Synopsis: 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!
Review: As 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 him/her 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 path.
It was quite an interesting story, which is read with pleasure and quite quickly. I loved the myths developed by the author about the faes and it is true that I would even have been happy to learn more. We’re quickly 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.