Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spotlight Novelette - The Sidhe Princess

The Sidhe Princess 
 by Loucinda McGary
 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
 Contemporary Fantasy

In the rural Northern Ireland of the 1960s, sixteen-year-old Moira Mullins is newly released from her second stay in a mental institution. Her problem is that she can’t seem to escape the notice of the other-worldly inhabitants of the wild lands bordering her family’s farm. Creatures nobody else can see or hear.

When one of these beings, a fairy princess called the Maid of Ulster, offers to foretell the future, Moira jumps at the chance. But the Maid has ulterior motives that could have tragic results for Moira, who learns the future is sometimes better unknown.


"I was hooked by the Sidhe Princess from the first page. The heroine, Moira, was engaging and multi-layered. The villain was suitably wicked. And the author's artistry with description made the setting so vivid, it was almost another character in the story. I hope there are more books in the series because I can't wait for more."

"First and foremost, I have to say the ending of this short novella rocked. I love books that leave you hanging, though preferably if I know the author is going to come out with a sequel."

"The Sidhe Princess is a beautiful story, a cautionary fairytale, in which the author's lyrical voice shines."

"Reading The Sidhe Princess, I felt as if I were right there in Ireland, seeing through the main character's eyes, feeling the cold, misty air on her skin. This story takes the reader into the realm of faerie tales with dark and sinister things facing off against the pure and good heroine. Definitely it's a re-readable, many times over."

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