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Twixt Firelight and Water: A Tale of Sevenwaters (The Sevenwaters Trilogy) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B005PIKNU4
- Publisher : Voyager (November 1, 2011)
- Publication date : November 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 200 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 56 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #428,171 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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While the writing is as good as ever, the story is not like the rest of the series simply because it is much, much shorter (3 chapters). It's also somewhat darker, though no more than Child of the Prophecy (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 3) . I wouldn't recommend reading it as a stand-alone novel, but as another thread in the tapestry it does not disappoint. You could skip this one and continue the other Sevenwaters books without a problem, but if you're a fan of the series you'll enjoy the extra insight (not to mention the extra time in the world of Sevenwaters).
If you don't plan on reading this story, you can more or less figure it out from the updated family tree in Seer of Sevenwaters by looking at the new additions around Ciaran & Padriac's names. :)
It only gets three stars because the story just doesn't seem very fully developed. It is more like a synopsis of a good tale, but the protagonists are rather 2-dimensional, and the major events follow with an abruptness and lack of transition which gives the impression that Marillier didn't take the time or energy to fill in the details to flesh out the bare outline of her novel.
Top reviews from other countries
This is a delightful tale, not distracted by the need for back stories or explanations. The protagonists we haven't previously met fit seamlessly into the Sevenwaters world, and are as engaging as any we have met before. Marillier has a rare gift for creating characters who feel so real, so identifiable, that it's like meeting old, beloved friends. And, as always with all her stories, she leaves us both satisfied and fulfilled, yet always wanting more.