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Flame of Sevenwaters

Sevenwaters, Book 6
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Sevenwaters, Book 6
Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (463 ratings)

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Best-selling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock the secrets of the Otherworld…

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, having grown into a courageous, forthright woman with a special gift for gentling difficult animals. 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 has become 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 the body of one of the missing men in a remote part of the woods, she and her brother Finbar embark on a journey that may 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...

©2012 Juliet Marillier (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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Good conclusion if a bit rushed

We are back at Sevenwaters, Finbar is now a boy of 7 or 8 and seems to have a few lasting effects of his time in the otherworld with Mac Dara , also Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean who was badly burned as a child in Fianne’s story comes back to Sevenwaters after 10 years spent in the house of Liadan & Bran. It is tough on her because she has very limited use of her hands and her face is scarred and at Harrowfield she wasn’t an oddity because she has always been there but back at Sevenwaters people stare and talk behind her back. Plus she is having a hard time reconnecting with her mother who just wants to pretend the last 10 years didn’t exist or to see the strong woman her daughter has become. Maeve has a way with animals, it is her gift.

Maeve & Finbar are both feeling a bit constrained in the house Finbar is under constant guard and doesn’t seem to be able to do anything a normal child of his age can do and Maeve used to having freedom to be outside in stables or just outside period is having a very hard time sitting in the ladies sewing room with her mother and the other women of the house since she can’t sew since her hands are burnt up.

I enjoyed the budding friendship between Finbar & Maeve neither has ever had their siblings around very much so it was neat to see them become so close.

There is a bit of formula to this one but since Marillier is such a great writer I chose to overlook that. There is finally a ending to the Mac Dara story but not in the way you may have thought it would end but I wish there would have been more of Cathal & Clodagh and even though we have been working up to this conclusion for a few books I still felt it was a little rushed and wished we had seen Ciaran’s entire journey and Cathal’s journey back. There is a death at the beginning of this book that is sad for fans of Daughter of the Forest but it makes a true ending of that story.

As always Rosalyn Landor’s narration was well done, I like that she made Maeve sound a bit different than everyone else at Sevenwaters after all she has been living in Britain at Harrowfield so she would have a different accent .

Even though this isn’t my favorite Sevenwaters book it was still worth 4 stars.

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Epic

Never ceases to impress. Loved this series, and every book in it! Bravo! Sad it's over!

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A beautiful series.

I’m disappointed only that this series has 6 books and not more. The story line and performance was wonderful. The only complaint is that the pronunciation of names and places change depending on the voice performer. 5 stars all around. A historic and magical experience awaits you with this series. Caution: don’t begin unless you plan to become addicted to listening to all 6 books. Very well done.

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Great series

Couldn't put it down finished all six in three weeks. Great story line, well-written characters with depth that helps you to truly understand them and how they think. I enjoyed the series very much.

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  • K. K.
  • Baltimore, MD USA
  • 01-09-19

Very satisfying!

Excellent pace and character development, consistent through 6 books, women equal men in heroics without ceasing to be women.

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  • Douglas
  • Cooloongup, Australia
  • 10-29-18

Flame of Seven waters

I started listening long ago, found it too sad for the way I was feeling at the time.
I have just finished listening to it.

Books by Judith Marillier have a certain something, a mixture of history, suspense and other things.

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fantastic!!

I loved it!! All the books including this one has been great! Keep them coming!!

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Another beautiful tale in a fantastic series!

I absolutely loved this series and I think listening to it just added an extra touch of magic!

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After 5 good books a real disappointment

The heroin of this story spends the entire book whining to herself while everyone around her think she is a hero.

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Sad!

I don't want to leave Sevenwaters!!!🙁😭The final book was such a story, with a frustrating main character, well written and full circle.

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  • Fragorl
  • 12-05-13

Beautifully read - interesting heroine

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would not because I think that this is not as good as the other books in the series - it is still a good book and probably worth reading/listening to especially if you liked the others - it does have some satisfying twists and an interesting main character but it lacked something of the spark that made her earlier books so wonderful - I did really like the way that it was read however - it really brought the book to life

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have focused on the villain and made the struggle between the factions of faery and the main characters more central rather than focusing almost entirely on the human concerns - I felt that more magic might have added to this story

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brings an authentic accent which brings the main character to life and also I am certain I would not have been able to pronounce one or two words correctly such as geis

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really but then it was a very long book! I certainly enjoyed listening to it

Any additional comments?

I would recommend reading the earlier books

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  • Miss Wendy A Cotton
  • 05-11-19

an epic adventure

I have loved every moment of the seven waters saga - and even though I had already read the books years ago having it read to me through audible gave me a deeper tale that I have loved even more - I feel like I have lived alongside the characters and fallen in love with them. I feel slightly bereft now they have gone

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  • Laurelle
  • 10-12-16

Breathtaking.

Loved it from beginning to end. The narrator is magnificent and breathes life into all of the characters. I'm going back to the beginning to relish it all over again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-19

Lengthy

Nice story but was way too long. Prefer the first three books in the series.

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  • justine
  • 03-14-19

10/10

love this series I was captivated from the first book to the last a definite must have