either. Even Amazon‘s price for it was higher than what most mass paperbacks sell for. Tonight I was doing some gift shopping at Barnes and Noble and there it was! Naturally I treated myself to an early Christmas present 😊

Johanna414 I love her books! 1w
Theeclecticreader @Johanna414 I‘ve only read one of her books, Wildwood Dancing, and I loved it! This book caught my eye awhile ago and I knew I had to read it! 4d
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Anneluthien
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Such a beautiful story. Marillier‘s writing is truly on another level.

LeeRHarry I love this series 😊 4mo
Anneluthien This series has been on my TBR for so many years. I‘ve read some of Marillier‘s other books and enjoyed them, but this one became my favorite. I‘m glad I finally started the series! 😊 4mo
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EmilieGR
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A perfect fairy tale

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Sooooo, I‘m going to have a novelette in Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, an anthology of romantic witchcraft stories, with the lovely Juliet Marillier. *yayyyy* It releases in September. Once Upon Anthologies is taking story submissions through 5/15 (and that date may be extended). If interested, check out the Submittable link.
https://onceuponanthologies.submittable.com/submit

LeahBergen Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
tammysue Congrats! 💐 8mo
GondorGirl Very cool! 8mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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New #fantasy series from one of my favorite authors!! The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier, set to release September 2019 🤗🤗

minkyb Will check this out! 10mo
MellieAntoinette Haaaaaaaa! Angels singing. Fingers preordering! 10mo
Chelleo Check your email, please 😊 10mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Wow! Great storytelling in this book. I remember the story of The Little Nettle Girl whose brothers were enchanted into swans and she had to sew shirts of nettle for them to become human but Marillier takes it to a whole other level. I was engrossed from start to finish; stayed up all night to read! The 7 siblings of Sevenwaters are cursed and the 7th child Sorcha must brave wilds and trials to free them alone & in enemy territory. 📚📚📚📚

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Next listen :)

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intothehallofbooks
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Finished my ???th reread this morning and I felt both full and empty-or maybe drained is the more appropriate word. I love Sorcha‘s story with my heart and soul, especially the great lengths that she would go to show her family love and her long, hard journey to finally accepting that she is worthy of love like she gives.

This book is perfect and it is my favorite.

Puredragonstar I read this when I was 16 and it is my favorite book, I reread it as an adult and it has never lost its magic. 💜💜💜 She‘s my top ten author. 1y
Dragon Sounds good, stacking! 🐉 1y
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intothehallofbooks
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“How strong are you, Sorcha? How many partings can you bear, before you must weep aloud?”

😭😭😭 every time I read this book, my heart breaks into a million pieces. And yet, I love it so much.

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intothehallofbooks
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I adore this audiobook. One of my favorite audio purchases. The narrator is Terry Donnelly and her accent is lovely. She sounds exactly what I imagined Sorcha to sound like when I read the book for the first time. She pronounces words so beautifully that I would completely destroy. I highly recommend experiencing it by purchase or library loan!

This book is a total comfort read for me. A favorite. I will sing its praises forever, you guys.

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 1y
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“If you are lucky enough to grow up the way I did, you have plenty of good things to remember. And some that are not so good.” -Sorcha, Daughter of the Forest

Comfort read, rereading for the ???th time. Who else loves it as much as I do? 🙋🏻‍♀️

Joriebooks I‘ve read it several times since middle school. Love it. 2y
LeeRHarry This is a great series 😊 2y
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VeganCleopatra
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Day 12 of #riotgrams is favorite #leadingladies. As far as fiction goes, Sorcha is hard to beat for me.

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@DGRachel #ShareTheLitsyLove

I adore this book and have read it numerous times. It never loses its magic. It is beautifully written and the characters are fully realized, you come to love them. Plus the story itself is wonderful. It is a mix of fantasy and historical fiction, though more the former. Somehow Marillier made a character that doesn't speak wholly compelling. ❤️❤️❤️

Dulcinella Like a fairytale:-) 2y
DGRachel Ooh, this sounds fabulous! Thanks for entering! 2y
VeganCleopatra @Dulcinella yes it is based on one! 2y
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VeganCleopatra @DGRachel thanks! I do love it. 2y
Dulcinella @VeganCleopatra I know 😉you read the other parts too? 2y
VeganCleopatra @Dulcinella 😏 I read the second book and it was a letdown after this one. I do plan to read the third, hopefully soon. 2y
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ceilidh_gibbons
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In 2015 I mistakenly bought this book on my Nook, mixing it up with "Daughter of the Blood" by Anne Bishop. What a happy accident! This is one of my absolute favorite books. Period. The end. It is terribly painful to read in places: suspenseful, unjust... but equally as beautiful, rousing, and triumphant. I love this book (bonus: it's a series so you can go buck wild!), and I am a total Marillier fangirl because of it.

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kanwillcutyou
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I feel like it took me a little bit to get into it but I love the subtle introduction of magic to a fairytale and the ending was much more than I expected it to be at the onset.

Bought the next book immediately and regretted putting off the initial reading as long as I did.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 1y
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KimM
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This book and subsequent series are based on a fairy tale. I've only read the first one but it was very good. 🍀🍀🍀. 4⭐️s. #GiveAwayFairyTales

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Lacythebookworm I‘ve been interested in this series for a while. Might have to go ahead and get a copy of the first one now! 2y
KimM I just started her Blackthorn and Grimm series and I'm loving it @Lacythebookworm 2y
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booksandsympathy
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I finally got Litsy to work for me again! This beautifully written historic fantasy series would make an awesome TV show. #fallintobooks #thisshouldbeatvseries

TrishB Great pick 👍 2y
JazzFeathers Didn't know there are 6 of them 😱 2y
booksandsympathy @JazzFeathers Yes! It was originally just a trilogy, but she was given a deal to make more. They are all so good. 2y
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ElyssaReads
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Good news! I found 2 of the 3 in the original Sevenwaters trilogy (and another by the author that I've never read) at Half-Price books and ordered the other from Amazon. Wasn't sure if they'd hold up since I first read them 10 years ago but Marillier's world building is fantastic and the first of the trilogy at least is still a good read. Now to wait for the second to arrive!

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beckygracelea
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#Riotgrams Day 21: #animalcover One of my very favourite fairytale reworkings.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lovely cover! 2y
TheLondonBookworm Ooooh I haven't read this one- I have a serious obsession with. Fairy tales so this is a tbr for sure! 2y
beckygracelea @TheLondonBookworm It's so lovely (and a bit grim in places). I got completely swept away by it. 2y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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After a very rocky start, this book totally won me over. Wonderful story and amazing story telling. This book demanded my attention and I couldn't put it down. 4⭐️
Trigger warning ⚠️for rape and talk of suicide.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Struggling hardcore with this one. Everyone loves this author and I'm not quite getting it yet. ??

TrishB Have to admit, I loved these books. 3y
raelaschoenherr Uh oh! I just got this out from the library... 3y
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @TrishB I hope I do. Things are moving so slowly though!! 3y
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @raelaschoenherr I'm hoping it's just my weird reading mood. Fingers crossed! 3y
raelaschoenherr I'm interested to hear your final thoughts! 3y
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CocoReads
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I don't read a lot of #fairytaleretellings (or fantasy) but I read this one years ago and really enjoyed it. I know my copy is in this house somewhere but I don't know where! #photoadaynov16

TrishB I loved this series! I read a long time ago!! 3y
CocoReads @TrishB I think I only read the first 2. I intended to get back to them but then other books demanded my attention and now I think I would need to start all over 3y
TrishB @cocoreads I know what you mean, too long a gap. 3y
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Readasaurus_rex
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Sweet baby Jesus just let me finish a book tonight please. This has been the Thanksgiving from hell and I miss my books 😭😭😭

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DragonSadhana
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This #debutnovel by Juliet Marillier is a retelling of the story of the seven swans. Our protagonist is a young woman with brothers who become enchanted. She herself escapes enchantment, and begins a dangerous journey to save her brothers. In the meantime, she finds her own power, and she finds love. Beautiful debut for #booktober. This doubles as my #WWW! Love her writing!

BookishFeminist Oh I've never read her! Thanks for the rec! Stacking. 📚 3y
LeeRHarry This is a great series - loved it! 3y
Rudis I remember reading this series as a kid growing up - loved them! 3y
DragonSadhana @BookishFeminist Glad to recommend! She's a wonderful writer. 3y
DragonSadhana @LeeRHarry @Rudis I remember reading this when I was about 20, after reading Mariob Zimmer Bradly and a lot of Anne McCaffrey. Marillier was a perfect follow-up to those two greats. 3y
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Foragingfantasy
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Progress! 🌵🌵🌵

thec0zy Your embroidery is so cute!! And I love that book 😍 3y
Foragingfantasy @thec0zy thank you! It's for my friend. 😊 3y
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Otherworld_Library
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"You will see them. Next year on midsummer eve, and thereafter twice a year at midsummer and midwinter between dusk and dawn, they will resume their human form, and they will come to you if they can. But remember, you must not make a sound, you must not tell your tale, even to them, or they will remain swans forever."

#putaspellonme #photochallenge #booktober #outofthisworld

Sharanya ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
the_fandoms_being_weird_again This book looks beautiful! Was it good? 3y
Otherworld_Library @the_fandoms_being_weird_again Yes! It's the first book in one of my favorite trilogies. 3y
Bibliogirl Such a beautiful book. Loved this trilogy. 3y
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Voldenae
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I put off reading this book for so long, and I'm sad that I did. It was beautiful, emotional, and sweet. Marillier did the original tale justice and more with her retelling.

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Jesskathkarl
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Happiness.

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Foragingfantasy
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One chapter in and I know I'm gonna love it!

Johanna414 I hope you do! This is one of my favorites 3y
MellieAntoinette @Foragingfantasy I love love ❤️ this series! 3y
Joriebooks Love this book. One of my favs since high school. ❤️ 3y
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Dimack17 One of my favorites. Keep the tissues close that's all I can say. 3y
Otherworld_Library One of my favorite series of all time! Enjoy!!! 3y
Foragingfantasy @Dimack17 now I'm nervous!!! 3y
Foragingfantasy You all have made me even more excited about it. My guys aren't letting me get much reading done this long weekend but I'll be back at it tomorrow. 3y
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intothehallofbooks
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Here are a few of my #usedbooks! As you may know from my previous posts, I get very excited when I can give other people's unwanted books a good home.

I'm building Moriarty + Moyes collections. I've recently started grabbing Juliet Marillier books when I find them (because her books are like a dream). It is THE BEST feeling to complete a set entirely used because: patience 😉

#bookstacks #augustphotochallenge #bookphotochallenge #augustofpages

Lizpixie I know what you mean. I've almost completed my set of Anne McCaffreys Pern & The Ship Who Sang series, Elizabeth Georges Inspector Lynley series & Agatha Christies books from used bookstores. There's not that many locally anymore unfortunately, there used to be a good one in Blacktown & Windsor which have both closed, but Parklea Markets used book stall is still going strong & there's a really old one at The Entrance that I love. 3y
TeR Love it! 3y
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Treatyoshelf
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Favorite series - Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier. Heartbreaking and beautiful. #24in48 #Readathon

Sharanya OMG Son of the Shadows BROKE ME when I read it! I reread it at least once every two years or so because BRAN 😍😍 3y
Treatyoshelf @Sharanya Yesssss!! And Sorcha. 😭 3y
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Joriebooks
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Got my new Lumio book light today. It looks like a book when closed. Some good reading is going to happen tonight!

RealLifeReading Oooh....so prettyyyyy..... 3y
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"...You are the blood in my veins, and the beating of my heart. You are my first waking thought, and my last sigh before sleeping. You are--you are bone of my bone, and breath of my breath." ? squeeeeeeeee

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ReadsInTheDark

That feeling when… You want to hide away and finish a good book but it's time to be social. 📚

ReadingOver50 All. The. Time. 3y
bookishchelle I recall when I first read this book. I fell in ❤️ with it, but I am a sucker for fairy tale inspired books 📚 3y
ReadsInTheDark @bookishchelle I am a complete softy for anything related to fairytales. I would ❤️ any recommendations since I just finished this book. 🦄 3y
Peddler410 You mean all the time? 3y
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ReadsInTheDark
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I'm almost halfway and I can't believe what happened to Sorcha. 😡😢 Time to eat my feelings and choose the strawberry margarita cupcake.

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ReadsInTheDark

"Tell me then," she whispered.
"My feet will tread soft as a deer in the forest," said Conor, frowning with concentration. "My mind will be clear as water from the sacred well. My heart will be strong as a great oak. My spirit will spread an eagle's wings, and fly forth. This is the way of truth."

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ReadsInTheDark

I'm going to start this one tonight after everyone goes to sleep. 😺 I found out about this book from one of my favorite authors, Kate Forsyth.

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Lovingliterarylullaby
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One of my favorite books of all time. Marillier creates a magical story for readers to follow Sorcha's struggles and transports readers to the magical world of medieval Ireland. ❤️

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Dimack17
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My favorite book of all time. A tale based on the Seven Swans fairy tale set in a historical fantasy Ireland. No matter how many times I reread it I'm in a daze for days. There is a lasting melancholy about this book. But everything about it is beautiful- the writing, the characters, the story.

Puredragonstar Mine too, I wish I could go back and retread it for the first time again. 4y
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XandieK
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You know not, yet, the sort of love that strikes like a lightning bolt; that clutches hold of you by the heart, as irrevocably as death; that becomes the lodestar by which you steer the rest of your life.

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Puredragonstar
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I love this book. It beautiful and really an amazing get away. Truly getting yourself lost in Ireland has never been more easier. I am a book seller and of all the books I've read I still hold this as my number one. Xoxox Juliet Marillier you are an amazing artist.

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Otherworld_Library
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The Sevenwaters Trilogy: A long time favorite. The first book is a beautiful retelling of The Wild Swans, the second has one of my book boyfriends (Bran) in it, and the third a bittersweet end involving selkies that I love.🍃💕

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Anythingnovel
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I really enjoyed this take on Irish folklore and found it really engaging in its entirety 😊

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Anythingnovel
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My current read...had a bit of a slow start but now I am loving it 😊