The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

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Stars: *****

This is an awesome novel about Changelings.

To quote the inside cover:
“Inspired by the W. B. Yeats poem that tempts a child from home to the waters and the wild, The Stolen Child is a modern fairy tale narrated by the child Henry Day and his double.”

It’s a longer novel at 319 pages but you can’t say the author wrote too much. Every word, every sentence and every paragraph adds to the story. At no point was a bored, not even at the beginning. This is Keith’s first novel, I can’t wait to see if he writes more!

The novel switches back and forth between Henry Day’s life after he’s taken by the Changelings and his double who was once a changeling and has now taken the place of Henry Day and is living his life. What’s interesting is that the parents never know the difference. The change is made while the child is away from the parents. They may notice a few changes in their child but assume it is from when the child was away from them.

If you like fairy tales then you should read this novel. It was very interesting and kept me entertained throughout. It also made me want to read up more on changelings.

Visit the official website of The Stolen Child.

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