Keith Donohue has done it again. His second novel, Angels of Destruction
, is as fascinating a story as its predecessor, The Stolen Child
. But, while his first book was based on Celtic fairy myth, Angels
pulls from several legends and myths.
Darkness falls on the Quinn household when teenage daughter Erica runs away from home, her story being one many of us parents have lived through: she's dissatisfied with her life, parents, school and believes she can only find true love and happiness by leaving with her boyfriend and getting on with her life. Ten years later, on a cold and snowy night, a little girl comes knocking on the door of Erica's widowed mother, Margaret, who believes the child to be her runaway daughter's daughter.
Donohue expertly blurs the line between the surreal and the real. Everyday trials and family relationships are woven together with ancient stories of angels, both light and dark. And, as in most good fantasy writing, the author's craft lies in making the reader wonder if it could all be true.