Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Returning to the land of the Sevenwaters trilogy (Daughter of the Forest, etc.), Marillier deftly weaves a fey story of. Juliet Marillier’s manificient return to the realm of Sevenwaters – a glorious stand- alone novel set in the world which became an instant Fantasy classic. Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Interviews — Darkstar — Could you please describe the atmosphere of the book in one or two sentences? Beir order to set things right, she must undertake a quest that will stretch her to her limits and change her future forever. Quite a lot of the action takes place there. The novel is a bit shorter than the first three Sevenwaters books — publishers are not so keen on long books these days — and that has an impact on way I structure the story.

What did inspire you to make the fourth Sevenwaters-novel a changeling-story? I find traditional changeling stories fascinating. Most people who find a changeling in place of their own baby are angry and grief-stricken. I wondered what would happen if the person who discovered the changeling did not see it as an sevenwaterx travesty of a baby, but as a child in its own right, worthy of love?

What if the changeling only seemed alive to that one person, and she had to fight for its right to survive? Your heroines are in no mighty sorceresses but mainly normal woman who find the inner strenght to fulfill their quests.

How important is it for you to show women with more traditional skills than the amazons and witches of epic fantasy? I love to put marillieer women in the centre of my stories. Clodagh is particularly strong on domestic skills and when she faces tests and trials in the Otherworld, those are the skills she uses to solve her difficulties.


The Sevenwaters Trilogy

While Sorcha, Liadan and Fainne are all extraordinary in their different ways, Clodagh is an ordinary woman whose great strength is her ability to recognise that even the most flawed individual is worthy of love.

This ability for all-inclusive love is the key to her quest. No, though people who have read the first three books will have enhanced enjoyment of the new one. Heir to Sevenwaters is a stand-alone story. It takes the Sevenwaters family in a whole new direction — the Fair Folk in the previous instalments have always been quite well-disposed toward the human characters, but that has all changed with the arrival of a powerful new player.

The uncanny elements of the story are darker than in previous instalments. It was challenging to go back to Sevenwaters after eight years. I had not originally expected to continue the Sevenwaters series, but it was so popular that I allowed my publisher and agent to persuade me.

But once I started writing I found if easy to slip back into the Sevenwaters setting, and I grew very attached to the characters. I think Heir to Sevenwaters is probably a little different from the first three but I am happy with the result — it was a pleasure to write. Love plays a big part in your novels. But you also show how these romantic couples get separated by death eventually: Why do you take the chance to show also this more tragic side of live and love in your novels?

Life contains happiness and sadness, grief and joy, achievement and failure. A lot of your fictional characters are — as yourself — great storytellers. So interwoven in your novels are a lot of small traditional stories.

Are these all folklore tales or did you create some of them yourself?

Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

How did you find all these stories and how much research do you do for your novels? I have used traditional stories a few times, though rewritten in my own words, but more often I have made up new stories in the mode of folklore.


I do a lot of research for all my novels, especially the more historically based series such as the Bridei Chronicles. When I wrote Daughter of the Forest it was with the intention of placing a real family into the setting of a fairytale and finding out how it affected them. As a result, some of the history is a little flawed.

My novels are a blend of folkloric fantasy, history, romance and family saga. I often write in the first person, and my main protagonist is usually a young woman.

My books appeal not only to fantasy readers, but to readers of historical romance who like Celtic julieet and a touch karillier folkloric magic. If you could meet a fictional character of your own works or from anothers author who would it be and why?

Jane Eyre is the prototype Gothic romance, and Jane is a wonderful character, a passionate, romantic soul in the body of a plain little governess. Are there plans for future Sevenwaters-stories? The next instalment, Seer of Sevenwatershas been published in both Australian and American editions. That will come out in its English language editions some time toward the end of Readers may be interested to know I geir a new series coming out as well — the Shadowfell series, set in a magical version of ancient Scotland.

The first of those will also be published in Please visit Juliet Marilliers website for more information on her and her works. Read another interview with Juliet Marillier from RSS feed for comments on sevenwatera post. Mail will not be published required. Thank you very much! Vlad — Powered by WordPress. Diese Website benutzt Cookies.