Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters Series #6)

Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters Series #6)

by Juliet Marillier

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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, a courageous, forthright woman. 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 is 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 a body in a remote part of the woods, she and her brother, Finbar, embark on a journey that could 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....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451414878
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Series: Sevenwaters Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 200,133
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, a town with strong Scottish roots. She graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in languages and music, and has had a varied career that includes teaching and performing music as well as working in government agencies. Juliet now lives in a hundred-year-old cottage near the river in Perth, Western Australia, where she writes full-time. She is a member of the druid order OBOD. Juliet shares her home with two dogs and a cat. Juliet's historical fantasy novels are published internationally and have won a number of awards.

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My aunt taught me to hold my head high, even when people stared. My uncle taught me to defend myself. Between them they made sure I learned courage. But I could not be brave about going home.

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"Juliet Marillier is a fine fantasy writer."--Anne McCaffrey

"With her graceful storytelling and her talent as a folklorist, [Marillier] crafts a love story with magical underpinnings."--Library Journal

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Flame of Sevenwaters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with Flame of Sevenaters, and this coming from a tried-and-true veteran of all of Juliet Marillier's books. I especially hold in high esteem the first three Sevenwaters novels, the original trilogy, so it was with disappointment that I review this book so poorly in comparison. If anyone reads this series, I implore you to base Marillier's story telling skills upon her first three novels. Those are classic and cannot be beat. Throughout my life I have read novels that have nailed it or that have lost their way. This latest novel in the Sevenwaters series (and possibly even Seer of Sevenwaters as well) has no doubt lost its way in the classic story-telling of Mariliier's previous novels. I believe Marillier's writing style has changed drastically from the mysterious, alluring nature of her early novels. Instead, now I am plagued with a heroine with entirely too much internal dialogue and no grand character arc. This may be a dying preference in our culture today (and I see that Marillier's styles are changing with the times too), but I tire of the internal angst-driven dialogue. I do not need to read this character prattle on and on about the injustices done to her, or the way people should or should not treat her. The first time it was said I felt for her, but every internal diatribe or angry outburst against those that cared for her put me over and I ceased to care for this character. Maeve, a woman from centuries ago, would not act so much like a woman in the 21st century had it not been that the author was writing the novel for women in the 21st century. However, the personality and emotions of Maeve are not true to people of her time (roughly around 600 or 700 AD?). She is more akin to a turbulent teenager of today's world and I cannot say I supported her at any point in the story. I understand that many heroes and heroines start off misguided and must grow into their own, but Maeve neither grew nor matured in my opinion. She never reconciles her past nor her bad attitude (which she maintains for the entirety of the novel). Maeve was never humbled nor shown that she must change. No, in fact by the end of the novel she is remarkably unchanged, if not even more justified in holding onto her attitude (which I found falsely humble and selfish). Sorcha, the wonderful character from the Marillier's first Sevenwater's series was remarkable, a true heroine. Maeve should learn a thing or more from her. Beyond these key problems with the main character, I found the story to be disjointed (perhaps it would have been more agreeable had I enjoyed following the main character). There is a plot twist in the end that I found shocking, but not in a pleasant way. It was not seeded well (or at all) and left me with my mouth gaping in an expression. I have appreciated the love-interest relationship-building of previous novels, but this was not existent in this particular book. Instead a surprise was in store, one I still prefer not to acknowledge. Hence the "gaping of the mouth" expression. There are several more points I could make regarding this novel, but I believe they may stem from the dissatisfaction of the main character and her arc. I have said my peace and hope others will find this helpful on their quest for the great stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always I love her storytelling
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will never tire of the Sevenwaters family. This book is a great homage to what came before but also stands on its own. All the familiar characters return to resolve the many story lines author has built over years and generations. You won't be disappointed.
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Didnt care for this one. It came off as silly and circuitous
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
I adore the Sevenwaters Series.  I have to say however, that Maeve is my least favorite of the Sisters; too much self pity, whining, and undue anger towards her Mother.  However, once you get past the first half of the book, absolutely fabulous.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I searched Markiplier and this is what I get?
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Love the series. This one was harder to read but once I pushed thrugh the beginning I wasn't disappointed.
rockinghorse More than 1 year ago
I am so glad the Sevenwaters story is continuing. Great read, love the twists & turns in this story. I hope she will be continuing the story.
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Beautiful story of a strong young woman. Its written in classic Marillier style. If you like her other sevenwaters novels you will like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marillier is a fantastic writer and this book is a wonderful example of her skill. I highly recommend this book and everything else she has written!
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I love all her books they take me into a world of make believe
Angljaffy More than 1 year ago
It took me a day and a half to read the Flame of Sevenwaters...I LOVE this series and can't wait to read what happens next in the sevenwaters family :)
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BibliomaniacWA More than 1 year ago
Flame of Sevenwaters is an exceptional addition to the Sevenwaters series. I was thrilled to finally read about Maeve, and her story was certainly not a disappointment! Personally this is one of my favorite books since the original three. I loved reading about Finbar and Ciaran as well, their part in this book is perfect. I can't wait to see what else will happen.