Book Review: Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley Domnall and the Borrowed Child eBook: Wrigley, Sylvia Spruck:  Kindle Store

Title: Domnall and the Borrowed Child

Author: Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

Genre: Fantasy Novella

Number of Pages: 104

Rating: B

Recommended?: Yes

This book was cute, I really liked it. It was a very quick read that can easily be read in one sitting, and it had a simple but compelling storyline about a old faerie trying to save a faerie child who’s dying of fever. This book used a lot of folklore about fairies and changeling and focused on a character who’s trying to swap out a sick faerie child for a human baby.

Human breastmilk is the only thing that will help the little faerie girl get well so Domnall (kind of the fae version of a classic grumpy old man) tries to sneak her into a human basinet without anyone noticing. Lots of complications ensue and Domnall risks everything to achieve his goal.

I really liked the world this author created and I’d like to see more stories set in it. She used a lot of old stories for her world-building but she also made it her own. My only complaint is that this book ended a little bit too abruptly. I wished there could have been a more concrete ending.

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