“A stunning conclusion for the Sevenwaters saga. The story involves Maeve, who we last saw in Child of Prophecy and it is now 10 years later, but she still suffers from the physical and psychological scars of those events. The danger presented by Mac Dara has escalated with devastating results and when Maeve and her brother Finbar are lured into the Otherworld, strange and wondrous things are bound to occur. ”Elisha D wrote this review Tuesday, January 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“super series”Yvonne Hertzberger wrote this review Monday, December 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After admittedly being disappointed with Seer of Sevenwaters, I was afraid I wouldn't like this one either, but thankfully this one brought back everything I loved about the series. The pace was much quicker and neater, and there was less dragging in the plot. I would venture though that if anything were to be changed, I would think to have Maeve and Sibeal swap stories- I think Maeve would have been a better choice for the type of plot carried out in Seer, but that might just be personal preferance on my part.
Maeve was a great character- I was admittedly annoyed with her attitude towards her parents at times, particularly when her family has greeted her with such warmth and love, but that passed and I was able to enjoy her much more later. Surprisingly unlike the rest of the series, Maeve's romance is left until near the very end of the book, and was certainly a clever twist. This book focuses more on the family ties and Maeve's learning to be a part of them again, particularly with her growing relationship with Finbar, and also Ciaran.
There were things that irked me. Connor's death was one- I had expected it might happen soon, but I was sad that there couldn't have been a little time with him at the beginning before he was gone. I was also disappointed that the Lady of the Forest didn't come back to help as Finbar's tale implied, even if that help might not be as expected.
I'm also deeply curious about what Finbar's future is going to be. The way things have been laid out, Johnny is to inherit, and then Finbar after him, but with Finbar's gifts and the opening among the druids, I wonder if it's really his path to become a chieftan of Sevenwaters.
That leads me to what was certainly the most powerful moment of the series- Ciaran's sacrifice. There are not words to express how much it shook me, even though I suspected it and half saw it coming. I was in tears at the depth of his love for his family and others, and seeing how far he's come from Son of the Shadows. Ciaran's been one of my favorite characters, and my heart hurts for him, and I really want to know what's going to occur for him. Not quite certain if the author is planning on writing more for the series, so that may be something that is left unknown. One thing is certain though, the children of Sevenwaters keep the forest safe, both the mortal and fey realms, and it is a beautiful dedication.”