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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

Autor(a) de Domnall and the Borrowed Child

20+ Works 92 Membros 6 Críticas

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Associated Works

Crime and Mystery Short Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book One (2013) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 37 • June 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Mosaics, Volume 1: A Collection of Independent Women (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: September 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: November 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: September 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar Novellas Bundle 3 (2016) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Domnall and the Borrowed Child was a nice short story.

This story seemed like it was based on a much larger work. I felt like there was a back story to these characters that I did not know about, although this did not affect the quality of the book. It was a short, cute story that seemed like it was a fairy tale. I felt like I could have read this story to a child and they would have benefited from it much more than I did.

The story progressed well and I did not feel like it ended to soon or that it could have been pressed on further. I could see this novella turning into a full blown series with this just as a side story.

Not a lot happens plot wise, but it was a cute enough story that a child would enjoy. It wasn't to scary and wasn't to confusing for a child to not understand.

I enjoyed this book, but I wasn't so obsessed that I want to read all of Sylvia Spruck Wrigley's work.

Keep up the great writing Sylvia! I enjoyed it! I would love to see this universe expanded on.

Three out of five stars.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Briars_Reviews | 1 outra crítica | Aug 4, 2023 |
Without a Trace 1970-2016 by Sylvia Wrigley was a compilation and summary of numerous aircraft/flights that have disappeared from 1970-2016. The information was cursory and I felt that I knew more about Malaysia Flight 370 than was contained in the book. However, there were many other "missing" flights that I was unaware of. It was a good overview. If you are looking for something substantial about a specific flight, this would not be the book. However, in the back of the book were the stories of at least 30 people who claimed to be DB Cooper, the man who jumped from a plane between Portland and Seattle in 1971 and was never found. None of the marked $200,000 has ever been located, either. 202 pages… (mais)
Tess_W | Aug 10, 2020 |
I received this from the publisher via NetGalley; it will be released on November 10th, 2015.

This 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 of sheep-milking.

It was fascinating to read of changelings from the fairy perspective. From the human viewpoint, they are such evil beings. Here, the depiction is more 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.
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ladycato | 1 outra crítica | Oct 31, 2015 |
Unlike other reviewers, I knew this was a short story when I purchased it in the Amazon Kindle Store. I thought it was great! It's a fast and enjoyable read - I loved the way she took on the challenge of proving a rather chauvinistic flight instructor wrong.
The author's personality shines through and you want to meet her. Well written.
1 vote
LeeHallison | 2 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2012 |



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