I received my copy of Bishop O’Connell’s new novel, The Stolen, in the mail a few days ago and I have been trying to find a moment to start reading it ever since. This afternoon, I made the mistake of peeking at it while I was in the middle of making zucchini relish. The pot was on the stove bubbling away. Tired of staring out the window, waiting for the relish to thicken, I opened the novel. One chapter later, I was hooked and scrambling to rescue my relish from becoming the consistency of tar. The writing is good, the characters compelling. Suspense builds quickly. I look forward to seeing where this story goes.
About the Book
Tonight, for the first time in over a century, a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeries. When her daughter Fiona is snatched from her bed, Caitlin’s entire world crumbles. Once certain that faeries were only a fantasy, Caitlin must now accept that these supernatural creatures do exist—and that they have traded in their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars. Hopelessly outmatched, she accepts help from a trio of unlikely heroes: Eddy, a psychiatrist and novice wizard; Brendan, an outcast Fian warrior; and Dante, a Magister of the fae’s Rogue Court. Moving from the busy streets of Boston’s suburbs to the shadowy land of Tír na nÓg, Caitlin and her allies will risk everything to save Fiona. But can this disparate quartet conquer their own inner demons and outwit the dark faeries before it’s too late?
The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale