Domnall and the Borrowed Child Kindle Î the Borrowed

Domnall and the Borrowed Child Kindle Î the Borrowed

Domnall and the Borrowed Child ❴Download❵ ➶ Domnall and the Borrowed Child Author Sylvia Spruck Wrigley – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The best and bravest faeries fell in the war against the Sluagh and now the Council is packed with idiots and cowards Domnall is old aching and as cranky as they come but as much as he'd like to retir The best and bravest the Borrowed PDF/EPUB å faeries fell in the war against the Sluagh and now the Council is packed with idiots and cowards Domnall is old aching and as cranky as they come but as much as he'd like to retire he's the best scout the Sithein court has leftWhen a fae child falls deathly ill Domnall knows he's the only one who can get her the medicine she needs Mother's milk The old scout will face cunning humans hungry wolves and uncooperative sheep to say nothing of his fellow fae.


10 thoughts on “Domnall and the Borrowed Child

  1. Robyn Robyn says:

    Not a lot happens in this and that's ok A uiet sweet little tale of the faerie


  2. Melliane Melliane says:

    355Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewAs soon as it is about faes I’m always there so when I saw this novella I was immediately intrigued How not to be?Regardless the story is not really long it must be said but it remains complete and allows us to discover a particular universe of the author We then meet with Domnall a former scout but also a character unlike any others one who knows how to do his job His new mission? To heal a young fae who needs a mother’s milk Something that seems perfectly innocuous is actually very difficult when you have to exchange the child with a human baby and to recover himher without being noticed and without endangering the life of the child Yet Domnall knows he can do it but he did not count on all the pitfalls that will be strewn in his pathIt was uite an interesting story which is read with pleasure and uite uickly I loved the myths developed by the author about the faes and it is true that I would even have been happy to learn We’re uickly carried away by the story seeing how the coming events will take place and how our hero will face them A good short lovely story


  3. Beth Cato Beth Cato says:

    I received this from the publisher via NetGalley; it will be released on November 10th 2015This novella isn't about action of high drama; no it's a cozy fairy tale from the fairy's perspective and it's a joy Domnall is a cranky old cuss the kind who pisses on the flowers that will soon have their dew harvested But when a fairy child falls gravely ill he knows what must be done the wee one must feed on a human mother's milk which means the human baby must be nabbed Domnall fumbles along doing the best he can to tend to both babies His efforts to feed the human baby lead to a humorous episode sheep milkingIt was fascinating to read of changelings from the fairy perspective From the human viewpoint they are such evil beings Here the depiction is nuanced and tragic of course the humans will be horrified if they find their baby has been replaced but the fairies are trying to save one of few children they have left This is a fairy tale with a lot of depth with a welcome new viewpoint on old tropes


  4. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    A fun little Scottish faerie story that needed to be a lot longer and have something interesting to sayDomnall is an old faerie scout that gets a mission to save a faerie child's life by getting it the milk of a human mother This is done by replacing the human child with the sick faerie for a while but nothing goes as plannedDomnall is a great cantankerous old faerie and his young protege Micol is fun too but this reads like the first part of a much larger story which is what I think I'd prefer to be reading Both Domnall and Micol deserve from their community and each other and the story overall


  5. Deborah Walker Deborah Walker says:

    He may be feeling his age He may be worried about his kin He may be feeling a bit under appreciated But Domnall's not a fae to take a problems lying down Leastways not unless he's managed to acuire some of that big people whisky When a child becomes dangerously ill Domnall knows that he's got to find the mortal mother's milk to save her When the changeling solution goes pear shaped Domnall sets out again into a dangerous world to save the child He'll brave wolves and brownies to seek out a mortal saviour He'll even risk making a fool of himself by dancing with a much younger fae Domnall is an irrepressible incorrigible and utterly likeable character and Wrigley builds a world of the fae like nothing I've ever read before Funny and fascinating and highly recommended


  6. Rachel (Kalanadi) Rachel (Kalanadi) says:

    I received an egalley of this novella from the publisher for review Thank you to Torcom Publishing This review is my honest opinion I'm going to borrow this synopsis of Domnall and the Borrowed Child from Goodreads because I don't think I could be succinct and to the point than this already is The best and bravest faeries fell in the war against the Sluagh and now the Council is packed with idiots and cowards Domnall is old aching and as cranky as they come but as much as he'd like to retire he's the best scout the Sithein court has left When a fae child falls deathly ill Domnall knows he's the only one who can get her the medicine she needs Mother's milk The old scout will face cunning humans hungry wolves and uncooperative sheep to say nothing of his fellow fae I haven't read a faefairy story in a very long time so it was nice to come to this story without anything else fresh in my mind to compare it to I didn't have any expectations which is ultimately good as my opinion ended up neutralWhat made this story standout immediately to me was its setting and a time period where the faeries are on their way out Industrialization and the hazily referred to war against the Sluagh have changed their ways and left them weak Domnall is the last of the generation of fae that all the other stories are about so this is unusual and a great hook but also a little off putting by the time I was done because it was neither as dark as I expected nor developed as I might have liked to get the point acrossThe plot centers around Domnall desperately trying to get a fae child the human mother's milk she needs to overcome an illness All of his efforts seem to make the situation even worse and none of the other faeries are any help So he's cranky and tired but failed to be charming or very sympathetic and so are all other faeries like Maeve who have zero character development to make them decent foils for his personality or to shed light on the current state of the Sithein The synopsis of this novella tells you all you will know about what the characters are like Domnall cranky old tired Everyone else young dumb cowardly ungratefulAnd I'm not sure what the pay off was supposed to be with all of thisMy feelings towards Domnall and the Borrowed Child are pretty neutral It was an OK story with a premise that initially intrigued me It didn't uite pull all the pieces together by the end to feel like something had really happened but it was competent storytelling A magical tone or a darker atmosphere might have made the story better for meMore diehard fans of fairy stories will probably appreciate this than I did but if you want a great changeling story I'd recommend The Moorchild by Eloise Jarvis McGraw I was very impressed by that book when I read it as a child and it immediately leapt to mind while reading this novella


  7. Albert Albert says:

    Domnall and the Borrowed Child Sylvia Wrigley is the teaser of a book that pretends to be the entire story It is in many ways an iceberg with the story that is told being the tip above the surface while the vast volume of the tale left unseen beneath the surface Which would not be be so bad if the tip of the iceberg was interesting enough to keep you wanting to dive beneath the surface to find out the restThe best and bravest of the faeries fell in a war against the Sluagh What remains of the leadership is afraid and uncertain the training of the young left to those who survived Domnall is and old and disillusioned Fae tired and wanting to be left alone But when one of the children fall ill he is the only one able to do what must be done to save the child's lifeHe must venture into the human settlement and change the child with a human babe for the only cure is the milk of a human mother But is he too old and tired for the risk? For to replace a human baby with a Fae changeling reuires stealth and magic If anything goes wrong it could mean the death of the Fae childFirst off what really are the Sluagh? Also there are other Fae known as Red Boots that are knows as pets to the humans or some sort and they seemed interesting but they come and go so uickly we hardly get to truly know who they are Also why are the Fae at least this particular tribe of them in hiding? There also seems to be uite a bit of history between the Fae who cares for the children known as Mauve and Domnall which also goes unexplainedThat is the problem with this book It is a very short story perhaps better a novella but one which does not contain itself to one It leaves far unanswered than explained In the end you just run out of pages not story


  8. Jay Jay says:

    This is a slight faerie story based on changeling myths It's okay with decent characters but it doesn't have uite enough charm to distract you from the fact that not a lot is going on here It's disjointed and episodic without much new to say on the themes It is refreshing to see a changeling tale from the fae point of view and Domnall is amusingly crotchety which is just enough to make this worth your time Give it a go if it sounds like your cup of tea but don't expect much than a mild distraction


  9. Marianne Robin-Tani Marianne Robin-Tani says:

    Not much of a story And too much like an old man's fantasy I was surprised to see a woman wrote it


  10. The_Mad_Swede The_Mad_Swede says:

    This is a uite wonderful little fantasy novella about fae in decline after the best and the bravest faeries fell in the war against sluagh as the back cover text opens It's not a great uest adventure but a uest of a sorts nonetheless as it deals with the old scout Domnall who is given the task finding mother's milk for the sick fae child Nighean by means of exchanging her for a human baby Complications ensue and the narrative takes twists and turns as a result but always on small almost everyday scale despite certainly not being everyday events for Domnall or his friends And the result is highly pleasingI thoroughly enjoyed what Sylvia Spruck Wrigley has created here a glimpse into a tiny faerie microcosm clearly set in Scotland at an earlier time in history at a time when human developments are clearly forcing magic back and the greatness of these supernatural creatures are clearly in decline especially so in terms of their internal affairs fears and conseuent withdrawal from the world at large The glimpse is compelling I want to see ; I want meet these characters again Not necessarily in the seuence that the novella cries out for a seuel I do not know if Spruck Wrigley have or will use these characters or this particular fictional world again but because while brief the story is immersive and the character psychology utterly believableEither way I will definitely be checking out what else Spruck Wrigley has written


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