daughter of the forest

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – Book Review

This is the beginning of THE BEST fantasy trilogy I’ve ever read, hands down. The tale begins with young Sorcha, the only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Her father also has six sons, and their life at Sevenwaters is truly a blessed one for the beloved ruling family. But all that changes when the widower Colum becomes enamored of an evil sorceress. Seeking to eliminate any competition for her own child to ascend the throne, the witch turns the other boys into swans. Her mistake comes of allowing Sorcha the seeming luxury of running away. But Ireland is a land full of mystery and magic, and the Old Ones see something special in Sorcha…