Review: Son of the Shadows

Son of the Shadows
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beauty and the Beast set in medieval Ireland. Son of the Shadows continues the epic tale of Ireland and Britain begun in Daughter of the Forest. Like its predecessor, the second Sevenwaters novel is a sweeping tale of romance, tragedy, family and sacrifice. For me, Son of the Shadows wasn’t quite as romantic as Daughter of the Forest but it is full of complex and strong characters that pull you in right from the beginning. Liadan is every bit as surprisingly heroic as her mother, Sorcha, was and Bran, though not as romantic a hero, is darker and more complex than Red (Hugh). To find something to complain about would be nitpicking on my part. The end tied up a bit too conveniently yet there were many questions left unanswered that I’m sure will be the subject of subsequent books.

View all my reviews

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Reviews, Romance and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s