The Fathomless Caves by Kate Forsyth

The Fathomless Caves

The Witches of Eileanan #6

Kate Forsyth

389 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced


In Eileanan, victory has finally been won, and those of faery kind--from the mighty dragons to the mysterious nyx--have sworn their friendship and aid. Only the sea-dwelling Fairgean have refused to sign the Pact of Peace. Driven by ancient hatred...

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Community Reviews Summary of 178 reviews


adventurous 100%
dark 42%
emotional 42%
mysterious 28%
sad 28%
challenging 14%
funny 14%
hopeful 14%
reflective 14%
tense 14%


medium 71%
slow 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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