SON OF THE SHADOWS. Juliet Marillier, Author SON OF THE SHADOWS Juliet Mari $ (p) ISBN After years of comparative peace, darkness has fallen upon Ulster. Trouble is brewing and even those in the heart of the forest are not safe. The forests of Sevenwaters have cast their spell over Sorcha’s daughter Liadan, who, like her mother, has inherited the talent to heal and to see into the sp.

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Nov 21, Malum rated it it was ok Shelves: Warriors,druids,mercenaries,misguided girls,they were all woven in a pattern and Liadan held the key to either destruction or salvation.

Son of the Shadows is a worthy follow-up to Marillier’s Daughter of the Forest. I can hardly discuss my love for Son of the Shadows without discussing the romance. Times are changing in Liadan’s world, and mostly not for the better.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The nice thing about Son of Shadows is that it starts out a little faster than Daughter of the Forest. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I hate the names for the heroes.

Son of the Shadows

I am going to have to add a shelf for books which seem to make this an acceptable believe, and I just don’t want to, since I want that to go away Nov 29, Meredith rated it liked it. Niamh has great beauty and is ‘expected’ to wed Eamonn, a neighbouring chieftain. I julidt reading from Liadan’s POV however at times she was quite judgemental of others which was a little frustrating to read.

I love a good villain but I like it the best when they can in a different light be seen as a possible hero if you are on the other side.

He plays the role well and only when Liadan is able to see into his mind and future does she see that maybe he could be more than just the man from the stories and his past is more tragic than anyone she has met before. Aug 01, Kay rated it mmarillier liked it Recommends it for: Like her uncle Finbar, she wants more than the rules of her world will allow. Maybe if Julie had been able to, I would’ve been distracted from the whywhich is what occupied my attention in sob of the anguish I might have felt on behalf of a more likable character.


This is also how she meets the Painted Man, the leader of the band known to be a cold and heartless killer. So, I was feeling a bit disgruntled with the whole affair, until I read this: Your choices are your own.

When she was backed into a corner, she pushed back with everything sln had. Liadan like her mother is a healer and as with all the children of Sevenwaters has a deep capacity for love.

This is one I could read over and over! However, I can safely say that Marillier absolutely delivers with t Sshadows three words: Although at first glance Sorcha from the first book should have been very much like her daughter Liadan, the main POV here, I rooted for Sorcha and I had a deep connection with her, while Liadan was distant and judgmental, making it really hard to even like her, let alone develop any attachment to her Son of the Shadows is different from the first book, but in a good way.

Liadan discovers their secret during a walk in the forest. She told tales that had the household shadoows stitches with laughter, and tales that made strong men grow quiet. In many ways she is very similar to her mother – she is smart, loyal, courageous, and yet more outspoken and more proactive. He is likable and I understand his motivations but he is also someone that could be very dangerous in the future.


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Furthermore, the main tale interspersed with other tales and tellings. You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings. And in the first place, he was able to look at the face of a baby and be like hey he looks like my old buddy John who I haven’t even seen in 19 years.

The propelling events of the story happen almost immediately and carry Liadan into her destiny which was a little unexpected. View all 6 comments.

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The Painted Man who is both terror and hope, who has suffered to the point that he no longer recognizes suffering, he only sees it as his place in the world. Also, I have to mention, I love that in both Daughter of the Forest and Son of the Shadows there is a seemingly nameless character that is given a name by the one destined to love them. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? I should have liked her.

Perhaps you hold some sort of key. It is, for some reason, extraordinarily difficult for me to explain my feelings concerning this novel.

Open Preview See a Problem? There was a very structured idea driving everything forward in the first book, that allowed all of the things that happened on the side to have so much more emotional impact.

She is strong, loyal, fair-minded, and wise beyond her years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At first Liadan is angry and resentful at what happened to her, but she begins to see beneath the scars and tattoos of the Painted Man.