The Seer of Sevenwaters

The Seer of SevenwatersSibeal Has Always Known That She Is Destined For A Spiritual Life, And Is Committed To It With All Her Heart The Only Thing Left For Her To Do Before She Enters The Nemetons Is To Spend The Summer Visiting Her Sisters, Muirrin And Clodagh, On The Northern Island Of Inis Eala.But Sibeal Has Barely Set Foot On The Island Before A Freak Storm Out At Sea Sinks A Ship Before Her Eyes In Spite Of Frantic Efforts, Only Three Survivors Are Fished Alive From The Water, And One Of Them, A Man Sibeal Names Ardal, Clings To Life By The Merest Thread.Life Continues On The Island, As It Must, And Sibeal Befriends Ardal As He Begins To Regain His Health But It Becomes Clear There Is Something Unusual About The Three Shipwrecked Strangers Why Won T The Beautiful Svala Speak And What Is It That The Gravely Ill Ardal Can T Remember Or Won T Tell When A Visiting Warrior Is Found Dead At The Bottom Of A Cliff, And An Attempt Is Made On Ardal S Life, Sibeal Finds Herself A Pawn In A Deadly Game The Truth Will Be Far Astonishing Than She Could Ever Have Believed And The Consequences For Sibeal Unimaginable. The divination showed a mission courage in the face of death the completion of a circle, the possibility of a goal achieved What it didn t show was 432 pages of total boredom and waste of time By the Dagda s manhood, it is very problematic when the Author does not know when to finish a series and so it drags on and on and on to the detriment of the initial design and readers despair I begin to believe that Daughter of the Forest is the only book in the Sevenwaters series above the average and thus the only one worth reading But usually, every series is like a dynasty, the farther down the line, the better the chance of begetting a monstrosity instead of a prince charming This time we are following the steps of Sibeal who is a seer about to enter the druid nemetons and thus pledge her life to celibacy, scholarly pursuits, and otherworldly issues Her mentor sends her to spend the last summer before her final pledge with her sisters on Inis Eala, which essentially is a tiny island brimming with young warriors You see where the whole thing is coming Fall in love with some strapping young warrior and allow my life to veer off its long intended course I would never let that happen Here it comes Just as you would expect, a young man lands on her path to the happily ever after Sibeal is yet another Liadan derivative with all th
Like many others, I am a huge fan of the original Sevenwaters trilogy I ve re read each of those first three books many times, loving the touching romances, the strong heroines, the atmosphere, the way the whole Sevenwaters family came to life basically everything I was even delighted with Heir to Sevenwaters on the first couple of reads, and while nothing else Marillier has written quite stands up to the original Sevenwaters trilogy, I ve found several of her other books to be enjoyable and wonderfully romantic So I m disappointed with this book, although Marillier s writing has been headed this way for some time I noticed re reading Heir to Sevenwaters, and later with Heart s Blood, that there was something missing Here though, it really comes to a head To start with the plot Sibeal the child seer from Child of the Prophecy and Heir to Sevenwaters is now 16, and is visiting her family on the island of Inis Eala before taking her final vows as a druid She meets a young man, and things progress exactly the way you think they do That s part of the problem that this book is so
UPDATED REVIEW April 14, 2016It s been a little over 5 years since I read Seer, and I have been working my way back through the series After reading the story again, with time and years to my advantage, I feel looking back that I was too critical of Seer I said it lacked feeling and adventure This time around, without the burden of expectation, I throughly loved it The love story unfolded beautifully and moved deeply Our heroes were brave and selfless and so unlike their series predecessors, that it was captivating in a new unique way Though the love was never denied, there was passion in the words left unspoken and embraces unshared than if it were blatantly expressed The quest was noble and courageous and our characters perfectly flawed The great mystery was still a bit transparent, but I am decently versed in Irish folklore, so you ll have that The first time I read the Sevenwaters Series, I read the books as they came out So the stories didn t connect for me Reading the series one book right after the other has been enlightenin
I find it hard to believe I ve finished book 5 in this series, and I ll be leaving this big family behind soon with book 6 I really enjoyed this book Sibeal is wonderful, so calm and strong, and so sure of herself and her vocation as a Druid, not really imagining that she could be missing out on the pleasures of making her own little family She s been sent tomInis Eala to contemplate, help out, and really consider the next step of her life.Of course, stuff happens, in the form of a shipwreck at the island, and Sibeal ends up having her faith repeatedly called on to aid the others, while she finds herself gradually wondering whether her vocation is really to be a Druid, thanks to forming relationships with a couple of the survivors.Juliet Marillier s writing is sensitive and thoughtful, with Sibeal testing herself, all the while insisting she doesn t need the usual life of a family Sibeal struggles even while she appears outwardly so calm, graduall
Before Holy fuck there is going to be a fifth one Well obviously there is , but yeah now I am superr crazy happy This is one of my very favorite series , I hope it s like the first two and not the other ones.After I was in no way disappointed in this , it was beyond amazing Sibeal got annoying at times , especially towards the end when she was actually going to give Felix up But it didn t take away from my love of it in any way Lmao It was g
I took a bit of a break reading the Sevenwaters series, so it felt good to get back to it I love Marillier s writing, and the fact that while there is a pattern to her stories, her books always deliver as expected and they don t feel formulaic to me Sibeal is an interesting heroine whose introspection forms an integral part of the narrative While it retains it s essential romantic structure, the book is also in large part a compressed coming of age tale Sibeal is one of those old souls born into adulthood, but having at last reached the point she must commit to her spiritual vocation as a druid, she finds that she still has things to learn about herself and what it means to be Sibeal the woman, as opposed to Sibeal the druid.It s interesting that the story takes place on Inis Eala, a place where so many have learne
Have I outgrown Marillier Have I become tired of each Sevenwaters female relation finding the love of her life at sixteen Or has Marillier lost her story telling ability She is certainly churning out books much faster than she has in the past, which doesn t bode well, and I think her recent books suffer from a lack of time and effort put into their plots The original Sevenwaters books, whilst, yes, love stories at their core, still had plenty of subplots, danger, misfortune and magic to make them than simply romances This latest in the Sevenwaters series is much less complex than those, with really only one plot line, and what problems there are never seem to threaten I believe I said this of the last one, but it was simply all too easy I also felt with this story that it had the terrible tendency to slide into sentimentality I don t think I can handle another Sevenwaters novel where every married couple is just so blissfully in love and produc
3,5 5M s o menos similares impresiones al cuarto libro de la saga, como siempre disfruto un mont n de estos libros, especialmente de la ambientaci n y la atm sfera tan genial, pero esta segunda trilog a le da una importancia exagerada al romance que me carga un poco.A n as es una pe
Farewell, my mother and my home Farewell my sisters three For I am bound for oceans far And isles of mystery.In my review of the fourth part I wrote that I was expecting something in the next, after reading this book, I can say that there is this something in it The most oceanic book of the series has a very promising start A mysterious wreck that its survivors seem to hide a lot of things and of course something that looks like the beginning of a love affair, but given with than one point of views, which creates the conditions for a beautiful result The first element, as the pages progress, leads us to the mythical mysteries of the northern seas, the second leads us to an erotic story full of tenderness In the end, an exciting sea adventure leads to the climax, the solution of the mystery and the difficult decision about the future of a love that is in conflict with duty.So we have another book that combines adventure in a martial culture with a love story In the first I think the writer does better work than in any book in the series, writing a truly fascinating
Quiet, intuitive Sibeal has always known she was destined to become a druid Just when she is on the verge of completing her training, however, her mentor Ciaran bids her spend a summer on Inis Eala, where two of her sisters live and where her cousin Johnny runs a warriors school When a Viking ship is wrecked on Inis Eala s shores, the resulting events change Sibeal s life and the lives of everyone on Inis Eala.There are three survivors of the wreck of Freyja Knut, a sturdy Norseman who quickly wins friends on the island Svala, Knut s wife, who does not speak and behaves most strangely and Felix, a young scholar with amnesia, whose elusive memories harbor a deadly secret Sibeal helps nurse Felix back to health and finds herself drawn to him, and for the first time in her life she questions her spiritual vocation.One can always depend upon a Juliet Marillier book to provide lovely writing, haunting magic, and a sweet, slow building romance Longtime fans will also enjoy the reappearance of characters from earlier in the SEVENWATERS series at this point some of them feel alm

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Seer of Sevenwaters
  • Juliet Marillier
  • English
  • 18 May 2017
  • 9780330404136