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Daughter of the Forest - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Juliet Marillier
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Chapters 1-2 Summary

Sevenwaters is the name of the home of Colum, a warlord in Ireland. The house sits at the junction of seven streams. Sorcha is Colum's seventh child. Sorcha should have been the seventh son of a seventh son, but she is Colum's only daughter. This is the first novel in a trilogy and is set in the early to mid-800s, a time period in which there was a great deal of foreign threat to the small luaths throughout Ireland.

Chapter 1. Sorcha and her six brothers are playing near the lake when Sorcha touches a plant called starwart. This plant has many tiny barbs that immediately imbed themselves in her hand, causing it to swell. Finbar, the fifth son, carefully removes the barbs with two sticks. Sorcha's brothers have always taken care of her because their mother died on the day she was born and...

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