Thursday, November 23, 2023

Thirteen fantasies inspired by mythology from the British Isles

One title from's list of thirteen top fantasies inspired by mythology from the British Isles:
Daughter of the Forest—Juliet Marillier

Sorcha is the youngest child of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. She has no memory of her mother, and she has been raised by her six elder brothers. When her father is bewitched, and her brothers are enchanted and turned into swans, it is up to Sorcha to fight for her family and land. The only way she can save those she loves is to spin six shirts from poisonous, needle-like starwort, remaining absolutely silent, until the last one has been completed.

After years of this toil, a charming lord comes into her life and she sees possibilities for her life that were impossible before. Is the spell unbreakable? Or will she uphold her vow to save her brothers?
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--Marshal Zeringue