Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, 6 p.m. (note time)
Local author Bishop O’Connell presents his fantasy novel The Stolen, following a mother whose image of the world as a modern and logical place crumbles when her daughter is kidnapped by fairies.
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?
About the author: Bishop O'Connell is a consultant, writer, poet, blogger, and member of the New Hampshire Writer's Project. 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, he experienced autumn in New England. Soon after, he settled in Manchester, NH, where he collects swords and kilts. But he only dons one of those two in public. His urban fantasy book, The Stolen is available now from Harper Voyager Impulse. Its sequel, The Forgotten will be available in 2015. He can also be found online at aquietpint.com where he muses philosophical on the various aspects of writing and the road to getting published.
Tonight, for the first time in over a century, a mortal child will be kidnapped by faeries.