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* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Liadan with Bran.

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* FragileFlower: Sorcha is described as a frail child, very thin and delicate. Although her weight changes slightly after her move to Harrowfield, sheís still tiny compared to the rest of the household. The men treat her like sheís extremely breakable. It also doesnít help that she constantly injures herself.


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* ProneToTears: Sorcha is described as a frail child, very thin and delicate. Although her weight changes slightly after her move to Harrowfield, sheís still tiny compared to the rest of the household. The men treat her like sheís extremely breakable. It also doesnít help that she constantly injures herself.


* GreenEyes: She reportedly had the green eyes Sorcha inherited.



* FamilyEyeResemblance: Sorcha has fey-green eyes like her mother Niamh.



* GreenEyes: Sorcha has fey-green eyes like her mother Niamh.



* GreenEyes: Inherited Sorcha's green eyes, which makes her the odd one out among the seers, as she does not have the trademark seer-grey eyes which both Finbars and Sibeal have.



* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.

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* GreenEyes: FamilyEyeResemblance: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.



* FamilyEyeResemblance: Has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.



* GreenEyes: Has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.



* FamilyEyeResemblance: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.



* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.



* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother before her. All of her daughters (except Sibeal) also share this trait.

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* GreenEyes: FamilyEyeResemblance: She has green eyes like her mother before her. All of her daughters (except Sibeal) also share this trait.


* BadassGrandma: Becomes this after she has grandchildren.



* BadassGrandpa: Becomes this after he has grandchildren.


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* RedHeadedHero: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.



* RedheadedHero: He's red-haired and a feared chieftain of Erin.

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* RedheadedHero: He's red-haired and a feared chieftain of Erin.



* RedHeadedHero: He has red hair and is the main male protagonist of the first book.


* {{Badass}}: Is one of the most feared Irish fighting chieftains in Erin. Even Lord Richard is wary of him.



* TheDreaded: Is one of the most feared Irish fighting chieftains in Erin. Even Lord Richard is wary of him.



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* {{Badass}}: He's a seer who can fight if he has to, and who can heal another person's mind and walk between worlds.



* {{Badass}}: It's expected, given that he's chieftain of Sevenwaters.



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* RedHeadedHero: Fainne has red hair, and she is the main protagonist of ''Child of the Prophecy''.

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* BlueBlood: She is a daughter of Sevenwaters.


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* BigBrotherInstinct: He alway knows when Sorcha or any of his brothers needs him.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: He alway always knows when Sorcha or any of his brothers needs him.



* HeartbrokenHero: After he learns of Eilis' marriage to Eamonn of the Marshes.



* TheLostLenore: Eilis becomes this for him after she dies in chilbirth.

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* TheLostLenore: Eilis becomes this for him after she dies in chilbirth.childbirth.



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* ItsAllMyFault: Feels guilty and bitter at how he was used by Oonagh, thinking that if he had been strong enough to resist her things would have turned out differently.


The main antagonist of the Sevenwaters trilogy.
* AbusiveParent: And ''how''. She ruins her step-children's lives, curses one of her sons into the form of a raven and uses her magic to physically and psychologically punish Ciaran when he's just a child. Not to mention what she puts Fainne through in Child of the Prophecy.
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The main antagonist of the original Sevenwaters trilogy.
* AbusiveParent: And ''how''. She ruins her step-children's lives, curses one of her sons into the form of a raven and uses her magic to physically and psychologically punish Ciaran when he's just a child. Not to mention what she puts Fainne through in Child ''Child of the Prophecy.
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Prophecy''.
* ArcVillain: She is the main BigBad in the original trilogy.



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FamousLastWords
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: She has silver hair (hence her name) and a cold, cruel heart.



!! Briton
[[folder: Harrowfield Family]]
!! Lady Anne
Red and Simon's mother, and Richard's sister. Though very prejudiced toward Sorcha's race because of the feud, she is a fair and competent leader and does not stand to see injustice in her household.
* AdultFear: Her younger son goes missing in action in Erin and is presumed dead. Lady Anne is clearly distraught about this when Sorcha arrives in Harrowfield, and is seen to be afraid of losing Red as well, as she questions his decision to search for Simon in Erin and fears that he will be endangered because of it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this to the people of Harrowfield. She also states to Father Dominic that she strives to be this.
---> '''Lady Anne:''' I cannot expect my own people to act with integrity and courage if I do not show an example.
* TheStoic: Like Red, she rarely expresses her emotions in front of other people. Even when grief-stricken over Simon's disappearance she shows a calm and collected face to the world, believing that her people need her to appear strong and able to take care of them properly.

!! Hugh of Harrowfield (aka Red)
The male protagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is a Briton and Lord of Harrowfield. He rescues Sorcha from drowning in a lake and takes her with him to Briton. [[spoiler: He falls in love with her and eventually gives up his title to be with her in Erin.]]
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\n!! Briton\n[[folder: Harrowfield Family]]
!! Lady Anne
Red
Inis Eala folk]]
!!Johnny
Liadan
and Simon's mother, and Richard's sister. Though very prejudiced toward Sorcha's race because Bran's eldest son. He was born in Son of the feud, she is a fair Shadows, and competent leader accompanied Liadan on her mission to rescue Bran and does not stand to see injustice Gull from Sidhe Dubh. He plays an important part in her household.Child of the Prophecy.
%%* ActionGuy
* AdultFear: Her younger son goes missing in action in ChosenOne: He is considered by the people of Erin and is presumed dead. Lady Anne is clearly distraught about this when Sorcha arrives in Harrowfield, and is seen to be afraid the Child of losing Red as well, as she questions his decision to search for Simon in Erin and fears that he the Prophecy, the one person who will be endangered because fulfil the ancient prophecy and take back the sacred islands from the Britons.
* DeadGuyJunior: He is named after his own father, who is still alive but no longer uses his birth name.
* HopeBringer: In ''Child
of it.the Prophecy'', as the supposed hero foretold in the prophecy.
* NiceGuy: Is very fair and good-hearted, though can become merciless when someone threatens those he loves.

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this to the people of Harrowfield. She also states to Father Dominic that she strives to be this.
---> '''Lady Anne:''' I cannot expect my own people to act with integrity
YaoiGuys: Him and courage if I do not show an example.
* TheStoic: Like Red, she rarely expresses her emotions in front of other people. Even when grief-stricken over Simon's disappearance she shows a calm
Gareth.

!!Gareth
Johnny's partner
and collected face to the world, believing that her people need her to appear strong and able to take care of them properly.

!! Hugh of Harrowfield (aka Red)
The male
second-in-command.

!!Cathal
Male
protagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is a Briton and Lord of Harrowfield. He rescues Sorcha from drowning in a lake and takes her with him Heir to Briton. [[spoiler: He falls in love with her and eventually gives up his title to be with her in Erin.]]
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* AnnoyingArrows: Red takes one to the shoulder and pretty much ignores it.
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%%* BadassInDistress
* BerserkButton: Every time Richard makes a comment about or advances on Sorcha, Red flips out.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He dies of pneumonia shortly before the beginning of ''Child of the Prophecy''.]]
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%%* {{Determinator}}
* DontYouDarePityMe: Red literally says this to Sorcha.
* FireForgedFriends: With Sorcha's brothers. Particularly Liam. It took almost a year of working together for them to reconcile their differences, especially after finding that Red was an asset as he took charge of the land-husbandry part of Sevenwaters which allowed Liam to focus more readily on the military aspects of being Lord of Sevenwaters.
* TheGoodKing: In ''Daughter of the Forest'', as Lord of Harrowfield. When Richard takes charge of the estate during his absence, the difference is very palpable.
* GrandRomanticGesture: Red gives up his whole life in Briton to be with Sorcha in Erin. Even if Sorcha hadn't accepted him as her husband, he wasn't planning on returning to Harrowfield to reclaim his title. It's clear from that single action that he does love Sorcha very much in the same awe-inspiring way she loves him.
* HappilyMarried: To Sorcha, after ''Daughter of the Forest''.
* HiddenDepths: Sorcha is surprised to learn that Hugh of Harrowfield can tell a good tale, and that he has more depth of feeling and emotion than he generally expresses.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Sorcha looks like a toddler compared to Red.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Red fell in love with Sorcha after he rescued her from drowning in a lake in Erin.
* LoveConfession: Delivers an epic one in the form of a story, in front of the entire household and family of Sevenwaters.
* MagicallyBindingContract: It is implied that Red is put under a spell after his first encounter with Sorcha to bind him to her. [[spoiler: The Lady of the Forest denies this when Sorcha asks, saying that he would have been her protector even if She hadnít asked him to be.]]
%%* MarriageBeforeRomance
%%* MarriageOfConvenience
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone calls him either Red, 'Iubdan', or the Big Man. Only his mother calls him by his birth-name, 'Hugh'.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Red, the embodiment of calm and collected, grabs Sorchaís shoulders and shakes her, bruising her and making her cry after she wanders out on her own. He only does this once (even though she wanders around without telling him continuously) and the encounter is pretty much forgotten afterwards.
* PapaWolf: After hearing of his daughter's abuse at the hands of [[spoiler: Fionn]] Red sneaks into his encampment himself and strangles the man in his sleep.
* ThePromise: Promises Sorcha in ''Daughter of the Forest'' that he will return to her in the autumn after having found his brother and brought him home.
* RedHeadedHero: He has red hair and is the main male protagonist of the first book.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Red takes one to BabiesEverAfter: At the shoulder and pretty much ignores it.
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%%* BadassInDistress
* BerserkButton: Every time Richard makes a comment about or advances on Sorcha, Red flips out.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He dies
end of pneumonia shortly before the beginning ''Seer of ''Child of the Prophecy''.]]
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%%* {{Determinator}}
* DontYouDarePityMe: Red literally says this
Sevenwaters'' Clodagh gives birth to Sorcha.
* FireForgedFriends: With Sorcha's brothers. Particularly Liam. It took almost a year of working together for them to reconcile
their differences, especially after finding that Red was an asset as he took charge firstborn children, a pair of the land-husbandry part twins.
%%* BashBrothers
* BloodBrothers: With Aidan
of Sevenwaters which allowed Liam Whiteshore. As children they'd made a blood promise to focus more readily on the military aspects of being Lord of Sevenwaters.be friends until death.
%%* BruiserWithASoftCentre
%%* TheCynic
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheGoodKing: In ''Daughter FrameUp: Cathal is accused of the Forest'', as Lord of Harrowfield. When Richard takes charge of the estate during his absence, the difference is very palpable.
* GrandRomanticGesture: Red gives up his whole life in Briton to be
collaborating with Sorcha in Erin. Even if Sorcha hadn't accepted him as her husband, he wasn't planning on returning an enemy of Sevenwaters to Harrowfield to reclaim his title. It's clear from that single action that he does love Sorcha very much in abduct the same awe-inspiring way she loves him.newborn Finbar. Though he's clearly innocent to the reader, the evidence is heavy against him, as he distracted Clodagh at the exact moment Finbar was taken, just before leaving the keep suddenly without a word to anyone.
* HappilyMarried: To Sorcha, after ''Daughter In ''Seer of Sevenwaters'', to Clodagh.
%%* HeroicNeutral
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: His mother was an ordinary, if beautiful, girl from the village. His father was [[spoiler: Mac Dara, a Prince
of the Forest''.
Otherworld]].
* HiddenDepths: Sorcha is surprised IAmNotMyFather: Says thus quite a few times, in his attempts to learn that Hugh of Harrowfield can tell a good tale, and prove that he has more depth of feeling and emotion than he generally expresses.is not like his father.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Sorcha looks like InterspeciesRomance: Cathal is descended from the Fair Folk and the Sea People. Clodagh is mostly human, with a toddler compared very distant ancestral connection to Red.
the Old Ones. Both end up falling in love and marrying.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Red fell LoveRedeems: Cathal's mental and emotional transformation is much more remarkable when you consider what could have happened if Clodagh didnít step in.
** Think about it: If Cathal hadnít allowed himself to fall
in love with Sorcha Clodagh (and for her to love him in return), itís very likely that he would have either wasted away or turned into his father after he rescued her from drowning in Mac Dara finally got a lake in Erin.
* LoveConfession: Delivers an epic one
hold of him and started training him.
** He had the personality of a rock
in the form beginning. A number of people on Inis Eala were probably happy to see the change when he got back.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: BigBad Mac Dara]] is Cathal's biological father.
%%* MommyIssues
* NoSocialSkills: For
a story, child raised in front a respected chieftainís home, Cathal has a hard time summoning any kind of courtesy.
* ParentalAbandonment: Twofold for Cathal. [[spoiler: Or so he thinks.]]]
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* SecretIdentity: He is really the son of Mac Dara, Prince
of the entire household Otherworld. He is also descended from the Sea People through his mother.
* SpotTheImposter: Cathal apparently had a number of Clodaghs try
and family tempt him while the real one was trying to find him.
* StartingANewLife: After returning from the Otherworld, Cathal and Clodagh are forced to hide away in Inis Eala to be safe from Mac Dara's reach.
* TrueCompanions: Cathal and Aidan, as they have known each other since infancy and are like brothers. The warriors in Johnny's band are also all TrueCompanions to one another.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Cathal and Mac Dara look so similar that Clodagh mistakes Mac Dara for Cathal at one point in ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* WithThisRing: Cathal puts his motherís ring on Clodaghís finger to protect her during their Otherworld journey.
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[[folder: Dan Walker's Folk]]
!!Darragh
Male protagonist
of Sevenwaters.Child of the Prophecy.
* SelkiesAndWereseals: Darragh is turned into a selkie by the Fae.
* StalkerWithACrush: Some of the things Darragh does to try and be near Fainne are sweet. Others just raise an eyebrow.
%%* StartingANewLife
* StreetPerformer: Darragh and the group he travels with are wandering entertainers.

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[[folder: Crew of the ''Freyja'']]
!!Felix
Male protagonist of Seer of Sevenwaters.
%%* AmnesiacLover
* Identity Amnesia: Felix canít remember anything, including his own name.
* IWantToBeARealMan: Felix laments that heís not a strong or brave man like his brother. That doesnít stop him from trying to be.
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Felix slowly regains his memory but refrains from sharing most things in order to protect his new friends.
* TheMusicMeister: Felix starts singing while riding on the back of a sea monster to try and keep the group calm.
* NearDeathExperience: Felix is almost drowned at sea when ''Freyja'' is shipwrecked. It's thanks to Sibeal that he survives. There's also the time when [[spoiler: Knut]] tries to kill him while they are on Inis Eala, to prevent him from revealing a secret that Felix himself does not remember.

* MagicallyBindingContract: It is implied that Red is put under a spell after his first encounter with Sorcha to bind him to her. [[spoiler: The Lady of the Forest denies this when Sorcha asks, saying that he would have been her protector even if She hadnít asked him to be.]]
%%* MarriageBeforeRomance
%%* MarriageOfConvenience
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone calls him either Red, 'Iubdan', or the Big Man. Only his mother calls him by his birth-name, 'Hugh'.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Red, the embodiment of calm
RescueRomance: Sibeal and collected, grabs Sorchaís shoulders and shakes her, bruising her and making her cry after she wanders out on her own. He only does this once (even though she wanders around without telling him continuously) and the encounter is pretty much forgotten afterwards.
* PapaWolf: After hearing of his daughter's abuse at the hands of [[spoiler: Fionn]] Red sneaks into his encampment himself and strangles the man in his sleep.
* ThePromise: Promises Sorcha in ''Daughter of the Forest'' that he will return to her in the autumn after having found his brother and brought him home.
* RedHeadedHero: He has red hair and is the main male protagonist of the first book.
Felix take turns saving each other.



* SiblingTriangle: Both Red and Simon fall for Sorcha... ''hard''.
* StartingANewLife: Red gives up his ''entire life'' to be together with Sorcha in Erin.
* TheStoic: Red hardly ever shows any emotions in his expression.
* TheStoryteller: As Sorcha notes, Red is not particularly gifted at storytelling. However, she is amazed at his beautiful retelling of the tale of Toby and the Mermaid and later at his LoveConfession (which is in story form), which he tells to a room full of Sorcha's male relatives and the Sevenwaters household.
* TrueCompanions: With Ben and John.

!! Simon of Harrowfield
Red's brother. [[spoiler: He becomes Lord of Harrowfield after Red abdicates to be with Sorcha in Erin.]]

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!! Paul
Felix's brother.

!!Knut
The Antagonist of Seer of Sevenwaters.
* SiblingTriangle: Both TheBeard: He even tries to kill Felix to keep his relationship with Svala a secret.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Thatís what you get for raping sea creatures, Knut.]]
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[[folder: Druids]]




!!Luachan
The younger Finbar's bodyguard and tutor in ''Flame of Sevenwaters''.

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!! Briton
[[folder: Harrowfield Family]]
!! Lady Anne
Red and Simon fall for Sorcha... ''hard''.
* StartingANewLife: Red gives up his ''entire life''
Simon's mother, and Richard's sister. Though very prejudiced toward Sorcha's race because of the feud, she is a fair and competent leader and does not stand to be together with Sorcha see injustice in Erin.
* TheStoic: Red hardly ever shows any emotions in his expression.
her household.
* TheStoryteller: As AdultFear: Her younger son goes missing in action in Erin and is presumed dead. Lady Anne is clearly distraught about this when Sorcha notes, arrives in Harrowfield, and is seen to be afraid of losing Red is not particularly gifted at storytelling. However, as well, as she is amazed at questions his beautiful retelling of the tale of Toby decision to search for Simon in Erin and the Mermaid and later at his LoveConfession (which is in story form), which fears that he tells to a room full will be endangered because of Sorcha's male relatives and the Sevenwaters household.it.
* TrueCompanions: With Ben ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this to the people of Harrowfield. She also states to Father Dominic that she strives to be this.
---> '''Lady Anne:''' I cannot expect my own people to act with integrity
and John.

courage if I do not show an example.
* TheStoic: Like Red, she rarely expresses her emotions in front of other people. Even when grief-stricken over Simon's disappearance she shows a calm and collected face to the world, believing that her people need her to appear strong and able to take care of them properly.

!! Simon of Harrowfield
Red's brother. [[spoiler: He becomes Lord
Hugh of Harrowfield after Red abdicates (aka Red)
The male protagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is a Briton and Lord of Harrowfield. He rescues Sorcha from drowning in a lake and takes her with him to Briton. [[spoiler: He falls in love with her and eventually gives up his title
to be with Sorcha her in Erin.]]]]
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* AlwaysSecondBest: He always feels as if he's second-best to his brother, feeling envious of everything his brother has while he (in his mind) has barely nothing and isn't very loved by his family and Harrowfield. In actuality, as Sorcha finds out he is loved and missed very much by his mother and brother, his brother going so far as to leave Harrowfield search for Simon and doesn't give up until he's found him and brought him home.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Simon falls in love with Sorcha while she is treating his wounds in Father Brien's home. Sorcha is completely oblivious to it.
* HappilyMarried: To Elaine of Northwoods, eventually.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KissingCousins: What he and Elaine eventually become. Though it's initially one-sided, with Elaine being in love with Simon and Simon being oblivious to it.
* TheLostLenore: Sorcha is this for him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Becomes this after becoming Lord of Harrowfield in Red's place.
%%* TheResenter

!!Benjamin of Greystones
Red's foster-brother and a very close friend of his. He is one of those who guards and befriends Sorcha during her time at Harrowfield.

!!John
Margery's husband, and a close friend of Red.
* CharacterDeath: He is murdered, though accidentally, by Lord Richard's men while guarding Sorcha during one of her starwort-picking expeditions.
* TheConfidant: To Red. He is the only one Red tells of his love for Sorcha and his intention of wedding her.
* HappilyMarried: To Margery.
* NiceGuy: He is a very kind man. He bears no ill-will toward Sorcha, even though she is a woman of Erin and therefore considered an enemy to Britons, and even encourages her to wed Red as he lays dying.

!!Margery
A Briton who Sorcha befriends in Harrowfield.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: He always feels as if he's second-best AnnoyingArrows: Red takes one to his brother, feeling envious of everything his brother has while he (in his mind) has barely nothing the shoulder and isn't very loved by his family and Harrowfield. In actuality, as Sorcha finds out he is loved and missed very pretty much by his mother and brother, his brother going so far as to leave Harrowfield search for Simon and doesn't give up until he's found him and brought him home.
ignores it.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Simon falls in love with Sorcha while she is treating his wounds in Father Brien's home. Sorcha is completely oblivious to it.
* HappilyMarried: To Elaine of Northwoods, eventually.
{{Badass}}
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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
BadassInDistress
* KissingCousins: What he and Elaine eventually become. Though it's initially one-sided, with Elaine being in love with Simon and Simon being oblivious to it.
* TheLostLenore: Sorcha is this for him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Becomes this after becoming Lord of Harrowfield in Red's place.
%%* TheResenter

!!Benjamin of Greystones
Red's foster-brother and a very close friend of his. He is one of those who guards and befriends Sorcha during her
BerserkButton: Every time at Harrowfield.

!!John
Margery's husband, and
Richard makes a close friend of Red.
comment about or advances on Sorcha, Red flips out.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He is murdered, though accidentally, by Lord Richard's men while guarding Sorcha during one dies of her starwort-picking expeditions.
* TheConfidant: To Red. He is
pneumonia shortly before the only one Red tells beginning of his love for Sorcha and his intention ''Child of wedding her.
* HappilyMarried: To Margery.
* NiceGuy: He is a very kind man. He bears no ill-will toward Sorcha, even though she is a woman of Erin and therefore considered an enemy to Britons, and even encourages her to wed Red as he lays dying.

!!Margery
A Briton who Sorcha befriends in Harrowfield.
the Prophecy''.]]
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Margery is fair-haired and is one of the nicest characters in the series, let alone the first book.
* HappilyMarried: To John in ''Daughter of the Forest''.
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into a major one after John is killed. The only thing that snaps her out of it is hearing of Sorcha's arrest and trial and realising how self-centered she has been in her grief.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices her own life to protect her son from attacking raiders.
* NiceGirl: Doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Even though Sorcha is a woman of Erin she still befriends her and is kind to her when most of the other residents reject her.

!!Bran
The leader of the fianna, and later [[spoiler: Lord of Harrowfield]]. He is married [[spoiler: eventually]] to [[spoiler: Liadan]].
* ActionDad: During ''Son of the Shadows'', after the birth of Johnny, though not as much in later books. Bran is the leader of an outlawed band of assassins-for-hire, and his days are definitely filled with danger and action, at least until he and Liadan are settled at Harrowfield. Even afterward, he remains a man who no one would dare toy with.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Margery is fair-haired and is one of the nicest characters in the series, let alone the first book.
DontYouDarePityMe: Red literally says this to Sorcha.
* HappilyMarried: To John in ''Daughter of the Forest''.
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into a major one after John is killed. The only thing that snaps her out of it is hearing of
FireForgedFriends: With Sorcha's arrest and trial and realising how self-centered she has been in her grief.brothers. Particularly Liam. It took almost a year of working together for them to reconcile their differences, especially after finding that Red was an asset as he took charge of the land-husbandry part of Sevenwaters which allowed Liam to focus more readily on the military aspects of being Lord of Sevenwaters.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices her own life to protect her son from attacking raiders.
* NiceGirl: Doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Even though Sorcha is a woman of Erin she still befriends her and is kind to her when most
TheGoodKing: In ''Daughter of the other residents reject her.

!!Bran
The leader of the fianna, and later [[spoiler:
Forest'', as Lord of Harrowfield]]. He Harrowfield. When Richard takes charge of the estate during his absence, the difference is married [[spoiler: eventually]] very palpable.
* GrandRomanticGesture: Red gives up his whole life in Briton
to [[spoiler: Liadan]].be with Sorcha in Erin. Even if Sorcha hadn't accepted him as her husband, he wasn't planning on returning to Harrowfield to reclaim his title. It's clear from that single action that he does love Sorcha very much in the same awe-inspiring way she loves him.
* ActionDad: During ''Son HappilyMarried: To Sorcha, after ''Daughter of the Shadows'', Forest''.
* HiddenDepths: Sorcha is surprised to learn that Hugh of Harrowfield can tell a good tale, and that he has more depth of feeling and emotion than he generally expresses.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Sorcha looks like a toddler compared to Red.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Red fell in love with Sorcha
after he rescued her from drowning in a lake in Erin.
* LoveConfession: Delivers an epic one in
the birth form of Johnny, a story, in front of the entire household and family of Sevenwaters.
* MagicallyBindingContract: It is implied that Red is put under a spell after his first encounter with Sorcha to bind him to her. [[spoiler: The Lady of the Forest denies this when Sorcha asks, saying that he would have been her protector even if She hadnít asked him to be.]]
%%* MarriageBeforeRomance
%%* MarriageOfConvenience
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone calls him either Red, 'Iubdan', or the Big Man. Only his mother calls him by his birth-name, 'Hugh'.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Red, the embodiment of calm and collected, grabs Sorchaís shoulders and shakes her, bruising her and making her cry after she wanders out on her own. He only does this once (even
though not as she wanders around without telling him continuously) and the encounter is pretty much forgotten afterwards.
* PapaWolf: After hearing of his daughter's abuse at the hands of [[spoiler: Fionn]] Red sneaks into his encampment himself and strangles the man
in later books. Bran his sleep.
* ThePromise: Promises Sorcha in ''Daughter of the Forest'' that he will return to her in the autumn after having found his brother and brought him home.
* RedHeadedHero: He has red hair and
is the leader main male protagonist of an outlawed band of assassins-for-hire, the first book.
%%* SecretTestOfCharacter
* SiblingTriangle: Both Red
and Simon fall for Sorcha... ''hard''.
* StartingANewLife: Red gives up
his days are definitely filled ''entire life'' to be together with danger Sorcha in Erin.
* TheStoic: Red hardly ever shows any emotions in his expression.
* TheStoryteller: As Sorcha notes, Red is not particularly gifted at storytelling. However, she is amazed at his beautiful retelling of the tale of Toby
and action, at least until he the Mermaid and Liadan are settled later at Harrowfield. Even afterward, his LoveConfession (which is in story form), which he remains tells to a man who no one would dare toy with. room full of Sorcha's male relatives and the Sevenwaters household.
* TrueCompanions: With Ben and John.

!! Simon of Harrowfield
Red's brother. [[spoiler: He becomes Lord of Harrowfield after Red abdicates to be with Sorcha in Erin.]]



* AlwaysSecondBest: He always feels as if he's second-best to his brother, feeling envious of everything his brother has while he (in his mind) has barely nothing and isn't very loved by his family and Harrowfield. In actuality, as Sorcha finds out he is loved and missed very much by his mother and brother, his brother going so far as to leave Harrowfield search for Simon and doesn't give up until he's found him and brought him home.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Simon falls in love with Sorcha while she is treating his wounds in Father Brien's home. Sorcha is completely oblivious to it.
* HappilyMarried: To Elaine of Northwoods, eventually.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KissingCousins: What he and Elaine eventually become. Though it's initially one-sided, with Elaine being in love with Simon and Simon being oblivious to it.
* TheLostLenore: Sorcha is this for him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Becomes this after becoming Lord of Harrowfield in Red's place.
%%* TheResenter

!!Benjamin of Greystones
Red's foster-brother and a very close friend of his. He is one of those who guards and befriends Sorcha during her time at Harrowfield.

!!John
Margery's husband, and a close friend of Red.
* CharacterDeath: He is murdered, though accidentally, by Lord Richard's men while guarding Sorcha during one of her starwort-picking expeditions.
* TheConfidant: To Red. He is the only one Red tells of his love for Sorcha and his intention of wedding her.
* HappilyMarried: To Margery.
* NiceGuy: He is a very kind man. He bears no ill-will toward Sorcha, even though she is a woman of Erin and therefore considered an enemy to Britons, and even encourages her to wed Red as he lays dying.

!!Margery
A Briton who Sorcha befriends in Harrowfield.
%%* {{Determinator}}
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Margery is fair-haired and is one of the nicest characters in the series, let alone the first book.
* HappilyMarried: To John in ''Daughter of the Forest''.
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into a major one after John is killed. The only thing that snaps her out of it is hearing of Sorcha's arrest and trial and realising how self-centered she has been in her grief.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices her own life to protect her son from attacking raiders.
* NiceGirl: Doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Even though Sorcha is a woman of Erin she still befriends her and is kind to her when most of the other residents reject her.

!!Bran
The leader of the fianna, and later [[spoiler: Lord of Harrowfield]]. He is married [[spoiler: eventually]] to [[spoiler: Liadan]].
* ActionDad: During ''Son of the Shadows'', after the birth of Johnny, though not as much in later books. Bran is the leader of an outlawed band of assassins-for-hire, and his days are definitely filled with danger and action, at least until he and Liadan are settled at Harrowfield. Even afterward, he remains a man who no one would dare toy with.
%%* AdultFear



[[folder: Inis Eala folk]]
!!Johnny
Liadan and Bran's eldest son. He was born in Son of the Shadows, and accompanied Liadan on her mission to rescue Bran and Gull from Sidhe Dubh. He plays an important part in Child of the Prophecy.
%%* ActionGuy
* ChosenOne: He is considered by the people of Erin to be the Child of the Prophecy, the one person who will fulfil the ancient prophecy and take back the sacred islands from the Britons.
* DeadGuyJunior: He is named after his own father, who is still alive but no longer uses his birth name.
* HopeBringer: In ''Child of the Prophecy'', as the supposed hero foretold in the prophecy.
* NiceGuy: Is very fair and good-hearted, though can become merciless when someone threatens those he loves.
* YaoiGuys: Him and Gareth.

!!Gareth
Johnny's partner and second-in-command.

!!Cathal
Male protagonist of Heir to Sevenwaters.
%%* AdultFear
* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of ''Seer of Sevenwaters'' Clodagh gives birth to their firstborn children, a pair of twins.
%%* BashBrothers
* BloodBrothers: With Aidan of Whiteshore. As children they'd made a blood promise to be friends until death.
%%* BruiserWithASoftCentre

to:

[[folder: Inis Eala folk]]
!!Johnny
Liadan and Bran's eldest son. He was born in Son
!! The Otherworld
[[folder:Fair Folk/Old Ones]]
!!The Lady Oonagh
The main antagonist
of the Shadows, Sevenwaters trilogy.
* AbusiveParent: And ''how''. She ruins her step-children's lives, curses one of her sons into the form of a raven
and accompanied Liadan on uses her mission magic to rescue Bran physically and Gull from Sidhe Dubh. He plays an important part psychologically punish Ciaran when he's just a child. Not to mention what she puts Fainne through in Child of the Prophecy.Prophecy.
%%* ArcVillain
* BigBad: She is the main antagonist of the original Sevenwaters trilogy.
* CruellaToAnimals: Oonagh kills all of the animals Padriac heals and looks after in Daughter of the Forest, just because he cares about them.
%%* EvilLaugh
%%* EvilStepmother/EvilMatriarch
* FinalSpeech: Oonagh launches into one that, despite a few interruptions, lasts for several pages.
* FullBodyDisguise: Oonagh is particularly skilled in this.
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Oonagh uses this threat against Fainne to the point where it starts to get old. She takes it to the next level during the final battle, just to be a jerk.
* ParentExMachina: Oonagh spends most of Child of the Prophecy waiting for Fainne to do something terrible so she can suddenly reappear and gloat.

%%* ActionGuy
ShapeShifting
%%* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
* ChosenOne: He is considered by VainSorceress: Oonagh couldn't be more vain if she tried.
* YouCanKeepHer: Oonagh's reply to Richard's offer of a ransom for Sorcha in exchange for land in Erin.
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied that Oonagh was not only using magic to achieve her own ends, but was also sleeping with other chieftains, in particular
the people of Erin to be the Child first Eamonn of the Prophecy, the one person who will fulfil the ancient prophecy and take back the sacred islands from the Britons.
* DeadGuyJunior: He is named after his own father, who is
Marshes, especially while she was still alive but no longer uses his birth name.
married to Colum. It's something she also tries to instill in Fainne when she prepares Fainne for her new life in Sevenwaters (and also the mission Oonagh wants her to complete).

!!Mac Dara
The antagonist of Heir to Sevenwaters, Seer of Sevenwaters and Flame of Sevenwaters.
* HopeBringer: In ''Child AGodAmI: Mac Dara certainly believes this. Heís managed to take control of an entire realm and proves to be more powerful than most of the Prophecy'', as the supposed hero foretold in the prophecy.
* NiceGuy: Is very fair and good-hearted, though can become merciless when someone threatens those he loves.
human population.
* YaoiGuys: Him and Gareth.

!!Gareth
Johnny's partner and second-in-command.

!!Cathal
Male protagonist of Heir to Sevenwaters.
%%* AdultFear
* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of ''Seer of Sevenwaters'' Clodagh gives birth to their firstborn children, a pair of twins.
CharacterDeath
%%* BashBrothers
* BloodBrothers: With Aidan of Whiteshore. As children they'd made a blood promise to be friends until death.
%%* BruiserWithASoftCentre
TheCorruptor



%%* DarkAndTroubledPast



* FrameUp: Cathal is accused of collaborating with an enemy of Sevenwaters to abduct the newborn Finbar. Though he's clearly innocent to the reader, the evidence is heavy against him, as he distracted Clodagh at the exact moment Finbar was taken, just before leaving the keep suddenly without a word to anyone.
* HappilyMarried: In ''Seer of Sevenwaters'', to Clodagh.
%%* HeroicNeutral
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: His mother was an ordinary, if beautiful, girl from the village. His father was [[spoiler: Mac Dara, a Prince of the Otherworld]].
* IAmNotMyFather: Says thus quite a few times, in his attempts to prove that he is not like his father.
* InterspeciesRomance: Cathal is descended from the Fair Folk and the Sea People. Clodagh is mostly human, with a very distant ancestral connection to the Old Ones. Both end up falling in love and marrying.
* LoveRedeems: Cathal's mental and emotional transformation is much more remarkable when you consider what could have happened if Clodagh didnít step in.
** Think about it: If Cathal hadnít allowed himself to fall in love with Clodagh (and for her to love him in return), itís very likely that he would have either wasted away or turned into his father after Mac Dara finally got a hold of him and started training him.
** He had the personality of a rock in the beginning. A number of people on Inis Eala were probably happy to see the change when he got back.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: BigBad Mac Dara]] is Cathal's biological father.
%%* MommyIssues
* NoSocialSkills: For a child raised in a respected chieftainís home, Cathal has a hard time summoning any kind of courtesy.
* ParentalAbandonment: Twofold for Cathal. [[spoiler: Or so he thinks.]]]
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* SecretIdentity: He is really the son of Mac Dara, Prince of the Otherworld. He is also descended from the Sea People through his mother.
* SpotTheImposter: Cathal apparently had a number of Clodaghs try and tempt him while the real one was trying to find him.
* StartingANewLife: After returning from the Otherworld, Cathal and Clodagh are forced to hide away in Inis Eala to be safe from Mac Dara's reach.
* TrueCompanions: Cathal and Aidan, as they have known each other since infancy and are like brothers. The warriors in Johnny's band are also all TrueCompanions to one another.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Cathal and Mac Dara look so similar that Clodagh mistakes Mac Dara for Cathal at one point in ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* WithThisRing: Cathal puts his motherís ring on Clodaghís finger to protect her during their Otherworld journey.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dan Walker's Folk]]
!!Darragh
Male protagonist of Child of the Prophecy.
* SelkiesAndWereseals: Darragh is turned into a selkie by the Fae.
* StalkerWithACrush: Some of the things Darragh does to try and be near Fainne are sweet. Others just raise an eyebrow.
%%* StartingANewLife
* StreetPerformer: Darragh and the group he travels with are wandering entertainers.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Crew of the ''Freyja'']]
!!Felix
Male protagonist of Seer of Sevenwaters.
%%* AmnesiacLover
* Identity Amnesia: Felix canít remember anything, including his own name.
* IWantToBeARealMan: Felix laments that heís not a strong or brave man like his brother. That doesnít stop him from trying to be.
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay: Felix slowly regains his memory but refrains from sharing most things in order to protect his new friends.
* TheMusicMeister: Felix starts singing while riding on the back of a sea monster to try and keep the group calm.
* NearDeathExperience: Felix is almost drowned at sea when ''Freyja'' is shipwrecked. It's thanks to Sibeal that he survives. There's also the time when [[spoiler: Knut]] tries to kill him while they are on Inis Eala, to prevent him from revealing a secret that Felix himself does not remember.
* RescueRomance: Sibeal and Felix take turns saving each other.
%%* SecretTestOfCharacter
%%* StartingANewLife

!! Paul
Felix's brother.

!!Knut
The Antagonist of Seer of Sevenwaters.
* TheBeard: He even tries to kill Felix to keep his relationship with Svala a secret.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Thatís what you get for raping sea creatures, Knut.]]
%%* StartingANewLife
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Druids]]




!!Luachan
The younger Finbar's bodyguard and tutor in ''Flame of Sevenwaters''.

[[/folder]]





[[folder:Fair Folk/Old Ones]]
!!The Lady Oonagh
The main antagonist of the Sevenwaters trilogy.
* AbusiveParent: And ''how''. She ruins her step-children's lives, curses one of her sons into the form of a raven and uses her magic to physically and psychologically punish Ciaran when he's just a child. Not to mention what she puts Fainne through in Child of the Prophecy.
%%* ArcVillain
* BigBad: She is the main antagonist of the original Sevenwaters trilogy.
* CruellaToAnimals: Oonagh kills all of the animals Padriac heals and looks after in Daughter of the Forest, just because he cares about them.
%%* EvilLaugh
%%* EvilStepmother/EvilMatriarch
* FinalSpeech: Oonagh launches into one that, despite a few interruptions, lasts for several pages.
* FullBodyDisguise: Oonagh is particularly skilled in this.
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Oonagh uses this threat against Fainne to the point where it starts to get old. She takes it to the next level during the final battle, just to be a jerk.
* ParentExMachina: Oonagh spends most of Child of the Prophecy waiting for Fainne to do something terrible so she can suddenly reappear and gloat.
%%* ShapeShifting
%%* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink
* VainSorceress: Oonagh couldn't be more vain if she tried.
* YouCanKeepHer: Oonagh's reply to Richard's offer of a ransom for Sorcha in exchange for land in Erin.
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied that Oonagh was not only using magic to achieve her own ends, but was also sleeping with other chieftains, in particular the first Eamonn of the Marshes, especially while she was still married to Colum. It's something she also tries to instill in Fainne when she prepares Fainne for her new life in Sevenwaters (and also the mission Oonagh wants her to complete).

!!Mac Dara
The antagonist of Heir to Sevenwaters, Seer of Sevenwaters and Flame of Sevenwaters.
* AGodAmI: Mac Dara certainly believes this. Heís managed to take control of an entire realm and proves to be more powerful than most of the human population.
%%* CharacterDeath
%%* TheCorruptor
%%* TheCynic
%%* DeadpanSnarker


[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family I]]

to:

!! Erin
[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family I]]Family: Generation I]]
Consisting of Lord Colum, his first wife and the seven children.



!!Conor
The fourth son of Lord Colum and twin to Cormack. He is destined to become a druid in Daughter of the Forest when he is turned into a swan. Because of his druidic skills, during the curse Conor can [[spoiler: keep both human and animal consciousness within him.]] In Son of the Shadows, Conor is Archdruid and sees the family on ritual days. In later books he becomes a sort of advisor to the current Lord of Sevenwaters.
* TheArchmage: In later books.
%%* BalefulPolymorph
* BigBrotherInstinct: He always seems to know when his siblings need him, especially Finbar and Sorcha.
* {{Druid}}: Becomes one at the end of ''Daughter of the Forest'', though he was already well on his way to it.
* ElementalPowers: In ''Son of the Shadows'' is seen to conjure fire out of thin air, during the ritual of Imbolc.
* TheEmpath: Conor can feel the emotions of others, especially Sorcha and Finbar.
* HighPriest: In later books.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Conor is frequently consulted and is considered the most knowledgeable of the Sevenwaters folk, and he lives in isolation from other people.
%%* InvoluntaryShapeshifting
* ItsAllMyFault: Conor holds himself to blame for Niamh and Ciaran's affair, Ciaran leaving the nemetons and the old evil returning, as it was he who brought Ciaran to Sevenwaters.
* LikeASonToMe: Ciaran is this to Conor.
* TheMedic: To a lesser extent than Sorcha, in ''Daughter of the Forest''. Conor is the one who treats Sorcha's starwort-injured hands both when she is a child and also when she is sewing the six shirts to save them from the curse.
%%* NervesOfSteel
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died in childbirth; his father became a cold shell who let the servants raise them.
%%* SecretTestOfCharacter
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic
* TheStoryteller: As a {{Druid}}, this is one of Conor's main roles. In ''Son of the Shadows'' he tells a number of tales which prove to be important in regards to the plot of the novel and usually have hidden and cryptic meanings.
* Telepathy: Conor can communicate mentally with both Finbar and Sorcha, and later with [[spoiler: Sorcha's daughter Liadan.]]
* TrueCompanions: With Sorcha and his brothers.
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
%%* YouCantFightFate






[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family II]]

to:

[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family II]]Family: Generation II]]
Consisting of Sorcha's children (Niamh, Sean and Liadan), and Colum's eighth son Ciaran.
!!Ciaran
Son of Lady Oonagh and Lord Colum. Originally a sorcerer, he reverts back to the druid ways after Child of the Prophecy.
* AbusiveParent: Oonagh's treatment of Ciaran as a child is horrific.
* BabiesEverAfter: Ciaran and Niamh have one daughter, Fainne.
%%* BeserkButton
%%* {{Druid}}
* EvilSorcerer: Subverted, in that Ciaran is a sorcerer but not an evil one.
* HeroicSacrifice: In Flame of Sevenwaters Ciaran gives up his place in the human world to become Prince of the Otherworld, so that Cathal won't have to sacrifice his own place and life with Clodagh (who he loves dearly) and his two children. Ciaran's reason for it is particularly heartwarming-- he wants Cathal and Clodagh to have the years of love and marriage which he and Niamh never got to have.
* IncestIsRelative: Ciaran is Niamh's uncle, for all he is only three years older than her. It's the reason the Sevenwaters men prevent Niamh and Ciaran from wedding. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. Once Niamh and Ciaran are reunited after Niamh's escape from Sidhe Dubh, they decide to throw caution to the wind and continue their relationship, because they ''are'' deeply in love and it doesn't matter to them whether their relationship is against the laws of nature or what other people think about it.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Ciaran blames himself for [[spoiler: Niamh's death]] because he believed his love was not enough for her to want to live.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Ciaran falls in love with Niamh when he sees her dancing in the firelight at Imbolc, during his very first outing from the nemetons to Sevenwaters.
%%* MagicalSeventhSon
* ParentExMachina: In Child of the Prophecy.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Ciaran is furious at Conor for hiding the truth of his parentage from him.
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic






[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family III]]
!!Clodagh
The protagonist of the fourth book, ''Heir to Sevenwaters''. She is the daughter of Sean and Aisling and the twin sister of Deirdre. When her mother gives birth to a male babe, Clodagh is tasked with caring for him until Aisling is well. However, Finbar is snatched from his cradle by the Fair Folk, and a changeling is left in his place. Clodagh soon finds herself on a quest to bring home her baby brother from the Otherworld, with an unlikely companion at her side.
* ActionGirl: Shows her ActionGirl side when she fights off a mass of bird-like creatures during her and Cathal's trek across the river into the Otherworld.
%%* AdultFear:
* BabiesEverAfter: By the end of ''Seer of Sevenwaters'', Clodagh and Cathal have two twin children, a boy and a girl, who they call Ronan and Firinne respectively.
* DealWithTheDevil: Clodagh offers to spend a night with Mac Dara just so she can gain access to Cathalís room, knowing that she might have to make good on her promise if she doesnít escape.
* FieryRedhead: Clodagh is red-haired like her mother, and she is certainly fiery in her own way.
* FireForgedFriends: With Cathal, who she detested before their trip to the Otherworld because of his rudeness toward her. Though they do end up being more than friends, and even marry after their return, so this is more of a played-with example.
* GreenEyes: Has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* GuileHero: Attempts to evoke this when she returns to the Otherworld to rescue Cathal, and actually succeeds despite her fears that Mac Dara can see right through her ploy.
* HappilyMarried: At the end of ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', to Cathal.
* HeroicBSOD: Clodagh has this briefly when [[spoiler: Cathal is trapped in the Otherworld and Becan is killed by Mac Dara]]. She collapses to the ground, shaking and in tears, deeply distressed at what happened in Mac Dara's hall. Only the news that Becan can be saved and the urgency of it is enough to spur her into action once more.
* InterspeciesRomance: Cathal is descended from the Fair Folk and the Sea People. Clodagh doesnít seem to care.
* ItsAllMyFault: Clodagh lays much of the blame for Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld on herself, because she was the bait used to lure Cathal and she failed to see through Mac Dara's manipulations at the very end, manipulations which caused both Becan's death and Cathal's captivity. Though, she couldn't have known, or even guessed, anything of Mac Dara's tricks as he was that good a manipulator (he was one of the Fair Folk and probably had centuries of practice at it, whereas Clodagh had none of his skill or experience). Mac Dara knew Clodagh's weaknesses and played on them, making Clodagh believe that the human nursemaid was sweet and kind to lure Clodagh into giving Becan to her, and then making her scream by throwing Becan into the fire. Mac Dara knew that Clodagh's scream would bring Cathal into the hall, thus sealing his fate. Not to matter that it was Cathal's choice to enter the hall, and that he made it knowing what would happen to him if he did. It was no fault of Clodagh, though it certainly felt like it to her at the time.
* MarryForLove: What Clodagh does with Cathal after the events of ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Clodagh's general reaction after realising that she'd been manipulated into giving Becan to Mac Dara (and thus sealing his death warrant) and doing the very thing which caused Cathal to be trapped in the Otherworld.
* NearRapeExperience: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', Clodagh is nearly raped by [[spoiler: Mac Dara]], the Prince of the Otherworld and [[spoiler: Cathal's father]], as she and Cathal are attempting to escape back to the human world.
%%* NeatFreak
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It is Clodagh's handing Becan over to Mac Dara which inadvertently leads to Becan's DeathByFire and Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld, as Mac Dara uses Becan's death to make her scream, which he knows will summon his son. Clodagh beats herself up about it afterward, but she really couldn't have done anything differently, since Mac Dara was a master manipulator and probably would have concocted another way to trap Cathal if Clodagh had seen through his trick with Becan.
* RedHeadedHero: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* SiblingYinYang: Her twin sister, Deirdre, is the exact opposite of her, being more of a 'free-spirit' and more unpredictable with her emotions. They still love each other just fine.
%%* ThePerfectionist
* ThePromise: Clodagh promises Cathal that she will come back for him after he is [[spoiler: trapped in the Otherworld by Mac Dara. She follows through on that promise.]]
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* StartingANewLife: After returning from the Otherworld, Cathal and Clodagh are forced to hide away in Inis Eala to be safe from Mac Dara's reach.
* TheStoryteller: Seems to have some talent in tale-telling, as seen in ''Heir to Sevenwaters'' when she comes up with her own ending to Wolf Boy's tale. Willow is certainly impressed by it, and gives Clodagh the respect due to a true storyteller.
* TookALevelInBadass: Clodagh starts off as a normal child, interested in household duties and taking care of her family. She then journeys to the Otherworld, bargains with a multitude of powerful and magical creatures, saves her brother, then goes back to the Otherworld to save Cathal. The two of them then proceed to trick Mac Dara, the king of tricks and lies. Twice.
* TwinTelepathy: As they are twins, Clodagh and Deirdre can communicate with their minds.
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: At the end of ''Seer'', Clodagh gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
* UnwittingPawn: Unbeknownst to Clodagh, Mac Dara uses her as bait to lure Cathal into the Otherworld by abducting Finbar and leaving Becan in his place disguised as a manikin which only Clodagh can see is alive. This and the need to help her family and atone in a way for what she feels is her mistake is what compels Clodagh to embark on her quest to rescue Finbar from the Otherworld. Her and Cathal meeting in the forest is primarily due to Mac Dara's meddling. Mac Dara predicts and plans for every single move Clodagh and Cathal make, manipulating their characters to his advantage, putting Clodagh in danger to keep Cathal with her for every step of the journey, and later tricking her into giving him Becan and murdering the babe to make her scream, as he knows that her scream will summon Cathal. By the end of it, once Clodagh realises Mac Dara's manipulations and gambit plan she is horrified at how she (and her family) had been used as tools in Mac Dara's plan to trap Cathal.

!!Muirrin
Eldest daughter of Aisling and Sean. A healer, she is married to Evan and lives on Inis Eala. In ''Seer of Sevenwaters'' [[spoiler: she finally becomes pregnant after six years of trying]].
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Evan, Gull's son.
* TheMedic: She is trained as a healer, and uses her skills to heal injured warriors on Inis Eala.

!! Deirdre
Fourth daughter of Sean and Aisling and twin to Clodagh. In Heir to Sevenwaters she marries Illan, a chieftain of the Uill Neill, and they have two children, Oisin and Emer.
* FieryRedhead: Like Clodagh, she has red hair and can be very strong-minded, though she is more temperamental than her twin.
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Illan, after ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MoodSwinger: Much like Niamh, she can turn from irritated to content in a matter of moments.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: In Heir to Sevenwaters, to Illan. According to Clodagh she was bubbling with excitement from the moment she met him.
* TwinTelepathy: With Clodagh, her twin sister.

!!Maeve
The protagonist of Flame of Sevenwaters. In Child of the Prophecy she was badly burned in a fire, and lost the use of her hands. She was sent to Harrowfield to recover and spent the next ten years there. At Harrowfield, Maeve found that she had a gift for taming wild animals. She returns to Sevenwaters in Flame of Sevenwaters and goes on a quest with her young brother Finbar to rid the world of Mac Dara.

to:

[[folder: The Sevenwaters Family Family: Generation III]]
!!Clodagh
The protagonist
Consisting of the fourth book, ''Heir to Sevenwaters''. She is the Niamh and Ciaran's daughter of Sean and Fainne, Aisling and the twin sister of Deirdre. When her mother gives birth to a male babe, Clodagh is tasked with caring for him until Aisling is well. However, Finbar is snatched from his cradle by the Fair Folk, and a changeling is left in his place. Clodagh soon finds herself on a quest to bring home her baby brother from the Otherworld, with an unlikely companion at her side.
* ActionGirl: Shows her ActionGirl side when she fights off a mass of bird-like creatures during her and Cathal's trek across the river into the Otherworld.
%%* AdultFear:
* BabiesEverAfter: By the end of ''Seer of Sevenwaters'', Clodagh and Cathal have two twin children, a boy and a girl, who they call Ronan and Firinne respectively.
* DealWithTheDevil: Clodagh offers to spend a night with Mac Dara just so she can gain access to Cathalís room, knowing that she might have to make good on her promise if she doesnít escape.
* FieryRedhead: Clodagh is red-haired like her mother, and she is certainly fiery in her own way.
* FireForgedFriends: With Cathal, who she detested before their trip to the Otherworld because of his rudeness toward her. Though they do end up being more than friends, and even marry after their return, so this is more of a played-with example.
* GreenEyes: Has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* GuileHero: Attempts to evoke this when she returns to the Otherworld to rescue Cathal, and actually succeeds despite her fears that Mac Dara can see right through her ploy.
* HappilyMarried: At the end of ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', to Cathal.
* HeroicBSOD: Clodagh has this briefly when [[spoiler: Cathal is trapped in the Otherworld and Becan is killed by Mac Dara]]. She collapses to the ground, shaking and in tears, deeply distressed at what happened in Mac Dara's hall. Only the news that Becan can be saved and the urgency of it is enough to spur her into action once more.
* InterspeciesRomance: Cathal is descended from the Fair Folk and the Sea People. Clodagh doesnít seem to care.
* ItsAllMyFault: Clodagh lays much of the blame for Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld on herself, because she was the bait used to lure Cathal and she failed to see through Mac Dara's manipulations at the very end, manipulations which caused both Becan's death and Cathal's captivity. Though, she couldn't have known, or even guessed, anything of Mac Dara's tricks as he was that good a manipulator (he was one of the Fair Folk and probably had centuries of practice at it, whereas Clodagh had none of his skill or experience). Mac Dara knew Clodagh's weaknesses and played on them, making Clodagh believe that the human nursemaid was sweet and kind to lure Clodagh into giving Becan to her, and then making her scream by throwing Becan into the fire. Mac Dara knew that Clodagh's scream would bring Cathal into the hall, thus sealing his fate. Not to matter that it was Cathal's choice to enter the hall, and that he made it knowing what would happen to him if he did. It was no fault of
Sean's children (Muirrin, Clodagh, though it certainly felt like it to her at the time.
* MarryForLove: What Clodagh does with Cathal after the events of ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Clodagh's general reaction after realising that she'd been manipulated into giving Becan to Mac Dara (and thus sealing his death warrant) and doing the very thing which caused Cathal to be trapped in the Otherworld.
* NearRapeExperience: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', Clodagh is nearly raped by [[spoiler: Mac Dara]], the Prince of the Otherworld and [[spoiler: Cathal's father]], as she and Cathal are attempting to escape back to the human world.
%%* NeatFreak
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It is Clodagh's handing Becan over to Mac Dara which inadvertently leads to Becan's DeathByFire and Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld, as Mac Dara uses Becan's death to make her scream, which he knows will summon his son. Clodagh beats herself up about it afterward, but she really couldn't have done anything differently, since Mac Dara was a master manipulator and probably would have concocted another way to trap Cathal if Clodagh had seen through his trick with Becan.
* RedHeadedHero: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* SiblingYinYang: Her twin sister,
Deirdre, is the exact opposite of her, being more of a 'free-spirit' and more unpredictable with her emotions. They still love each other just fine.
%%* ThePerfectionist
* ThePromise: Clodagh promises Cathal that she will come back for him after he is [[spoiler: trapped in the Otherworld by Mac Dara. She follows through on that promise.]]
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* StartingANewLife: After returning from the Otherworld, Cathal and Clodagh are forced to hide away in Inis Eala to be safe from Mac Dara's reach.
* TheStoryteller: Seems to have some talent in tale-telling, as seen in ''Heir to Sevenwaters'' when she comes up with her own ending to Wolf Boy's tale. Willow is certainly impressed by it, and gives Clodagh the respect due to a true storyteller.
* TookALevelInBadass: Clodagh starts off as a normal child, interested in household duties and taking care of her family. She then journeys to the Otherworld, bargains with a multitude of powerful and magical creatures, saves her brother, then goes back to the Otherworld to save Cathal. The two of them then proceed to trick Mac Dara, the king of tricks and lies. Twice.
* TwinTelepathy: As they are twins, Clodagh and Deirdre can communicate with their minds.
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: At the end of ''Seer'', Clodagh gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
* UnwittingPawn: Unbeknownst to Clodagh, Mac Dara uses her as bait to lure Cathal into the Otherworld by abducting Finbar and leaving Becan in his place disguised as a manikin which only Clodagh can see is alive. This and the need to help her family and atone in a way for what she feels is her mistake is what compels Clodagh to embark on her quest to rescue Finbar from the Otherworld. Her and Cathal meeting in the forest is primarily due to Mac Dara's meddling. Mac Dara predicts and plans for every single move Clodagh and Cathal make, manipulating their characters to his advantage, putting Clodagh in danger to keep Cathal with her for every step of the journey, and later tricking her into giving him Becan and murdering the babe to make her scream, as he knows that her scream will summon Cathal. By the end of it, once Clodagh realises Mac Dara's manipulations and gambit plan she is horrified at how she (and her family) had been used as tools in Mac Dara's plan to trap Cathal.
Maeve, Sibeal, Eilis, Finbar).

!!Muirrin
Eldest daughter of Aisling and Sean. A healer, she is married to Evan and lives on Inis Eala. In ''Seer of Sevenwaters'' [[spoiler: she finally becomes pregnant after six years of trying]].
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Evan, Gull's son.
* TheMedic: She is trained as a healer, and uses her skills to heal injured warriors on Inis Eala.

!! Deirdre
Fourth daughter of Sean and Aisling and twin to Clodagh. In Heir to Sevenwaters she marries Illan, a chieftain of the Uill Neill, and they have two children, Oisin and Emer.
* FieryRedhead: Like Clodagh, she has red hair and can be very strong-minded, though she is more temperamental than her twin.
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Illan, after ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MoodSwinger: Much like Niamh, she can turn from irritated to content in a matter of moments.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: In Heir to Sevenwaters, to Illan. According to Clodagh she was bubbling with excitement from the moment she met him.
* TwinTelepathy: With Clodagh, her twin sister.

!!Maeve
!!Fainne
The protagonist of Flame of Sevenwaters. In Child the third book, 'Child of the Prophecy she was badly burned Prophecy'. Fainne is the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, Liadan's sister, and is also a sorceress and raised in a fire, and lost the use of druidic lifstyle. When her hands. She was sent to Harrowfield to recover and spent the next ten years there. At Harrowfield, Maeve found that she had a gift for taming wild animals. She returns father sends her to Sevenwaters in Flame of Sevenwaters and goes on a quest with to meet her young brother Finbar to rid mother's family, Fainne is tasked by the world of Mac Dara.Lady Oonagh to do anything to make sure the prophecy does not come true.



%%* DontYouDarePityMe
* FieryRedhead: Maeve has red hair like her mother and sisters (all except Sibeal and Muirrin), and she is armed with all the bravery and forthright attitude she has learned from Liadan and Bran during her ten-year-stay at Harrowfield.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Maeve has a special affinity to horses, which she can calm using just her voice. Dogs also seem to like her. In general, Maeve cannot bear the thought of any animal being hurt.
* FacialHorror: Maeve has a burn scar on her forehead which she usually covers up because of its ugliness.

to:

%%* DontYouDarePityMe
AdultFear
%%* TheAtoner
* FieryRedhead: Maeve has red hair like her mother BabiesEverAfter: In the ''Child of the Prophecy'' epilogue, it is said that Fainne and sisters (all except Sibeal [[spoiler: Darragh]] have two children together, Danny and Muirrin), and Niamh.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassAdorable
* BeneathSuspicion: After the fire in Sevenwaters it does not occur to Sean that Fainne may have started it, though he knows that
she is armed with all the bravery and forthright attitude she has learned from Liadan and Bran during her ten-year-stay at Harrowfield.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Maeve has
a special affinity to horses, which she can calm using just her voice. Dogs also seem to like her. In general, Maeve cannot bear the thought of any animal being hurt.sorceress.
%%* BerserkButton
%%* BigDamnHeroes
%%* BigSisterInstinct
* FacialHorror: Maeve BlueBlood: She is descended through Niamh from Sorcha, and is technically a member of the Sevenwaters family. She's also descended from a branch of the Fair Folk.
* BreakTheCutie: In an act of desperation, Oonagh tries to completely break Fainneís will by [[spoiler: killing Darragh.]] This backfires in the most epic way possible.
%%* BreakTheHaughty
%%* BrokenAce
%%* BrokenBird
%%* CharacterDevelopment
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Darragh.
* TheChosenOne: She is the one destined to help save the Islands and stand watch on the Needle.
%%* ChronicHeroSyndrome
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
%%* CoolBigSis
%%* DaddysGirl
%%* DarkestHour
%%* DespairEventHorizon
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* DidntThinkThisThrough
* ElementalPowers: Fainne can summon fire at will.
* FieryRedhead: Fainne
has a burn scar on her forehead which red hair, and she usually covers up because certainly is fiery in temper at times.
%%* FishOutOfWater
%%* FriendlessBackground
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoodIsNotSoft
* HappilyMarried: To Darragh after ''Child
of its ugliness.the Prophecy''.
%%* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend
* TheHero: In ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* HeroicResolve
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* HeroWithBadPublicity



%%* HumbleHero
%%* KickTheMoralityPet
* LastRequest: Fainne's last request to Ciaran before she leaves to stand watch at the Needle is for him to return to Sevenwaters and rejoin the druids and become Sibeal's tutor.
%%* MagicalGirl
* MissingMom: Fainne's mother died when Fainne was a baby.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: This happens to Fainne when she accidentally [[spoiler: causes the death of a girl she was jealous of in Kerry by changing her into a trout, and again when she starts a fire at Sevenwaters which seriously injures Maeve and some of the druids and kills one elderly druid. All of this was done while she was under Oonagh's influence.]]
** After the discover that Oonagh had been duping her, Fainne gets a clear shot of the destruction sheís caused during her journey. Really, itís laid out in the span of two or three sentences. This realization does not go over well with her.
* NotMeThisTime: Fainne says this to Liadan on Inis Eala when Liadan accuses her of cursing Coll into illness.
* ObliviousToLove: Fainne has no clue that Darragh truly loves her.
%%* {{Pride}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Protagonist}}: Of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* RebelliousSpirit
* RedHeadedHero: Fainne has red hair, and she is the main protagonist of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Darragh's blue.
* SecretKeeper: Fainne becomes this at the end of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* ShapeShifter
%%* StartingANewLife
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a strong resemblance to her mother, Niamh, in personality, but physically takes after Ciaran.
%%* UnwittingPawn
* WhatTheHellHero: Fainne certainly does a lot of questionable things during ''Child of the Prophecy''.

!! Muirrin
Eldest daughter of Aisling and Sean. A healer, she is married to Evan and lives on Inis Eala. In ''Seer of Sevenwaters'' [[spoiler: she finally becomes pregnant after six years of trying]].
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Evan, Gull's son.
* TheMedic: She is trained as a healer, and uses her skills to heal injured warriors on Inis Eala.

!! Clodagh
The protagonist of the fourth book, ''Heir to Sevenwaters''. She is the daughter of Sean and Aisling and the twin sister of Deirdre. When her mother gives birth to a male babe, Clodagh is tasked with caring for him until Aisling is well. However, Finbar is snatched from his cradle by the Fair Folk, and a changeling is left in his place. Clodagh soon finds herself on a quest to bring home her baby brother from the Otherworld, with an unlikely companion at her side.
* ActionGirl: Shows her ActionGirl side when she fights off a mass of bird-like creatures during her and Cathal's trek across the river into the Otherworld.
%%* AdultFear:
* BabiesEverAfter: By the end of ''Seer of Sevenwaters'', Clodagh and Cathal have two twin children, a boy and a girl, who they call Ronan and Firinne respectively.
* DealWithTheDevil: Clodagh offers to spend a night with Mac Dara just so she can gain access to Cathalís room, knowing that she might have to make good on her promise if she doesnít escape.
* FieryRedhead: Clodagh is red-haired like her mother, and she is certainly fiery in her own way.
* FireForgedFriends: With Cathal, who she detested before their trip to the Otherworld because of his rudeness toward her. Though they do end up being more than friends, and even marry after their return, so this is more of a played-with example.
* GreenEyes: Has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* GuileHero: Attempts to evoke this when she returns to the Otherworld to rescue Cathal, and actually succeeds despite her fears that Mac Dara can see right through her ploy.
* HappilyMarried: At the end of ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', to Cathal.
* HeroicBSOD: Clodagh has this briefly when [[spoiler: Cathal is trapped in the Otherworld and Becan is killed by Mac Dara]]. She collapses to the ground, shaking and in tears, deeply distressed at what happened in Mac Dara's hall. Only the news that Becan can be saved and the urgency of it is enough to spur her into action once more.
* InterspeciesRomance: Cathal is descended from the Fair Folk and the Sea People. Clodagh doesnít seem to care.
* ItsAllMyFault: Clodagh lays much of the blame for Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld on herself, because she was the bait used to lure Cathal and she failed to see through Mac Dara's manipulations at the very end, manipulations which caused both Becan's death and Cathal's captivity. Though, she couldn't have known, or even guessed, anything of Mac Dara's tricks as he was that good a manipulator (he was one of the Fair Folk and probably had centuries of practice at it, whereas Clodagh had none of his skill or experience). Mac Dara knew Clodagh's weaknesses and played on them, making Clodagh believe that the human nursemaid was sweet and kind to lure Clodagh into giving Becan to her, and then making her scream by throwing Becan into the fire. Mac Dara knew that Clodagh's scream would bring Cathal into the hall, thus sealing his fate. Not to matter that it was Cathal's choice to enter the hall, and that he made it knowing what would happen to him if he did. It was no fault of Clodagh, though it certainly felt like it to her at the time.
* MarryForLove: What Clodagh does with Cathal after the events of ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Clodagh's general reaction after realising that she'd been manipulated into giving Becan to Mac Dara (and thus sealing his death warrant) and doing the very thing which caused Cathal to be trapped in the Otherworld.
* NearRapeExperience: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters'', Clodagh is nearly raped by [[spoiler: Mac Dara]], the Prince of the Otherworld and [[spoiler: Cathal's father]], as she and Cathal are attempting to escape back to the human world.
%%* NeatFreak
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It is Clodagh's handing Becan over to Mac Dara which inadvertently leads to Becan's DeathByFire and Cathal's entrapment in the Otherworld, as Mac Dara uses Becan's death to make her scream, which he knows will summon his son. Clodagh beats herself up about it afterward, but she really couldn't have done anything differently, since Mac Dara was a master manipulator and probably would have concocted another way to trap Cathal if Clodagh had seen through his trick with Becan.
* RedHeadedHero: In ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* SiblingYinYang: Her twin sister, Deirdre, is the exact opposite of her, being more of a 'free-spirit' and more unpredictable with her emotions. They still love each other just fine.
%%* ThePerfectionist
* ThePromise: Clodagh promises Cathal that she will come back for him after he is [[spoiler: trapped in the Otherworld by Mac Dara. She follows through on that promise.]]
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* StartingANewLife: After returning from the Otherworld, Cathal and Clodagh are forced to hide away in Inis Eala to be safe from Mac Dara's reach.
* TheStoryteller: Seems to have some talent in tale-telling, as seen in ''Heir to Sevenwaters'' when she comes up with her own ending to Wolf Boy's tale. Willow is certainly impressed by it, and gives Clodagh the respect due to a true storyteller.
* TookALevelInBadass: Clodagh starts off as a normal child, interested in household duties and taking care of her family. She then journeys to the Otherworld, bargains with a multitude of powerful and magical creatures, saves her brother, then goes back to the Otherworld to save Cathal. The two of them then proceed to trick Mac Dara, the king of tricks and lies. Twice.
* TwinTelepathy: As they are twins, Clodagh and Deirdre can communicate with their minds.
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: At the end of ''Seer'', Clodagh gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
* UnwittingPawn: Unbeknownst to Clodagh, Mac Dara uses her as bait to lure Cathal into the Otherworld by abducting Finbar and leaving Becan in his place disguised as a manikin which only Clodagh can see is alive. This and the need to help her family and atone in a way for what she feels is her mistake is what compels Clodagh to embark on her quest to rescue Finbar from the Otherworld. Her and Cathal meeting in the forest is primarily due to Mac Dara's meddling. Mac Dara predicts and plans for every single move Clodagh and Cathal make, manipulating their characters to his advantage, putting Clodagh in danger to keep Cathal with her for every step of the journey, and later tricking her into giving him Becan and murdering the babe to make her scream, as he knows that her scream will summon Cathal. By the end of it, once Clodagh realises Mac Dara's manipulations and gambit plan she is horrified at how she (and her family) had been used as tools in Mac Dara's plan to trap Cathal.

!! Deirdre
Fourth daughter of Sean and Aisling and twin to Clodagh. In Heir to Sevenwaters she marries Illan, a chieftain of the Uill Neill, and they have two children, Oisin and Emer.
* FieryRedhead: Like Clodagh, she has red hair and can be very strong-minded, though she is more temperamental than her twin.
* GreenEyes: She has green eyes like her mother and four of her sisters.
* HappilyMarried: To Illan, after ''Heir to Sevenwaters''.
* MoodSwinger: Much like Niamh, she can turn from irritated to content in a matter of moments.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: In Heir to Sevenwaters, to Illan. According to Clodagh she was bubbling with excitement from the moment she met him.
* TwinTelepathy: With Clodagh, her twin sister.

!!Maeve
The protagonist of Flame of Sevenwaters. In Child of the Prophecy she was badly burned in a fire, and lost the use of her hands. She was sent to Harrowfield to recover and spent the next ten years there. At Harrowfield, Maeve found that she had a gift for taming wild animals. She returns to Sevenwaters in Flame of Sevenwaters and goes on a quest with her young brother Finbar to rid the world of Mac Dara.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* DontYouDarePityMe
* FieryRedhead: Maeve has red hair like her mother and sisters (all except Sibeal and Muirrin), and she is armed with all the bravery and forthright attitude she has learned from Liadan and Bran during her ten-year-stay at Harrowfield.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Maeve has a special affinity to horses, which she can calm using just her voice. Dogs also seem to like her. In general, Maeve cannot bear the thought of any animal being hurt.
* FacialHorror: Maeve has a burn scar on her forehead which she usually covers up because of its ugliness.
%%* HotBlooded








[[folder: Tirconnell]]
!! Cruinn
!! Tiernan
!! Artagan
!! Daigh
[[/folder]]




[[folder: Glencarnagh]]

to:

\n[[folder: Glencarnagh]]The Redbeard/Sidhe Dubh Family]]



!!Eilis Redbeard

to:

!!Eilis !! Eamonn of the Marshes (I)

!! Eilis
Redbeard



[[/folder]]


[[folder: Sidhe Dubh]]
!!Eamonn of the Marshes

to:

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Sidhe Dubh]]
!!Eamonn
!! Eamonn of the MarshesMarshes (II)



[[folder: ''Harrowfield'']]

to:

[[folder: ''Harrowfield'']]Tirconnell]]
!! Cruinn
!! Tiernan
!! Artagan
!! Daigh
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Uill Neill]]
!! Fionn

!! Illan
[[/folder]]


!! Briton
[[folder: Harrowfield Family]]
!! Lady Anne
Red and Simon's mother, and Richard's sister. Though very prejudiced toward Sorcha's race because of the feud, she is a fair and competent leader and does not stand to see injustice in her household.
* AdultFear: Her younger son goes missing in action in Erin and is presumed dead. Lady Anne is clearly distraught about this when Sorcha arrives in Harrowfield, and is seen to be afraid of losing Red as well, as she questions his decision to search for Simon in Erin and fears that he will be endangered because of it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this to the people of Harrowfield. She also states to Father Dominic that she strives to be this.
---> '''Lady Anne:''' I cannot expect my own people to act with integrity and courage if I do not show an example.
* TheStoic: Like Red, she rarely expresses her emotions in front of other people. Even when grief-stricken over Simon's disappearance she shows a calm and collected face to the world, believing that her people need her to appear strong and able to take care of them properly.



!! Lady Anne
Red and Simon's mother, and Richard's sister. Though very prejudiced toward Sorcha's race because of the feud, she is a fair and competent leader and does not stand to see injustice in her household.
* AdultFear: Her younger son goes missing in action in Erin and is presumed dead. Lady Anne is clearly distraught about this when Sorcha arrives in Harrowfield, and is seen to be afraid of losing Red as well, as she questions his decision to search for Simon in Erin and fears that he will be endangered because of it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this to the people of Harrowfield. She also states to Father Dominic that she strives to be this.
---> '''Lady Anne:''' I cannot expect my own people to act with integrity and courage if I do not show an example.
* TheStoic: Like Red, she rarely expresses her emotions in front of other people. Even when grief-stricken over Simon's disappearance she shows a calm and collected face to the world, believing that her people need her to appear strong and able to take care of them properly.





!!Elaine of Northwoods
Lord Richard's daughter. She is a much nicer person than he ever will be. [[spoiler: She is in love with Simon and hopes to marry him someday.]]
%%* NiceGirl
* RulingCouple: She presumably becomes Lady of Harrowfield after she weds Simon, who takes over as lord after Red's abdication.





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[[folder: Northwoods]]
!!Richard of Northwoods
Antagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is the Lord of the estate which feuds against Sevenwaters. He hates the people of Erin. He has quite a sadistic and cruel personality, and likes to gloat and show off.
* BurnTheWitch: Richard's favorite pastime.
* ComfortingTheWidow: Plans to do this in regards to Margery after her husband's death.
%%* EvilUncle
%%* RelativeError
%%* TheSociopath
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cormack says this after Richard is captured and brought back to Harrowfield.


!!Elaine of Northwoods
Lord Richard's daughter. She is a much nicer person than he ever will be. [[spoiler: She is in love with Simon and hopes to marry him someday.]]
%%* NiceGirl
* RulingCouple: She presumably becomes Lady of Harrowfield after she weds Simon, who takes over as lord after Red's abdication.
[[/folder]]







[[folder: Kerry]]

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[[folder: Kerry]]Dan Walker's Folk]]



!!Fainne
The protagonist of the third book, 'Child of the Prophecy'. Fainne is the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, Liadan's sister, and is also a sorceress and raised in a druidic lifstyle. When her father sends her to Sevenwaters to meet her mother's family, Fainne is tasked by the Lady Oonagh to do anything to make sure the prophecy does not come true.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AdultFear
%%* TheAtoner
* BabiesEverAfter: In the ''Child of the Prophecy'' epilogue, it is said that Fainne and [[spoiler: Darragh]] have two children together, Danny and Niamh.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassAdorable
* BeneathSuspicion: After the fire in Sevenwaters it does not occur to Sean that Fainne may have started it, though he knows that she is a sorceress.
%%* BerserkButton
%%* BigDamnHeroes
%%* BigSisterInstinct
* BlueBlood: She is descended through Niamh from Sorcha, and is technically a member of the Sevenwaters family. She's also descended from a branch of the Fair Folk.
* BreakTheCutie: In an act of desperation, Oonagh tries to completely break Fainneís will by [[spoiler: killing Darragh.]] This backfires in the most epic way possible.
%%* BreakTheHaughty
%%* BrokenAce
%%* BrokenBird
%%* CharacterDevelopment
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Darragh.
* TheChosenOne: She is the one destined to help save the Islands and stand watch on the Needle.
%%* ChronicHeroSyndrome
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
%%* CoolBigSis
%%* DaddysGirl
%%* DarkestHour
%%* DespairEventHorizon
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* DidntThinkThisThrough
* ElementalPowers: Fainne can summon fire at will.
* FieryRedhead: Fainne has red hair, and she certainly is fiery in temper at times.
%%* FishOutOfWater
%%* FriendlessBackground
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoodIsNotSoft
* HappilyMarried: To Darragh after ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend
* TheHero: In ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* HeroicResolve
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* HeroWithBadPublicity
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HumbleHero
%%* KickTheMoralityPet
* LastRequest: Fainne's last request to Ciaran before she leaves to stand watch at the Needle is for him to return to Sevenwaters and rejoin the druids and become Sibeal's tutor.
%%* MagicalGirl
* MissingMom: Fainne's mother died when Fainne was a baby.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: This happens to Fainne when she accidentally [[spoiler: causes the death of a girl she was jealous of in Kerry by changing her into a trout, and again when she starts a fire at Sevenwaters which seriously injures Maeve and some of the druids and kills one elderly druid. All of this was done while she was under Oonagh's influence.]]
** After the discover that Oonagh had been duping her, Fainne gets a clear shot of the destruction sheís caused during her journey. Really, itís laid out in the span of two or three sentences. This realization does not go over well with her.
* NotMeThisTime: Fainne says this to Liadan on Inis Eala when Liadan accuses her of cursing Coll into illness.
* ObliviousToLove: Fainne has no clue that Darragh truly loves her.
%%* {{Pride}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Protagonist}}: Of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* RebelliousSpirit
* RedHeadedHero: Fainne has red hair, and she is the main protagonist of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Darragh's blue.
* SecretKeeper: Fainne becomes this at the end of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* ShapeShifter
%%* StartingANewLife
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a strong resemblance to her mother, Niamh, in personality, but physically takes after Ciaran.
%%* UnwittingPawn
* WhatTheHellHero: Fainne certainly does a lot of questionable things during ''Child of the Prophecy''.


[[folder: Crew of the ''Freya'']]

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!!Fainne
The protagonist of the third book, 'Child of the Prophecy'. Fainne is the daughter of Ciaran and Niamh, Liadan's sister, and is also a sorceress and raised in a druidic lifstyle. When her father sends her to Sevenwaters to meet her mother's family, Fainne is tasked by the Lady Oonagh to do anything to make sure the prophecy does not come true.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AdultFear
%%* TheAtoner
* BabiesEverAfter: In the ''Child of the Prophecy'' epilogue, it is said that Fainne and [[spoiler: Darragh]] have two children together, Danny and Niamh.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassAdorable
* BeneathSuspicion: After the fire in Sevenwaters it does not occur to Sean that Fainne may have started it, though he knows that she is a sorceress.
%%* BerserkButton
%%* BigDamnHeroes
%%* BigSisterInstinct
* BlueBlood: She is descended through Niamh from Sorcha, and is technically a member of the Sevenwaters family. She's also descended from a branch of the Fair Folk.
* BreakTheCutie: In an act of desperation, Oonagh tries to completely break Fainneís will by [[spoiler: killing Darragh.]] This backfires in the most epic way possible.
%%* BreakTheHaughty
%%* BrokenAce
%%* BrokenBird
%%* CharacterDevelopment
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Darragh.
* TheChosenOne: She is the one destined to help save the Islands and stand watch on the Needle.
%%* ChronicHeroSyndrome
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
%%* CoolBigSis
%%* DaddysGirl
%%* DarkestHour
%%* DespairEventHorizon
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* DidntThinkThisThrough
* ElementalPowers: Fainne can summon fire at will.
* FieryRedhead: Fainne has red hair, and she certainly is fiery in temper at times.
%%* FishOutOfWater
%%* FriendlessBackground
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoodIsNotSoft
* HappilyMarried: To Darragh after ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend
* TheHero: In ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* HeroicResolve
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* HeroWithBadPublicity
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HumbleHero
%%* KickTheMoralityPet
* LastRequest: Fainne's last request to Ciaran before she leaves to stand watch at the Needle is for him to return to Sevenwaters and rejoin the druids and become Sibeal's tutor.
%%* MagicalGirl
* MissingMom: Fainne's mother died when Fainne was a baby.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: This happens to Fainne when she accidentally [[spoiler: causes the death of a girl she was jealous of in Kerry by changing her into a trout, and again when she starts a fire at Sevenwaters which seriously injures Maeve and some of the druids and kills one elderly druid. All of this was done while she was under Oonagh's influence.]]
** After the discover that Oonagh had been duping her, Fainne gets a clear shot of the destruction sheís caused during her journey. Really, itís laid out in the span of two or three sentences. This realization does not go over well with her.
* NotMeThisTime: Fainne says this to Liadan on Inis Eala when Liadan accuses her of cursing Coll into illness.
* ObliviousToLove: Fainne has no clue that Darragh truly loves her.
%%* {{Pride}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Protagonist}}: Of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* RebelliousSpirit
* RedHeadedHero: Fainne has red hair, and she is the main protagonist of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Darragh's blue.
* SecretKeeper: Fainne becomes this at the end of ''Child of the Prophecy''.
%%* ShapeShifter
%%* StartingANewLife
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears a strong resemblance to her mother, Niamh, in personality, but physically takes after Ciaran.
%%* UnwittingPawn
* WhatTheHellHero: Fainne certainly does a lot of questionable things during ''Child of the Prophecy''.


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[[folder: Crew of the ''Freya'']]''Freyja'']]







!!Conor
The fourth son of Lord Colum and twin to Cormack. He is destined to become a druid in Daughter of the Forest when he is turned into a swan. Because of his druidic skills, during the curse Conor can [[spoiler: keep both human and animal consciousness within him.]] In Son of the Shadows, Conor is Archdruid and sees the family on ritual days. In later books he becomes a sort of advisor to the current Lord of Sevenwaters.
* TheArchmage: In later books.
%%* BalefulPolymorph
* BigBrotherInstinct: He always seems to know when his siblings need him, especially Finbar and Sorcha.
* {{Druid}}: Becomes one at the end of ''Daughter of the Forest'', though he was already well on his way to it.
* ElementalPowers: In ''Son of the Shadows'' is seen to conjure fire out of thin air, during the ritual of Imbolc.
* TheEmpath: Conor can feel the emotions of others, especially Sorcha and Finbar.
* HighPriest: In later books.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Conor is frequently consulted and is considered the most knowledgeable of the Sevenwaters folk, and he lives in isolation from other people.
%%* InvoluntaryShapeshifting
* ItsAllMyFault: Conor holds himself to blame for Niamh and Ciaran's affair, Ciaran leaving the nemetons and the old evil returning, as it was he who brought Ciaran to Sevenwaters.
* LikeASonToMe: Ciaran is this to Conor.
* TheMedic: To a lesser extent than Sorcha, in ''Daughter of the Forest''. Conor is the one who treats Sorcha's starwort-injured hands both when she is a child and also when she is sewing the six shirts to save them from the curse.
%%* NervesOfSteel
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died in childbirth; his father became a cold shell who let the servants raise them.
%%* SecretTestOfCharacter
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic
* TheStoryteller: As a {{Druid}}, this is one of Conor's main roles. In ''Son of the Shadows'' he tells a number of tales which prove to be important in regards to the plot of the novel and usually have hidden and cryptic meanings.
* Telepathy: Conor can communicate mentally with both Finbar and Sorcha, and later with [[spoiler: Sorcha's daughter Liadan.]]
* TrueCompanions: With Sorcha and his brothers.
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
%%* YouCantFightFate

!!Ciaran
Son of Lady Oonagh and Lord Colum. Originally a sorcerer, he reverts back to the druid ways after Child of the Prophecy.
* AbusiveParent: Oonagh's treatment of Ciaran as a child is horrific.
* BabiesEverAfter: Ciaran and Niamh have one daughter, Fainne.
%%* BeserkButton
%%* {{Druid}}
* EvilSorcerer: Subverted, in that Ciaran is a sorcerer but not an evil one.
* HeroicSacrifice: In Flame of Sevenwaters Ciaran gives up his place in the human world to become Prince of the Otherworld, so that Cathal won't have to sacrifice his own place and life with Clodagh (who he loves dearly) and his two children. Ciaran's reason for it is particularly heartwarming-- he wants Cathal and Clodagh to have the years of love and marriage which he and Niamh never got to have.
* IncestIsRelative: Ciaran is Niamh's uncle, for all he is only three years older than her. It's the reason the Sevenwaters men prevent Niamh and Ciaran from wedding. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. Once Niamh and Ciaran are reunited after Niamh's escape from Sidhe Dubh, they decide to throw caution to the wind and continue their relationship, because they ''are'' deeply in love and it doesn't matter to them whether their relationship is against the laws of nature or what other people think about it.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Ciaran blames himself for [[spoiler: Niamh's death]] because he believed his love was not enough for her to want to live.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Ciaran falls in love with Niamh when he sees her dancing in the firelight at Imbolc, during his very first outing from the nemetons to Sevenwaters.
%%* MagicalSeventhSon
* ParentExMachina: In Child of the Prophecy.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Ciaran is furious at Conor for hiding the truth of his parentage from him.
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic

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!!Conor
The fourth son of Lord Colum and twin to Cormack. He is destined to become a druid in Daughter of the Forest when he is turned into a swan. Because of his druidic skills, during the curse Conor can [[spoiler: keep both human and animal consciousness within him.]] In Son of the Shadows, Conor is Archdruid and sees the family on ritual days. In later books he becomes a sort of advisor to the current Lord of Sevenwaters.
* TheArchmage: In later books.
%%* BalefulPolymorph
* BigBrotherInstinct: He always seems to know when his siblings need him, especially Finbar and Sorcha.
* {{Druid}}: Becomes one at the end of ''Daughter of the Forest'', though he was already well on his way to it.
* ElementalPowers: In ''Son of the Shadows'' is seen to conjure fire out of thin air, during the ritual of Imbolc.
* TheEmpath: Conor can feel the emotions of others, especially Sorcha and Finbar.
* HighPriest: In later books.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Conor is frequently consulted and is considered the most knowledgeable of the Sevenwaters folk, and he lives in isolation from other people.
%%* InvoluntaryShapeshifting
* ItsAllMyFault: Conor holds himself to blame for Niamh and Ciaran's affair, Ciaran leaving the nemetons and the old evil returning, as it was he who brought Ciaran to Sevenwaters.
* LikeASonToMe: Ciaran is this to Conor.
* TheMedic: To a lesser extent than Sorcha, in ''Daughter of the Forest''. Conor is the one who treats Sorcha's starwort-injured hands both when she is a child and also when she is sewing the six shirts to save them from the curse.
%%* NervesOfSteel
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died in childbirth; his father became a cold shell who let the servants raise them.
%%* SecretTestOfCharacter
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic
* TheStoryteller: As a {{Druid}}, this is one of Conor's main roles. In ''Son of the Shadows'' he tells a number of tales which prove to be important in regards to the plot of the novel and usually have hidden and cryptic meanings.
* Telepathy: Conor can communicate mentally with both Finbar and Sorcha, and later with [[spoiler: Sorcha's daughter Liadan.]]
* TrueCompanions: With Sorcha and his brothers.
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
%%* YouCantFightFate

!!Ciaran
Son of Lady Oonagh and Lord Colum. Originally a sorcerer, he reverts back to the druid ways after Child of the Prophecy.
* AbusiveParent: Oonagh's treatment of Ciaran as a child is horrific.
* BabiesEverAfter: Ciaran and Niamh have one daughter, Fainne.
%%* BeserkButton
%%* {{Druid}}
* EvilSorcerer: Subverted, in that Ciaran is a sorcerer but not an evil one.
* HeroicSacrifice: In Flame of Sevenwaters Ciaran gives up his place in the human world to become Prince of the Otherworld, so that Cathal won't have to sacrifice his own place and life with Clodagh (who he loves dearly) and his two children. Ciaran's reason for it is particularly heartwarming-- he wants Cathal and Clodagh to have the years of love and marriage which he and Niamh never got to have.
* IncestIsRelative: Ciaran is Niamh's uncle, for all he is only three years older than her. It's the reason the Sevenwaters men prevent Niamh and Ciaran from wedding. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. Once Niamh and Ciaran are reunited after Niamh's escape from Sidhe Dubh, they decide to throw caution to the wind and continue their relationship, because they ''are'' deeply in love and it doesn't matter to them whether their relationship is against the laws of nature or what other people think about it.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Ciaran blames himself for [[spoiler: Niamh's death]] because he believed his love was not enough for her to want to live.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Ciaran falls in love with Niamh when he sees her dancing in the firelight at Imbolc, during his very first outing from the nemetons to Sevenwaters.
%%* MagicalSeventhSon
* ParentExMachina: In Child of the Prophecy.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Ciaran is furious at Conor for hiding the truth of his parentage from him.
%%* StartingANewLife
%%* TheStoic






[[folder: Northwoods]]
!!Richard of Northwoods
Antagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is the Lord of the estate which feuds against Sevenwaters. He hates the people of Erin. He has quite a sadistic and cruel personality, and likes to gloat and show off.
* BurnTheWitch: Richard's favorite pastime.
* ComfortingTheWidow: Plans to do this in regards to Margery after her husband's death.
%%* EvilUncle
%%* RelativeError
%%* TheSociopath
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cormack says this after Richard is captured and brought back to Harrowfield.

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[[folder: Northwoods]]
!!Richard of Northwoods
Antagonist of Daughter of the Forest. He is the Lord of the estate which feuds against Sevenwaters. He hates the people of Erin. He has quite a sadistic and cruel personality, and likes to gloat and show off.
* BurnTheWitch: Richard's favorite pastime.
* ComfortingTheWidow: Plans to do this in regards to Margery after her husband's death.
%%* EvilUncle
%%* RelativeError
%%* TheSociopath
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cormack says this after Richard is captured and brought back to Harrowfield.

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%%* BrutalHonesty

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%%* BrutalHonesty* BrutalHonesty: She is not afraid to speak her mind when she feels the need to.



%%* DaddysGirl

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%%* DaddysGirl* DaddysGirl: She has a very close relationship with her father.



%%* DudeMagnet

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%%* DudeMagnet* DudeMagnet: Men seem to be drawn to Liadan. Bran is attracted to her from the moment he first meets her. The same goes for Dog, and the entire band (though not in a romantic way). Eamonn of the Marshes makes it clear to Liadan that he loves her and will have no other for his wife, even after Liadan has told him multiple times that she's found another man and that he should move on with his life already.



%%* OppositesAttract

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%%* OppositesAttract* OppositesAttract: Liadan, the girl who loves healing and is most comfortable with her mundane life at Sevenwaters, falls in love with Bran, an outlaw with a very dark past.



* ProperlyParanoid: In ''Child of the Prophecy'' she is wary of Fainne almost from the moment she first meets her, because of a vision Liadan had involving her and her sorceress powers, even when Sean refuses to cast suspicion on her. She accurately deduces that Fainne caused the fire at Samhain which scarred Maeve and tries to convince Sean of this, though he refuses to listen to her, and afterward is very wary of her. Later on Inis Eala, when Coll falls ill Liadan instantly blames Fainne, as it's clear that Coll's malady is supernatural and that Fainne is the only sorceress on the island and quite capable of performing such a feat of magic. Liadan is also afraid that Fainne is working as a spy for Oonagh and is a tool for her revenge, and much of her suspicions regarding Fainne centre around this. Fainne herself admits privately that Liadan's fears about her are well-founded, as she is secretly working for Oonagh (though unwillingly), she was directly responsible for the fire in Sevenwaters, and indirectly did cause Coll's illness as it was because of Fainne's closeness to Coll that Oonagh decided to harm him in order to motivate Fainne into working on Oonagh's revenge plan.



%%* SilkHidingSteel
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan

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%%* SilkHidingSteel
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* SilkHidingSteel: She may be small and fragile-looking like her mother, but boy, does she have steel. Unlike Sorcha, her strength is more obvious to others in her forthright nature, her bluntness and her determination, and her refusal to play by the rules and be used as a tool in anyone's (most notably the Fair Folk's) grand plan.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: As Liadan tells Red, she'd rather wed an ugly, penniless old man who is inherently good than marry a rich, handsome {{Jerkass}} who cared nothing for anyone or anything.



%%* StrongFamilyResemblance

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%%* StrongFamilyResemblance* StrongFamilyResemblance: She is the perfect picture of her mother, Sorcha, from her small height and wild dark hair to her pale face and fey-green eyes.



%%* FieryRedhead

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%%* FieryRedhead* FieryRedhead: Like Clodagh, she has red hair and can be very strong-minded, though she is more temperamental than her twin.



%%* DontYouDarePityMe



%%* HotBlooded



%%* ActionGuy



* HopeBringer: In Child of the Prophecy.

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* HopeBringer: In Child ''Child of the Prophecy.
Prophecy'', as the supposed hero foretold in the prophecy.
* NiceGuy: Is very fair and good-hearted, though can become merciless when someone threatens those he loves.
* YaoiGuys: Him and Gareth.



%%* IAmNotMyFather

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%%* IAmNotMyFather* IAmNotMyFather: Says thus quite a few times, in his attempts to prove that he is not like his father.

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