The Faery Sickness

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The Faery Sickness

Vala Kalei was the last child born alive in the village. For 19 long years all the children have been stillborn. When her parents died 10 years earlier in the plague, no one wanted to take in Vala claiming she was a fae baby switched at birth. Now she is living with a couple in exchange for being their servant. But with their latest child being stillborn, Vala is told that she must leave. Determined to do what is best for all, she sets off to find the fae and return the children to her village. Will she find what she expects or will the journey be more than even she can imagine.
The Faery Sickness is a heart-stopping story about a girl that is out of place in her village. It keeps you hoping from start to finish that everything will work out in the end. I was enthralled, and kept hoping and wondering just what was going to happen as I read it. It is well written and the characters are well rounded and heart felt. I am hoping that there will be more stories set in this world in the future.

Book Blurb for The Faery Sickness

The Faery Sickness came about when I read an article about a small village that still believed in the fae. They didn't have modern medical exposure or help and so, when babies died, they were said to have been "taken by the faeries". When medicine did arrive in their village, and the babies stopped dying, they were asked what they thought. Their response was that the faeries weren't taking so many babies now. They didn't really associate the fact that medicine had played a big role, just that the fae were appeased somehow. So, I started thinking, what if the fae really were taking the babies, and what if someone tried to defy them and find out exactly why. And Vala was the perfect person to do that.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2009 4.00