CHILD OF THE PROPHECY is the third book in the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Told from the point of view of Fainne, daughter of Niamh and Ciaran, it tells of a sad tale of a young girl whose love for her father is used as a weapon against her.

Fainne is a sorceress-in-training, taught by her father. But when she reaches her fourteenth year, he decides that she needs a woman to be there for her. As her mother is dead, he invites her grandmother to stay. Unfortunately, that grandmother is the Lady Oonagh, whom we first met in the first Sevenwaters Chronicle, the one who cast the spell turning the six brothers into swans.

Juliet Marillier is a gifted author who not only writes gorgeous prose but also can create well-thought-out plot-lines and tough, believable characters. In Fainne, we have a lonely young girl who is trying to do the right thing against enormous odds. Five stars.