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Heir to Sevenwaters

Historical fantasy for adult readers

The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast forest, said by some to be one of the last refuges of the Tuatha De Danann, the Fair Folk of ancient story. Whatever the truth, human and Otherworld dwellers have existed side by side in peace, sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting another child, and everything changes.

Clodagh fears for her mother’s health, as Aisling is well past the safe age for childbearing. Clodagh’s father, Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, faces his own difficulties as warring factions threaten his borders. When Aisling gives birth, it falls to Clodagh to care for the infant while her mother recovers.

The family’s joy turns to despair when an unspeakable horror falls upon Sevenwaters. Clodagh must brave the shadowy mystery of the forest and journey to the Otherworld to find out why the trust between the two realms has been broken so tragically.

Accompanied on her quest by a warrior of uncertain allegiance, Clodagh will have her courage tested to breaking point. The reward may be far greater than she ever dreamed…


“Marillier’s gripping tale of adventure and enduring love … slides quickly and assuredly into a grand tale of ancient Erin” Publishers Weekly (US)

“There are some series so lyrical, so well-conceived, that every new book is a delight, and this describes Marillier’s Sevenwaters.” The Weekend West

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