Series: Sevenwaters #1
on February 18, 2002
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Kindle eBook
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Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.
But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever.
When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all...
A young girl must save her family in this epic fairy tale retelling. Let’s review!
This book sucked me in and spit me out. Number one thing I loved about it? The relationship between Sorcha and her brothers. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting a lot of character development with the brothers. While some brothers were more developed than others, they all carried a special place in Sorcha’s heart. Looking back on it, I do not think this book would have been nearly as engaging without fleshing out her relationship with them.
The story intricately pieces together several fairy tale tropes – evil stepmother, banishment, and a “trial” of strength. It worked well for the novel. Sorcha is a wonderful, rich character. The romance was sweet, if not all that interesting. And THEN there is the mind fuckery – View Spoiler »One of her brother’s mates a swan for life? Not only that, he has babies with the swan? Simon comes back completely healed, having spent years with the fey…and assuming he would be coming back to her? « Hide Spoiler
Trigger Warning: graphic rape scene
I live tweeted my experience reading this book on Twitter #LeighaReadsDaughterOfTheForest
tl;dr A wonderful fairy tale with a strong female characters saving the day, and finding love along the way.