With CHILD OF THE PROPHECY (4.5), Juliet Marillier concludes her magical Sevenwaters Trilogy. Fainne, recluse granddaughter of the evil sorceress Oonagh, is secretly trained in magic and sorcery. With her fathers death threatened, Fainne agrees to infiltrate her uncles house. Her mission is to stop her cousin Johnny from fulfilling an ancient prophecy. If the prophecy remains unfulfilled, then Irelands old magic will disappear forever. But Fainne is not totally her grandmothers tool. Poignantly voiced, the fairy tale finally ends. Ms. Marillier creates a wonderous world with compelling characters and passages. (Mar., 528 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper