Juliet Marillier Interview

Juliet Marillier, New Zealand born and Australian resident, writer of historical fantasy, (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Saga of the Light Isles, and The Bridei Chronicles) is interviewed by Therese Walsh on the "Writer Unboxed" weblog, as her new novel, Heir to Sevenwaters is published.

What would you like people to know about the story itself?

HEIR TO SEVENWATERS is a stand-alone novel but shares the same setting as my first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy. In other words, it's set in Ireland in early Christian times. It's a blend of romantic historical novel and folkloric fantasy. People need not have read those earlier books to enjoy this one. The first person narrator is the daughter of an Irish chieftain, whose world is turned upside down when a devastating event befalls her family at the birth of a long-awaited son. Clodagh's main skill lies in household management. She likes her world orderly and calm. Now she must undertake a desperate journey into an unknown realm in an attempt to put things right for her family. Her companion on this quest is not the highly suitable young man she likes, but a more mysterious character who has far too many secrets to be trusted.

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