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The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale
     

The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale

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by Bishop O'Connell
 

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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

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062358776
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Series:
American Faerie Tale
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
128,320
File size:
963 KB

Meet the Author

Bishop O'Connell is a consultant, writer, blogger, lover of kilts and beer, as well as a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Born in Naples Italy, while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in San Diego, CA where he fell in love with the ocean and fish tacos. While wandering the country for work and school (absolutely not because he was in hiding from mind controlling bunnies), he experienced autumn in New England. Soon after, he settled in Manchester, NH, where he collects swords, drinks, writes, revels in his immortality as a critically acclaimed "visionary" of the urban fantasy genre, and is regularly chastised for making up things for his bio. He can also be found online at A Quiet Pint (aquietpint.com), where he muses philosophical on the life, the universe, and everything, as well as various aspects of writing and the road to getting published.

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The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by how drawn in to the characters and story I became right from the beginning. I must admit that this genre is not my normal style of reading. It truly was a page turner for me as I could not wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved how the author moved back and forth from then and now really chuckled at the mustangs. I truly hope this is just the first book of many as these characters are intruguing and complex. Any chance it would become a TV series? Many thanks to my friend who recommended it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that I have been hooked on a story when I find the characters running around in my head till I get to the end. I truly know that it has become an intricate part of my reality when I wonder what next will become of those within the story once I close the cover and move onto the next book.  Did Brendan survive and at what cost. Will Edward and Caitlin find a life with Fiona? Oh and what will become of the Fae   The characters that he has filled the book with are rich, full and very believable. You will rally behind each of them as they find their way.  I must admit that what drew me to this book was the mention of my home Boston MA. How could I resist. So glad I did not. I suggest to one and all take the chance step up and out of your world, slip into that which Bishop O'Connell has put into words.  Join with me as I wonder what is going on with those characters running around in my head. Till we meet once more.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The Stolen was an intricately woven story that unfolds magnificently before your eyes. Caitlin is attacked by fairies and is saved by Fian, a fae outcast. They quickly discover that the fairie attacked had much more sinister motive...which leads to Caitlin's daughter Fiona kidnapped. Fian jumps on board to help Caitlin. Combined, they recruiting more assistance from their friends which ends up giving them a very unique band of allies. Can they uncover the nefarious plot before its too late to save Fiona? This story had a plot riddled with unexpected twists and turns. The characters each have their own baggage that they must traverse while trying to uncover the who and why behind the kidnapping.  The author takes an unique angle to add some romantic interest and it wasn't with the characters I suspected.  The Stolen was an entertaining, darker fantasy. I found the characters faced real emotional issues even though they are mythical creatures of power. A modern day fairy tale, The Stolen was a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With hardly time for a breath, the story thunders along, full of otherworldly creatures, often monstrous and dangerous, sometimes helpful to humans, frequently not. Plenty of fighting, weaponry, spells, courage and fear, and above all love. I did figure out for myself why Fiona is stolen, and by whom. Given the ending, I wonder if there will be a sequel...what happened to Brendan, what will happen to Fiona & Caitlin & Edward? And Dante deserves his own story too. There is a useful glossary of the Celtic words & phrases at the back of the book, by the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was well written with an interesting storyline and more interesting characters. Part mystery and part fantasy, with a tiny bit of romance thrown in too. I also liked how old fairy tale stories and characters were woven in. It made the reader feel like it could happen. Very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. It draws you in immediately to the characters. The way the story is told you can see yourself in their world. Cant wait to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great concept! Bishop O'Connell is on to something special. His urban fantasy series sucks you in! I have been remiss in writing the reviews until I finished his fourth, and now am compelled to shout out the praises of this new author! You're gonna want all four, so far!!!
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Not really that engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On to the next book !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed it!
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