The Stolen Child will be the final part in the Wild Mountain Series. In The Stolen Child, we’ll find a world unrecognizable to those of us in living in the early to mid-21st century. Fran and Leo’s youngest child, Fae, has gone missing after extreme wildfires forced the family off their Idaho Mountain. Inspired by WB Yeats’ poem of the same name, and by Fae’s mother Fran’s childhood interest in Irish mythology, Fae’s story reflects the literal stolen child. Figuratively, the story examines what it means to come away to the waters and the wild.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Human suffering is wrought by many things, but in Fae’s case, a strange religious cult is taking children. Is it to protect them? Something more sinister? Find out as the second part of this duology travels to the new wilds of Ireland. Early on in the story, we’ll meet the fates of many characters we loved in Part I. Back to the Garden. But a new generation is ushered in–children from some of our favorites–like Fran, Leo, Mae, Maisie, Caine, and more–who are now growing up. Fae is the youngest of them all.
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