Sunday, 24 September 2017

Review: Forbid the Sea - Seanan McGuire

For ten years, the young King of Cats known throughout the Kingdom of Londinium as Tybalt—once known to family and friends as "Rand," a gentle Prince who had never aspired to the throne—had ruled his Kingdom alone, refusing to let any other of his kind enter the city while it is in his care. But even a King can get lonely...

When Tybalt meets a Selkie stranger named Dylan, it seems almost inevitable that they should become entangled with each other—the lonely King and the man without friends or family in London were virtually designed to be together. But sadly, designs can only hold for as long as they are left alone, and when the Undersea inevitably arrives looking for their missing son, Tybalt will have to choose. His Kingdom, or Dylan?

Either way, he loses.

October Daye Series:
In Little Stars (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
Rosemary and Rue
A Local Habitation
An Artificial Night
Late Eclipses
Through This House (Short story in the Home Improvement: Undead Edition anthology)
One Salt Sea
In Sea-Salt Tears (Free short story available on Seanan's website)
Ashes of Honor
Rat-Catcher (Free short story available on the Lightspeed Magazine website)
No Sooner Met (Free short story available on Seanan's website)
Chimes at Midnight
Never Shines the Sun (Short story included in the print version of Chimes at Midnight)
Forbid the Sea (Free short story available on Seanan's website)
Stage of Fools (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
The Voice of Lions (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
The Act of Hares (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
Instruments of Darkness (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
With Honest Trifles (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
The Winter Long
Heaps of Pearl (Free short story available on Seanan's website)
Shore to Shore (Short story available to purchase through Patreon)
The Fixed Stars (Free short story available on the Baen website)
A Red-Rose Chain
Full of Briars (Short story)
Once Broken Faith
Dreams and Slumbers (Short story included in the print version of Once Broken Faith)
The Brightest Fell
Night and Silence (2018)
When Sorrows Come (2019)

Visit Seanan McGuire's website for more information

Review:
Forbid the Sea is set about ten years after events in Rat-Catcher and can be downloaded for free from Seanan McGuire's website. Tybalt saved the rest of the Cait Sidhe by becoming King and sending them away to safety but he remained in Londinium alone to make sure nobody returned too early. Although the fae have begun to return he remains the only Cait Sidhe and he has kept himself away from the rest of the courts, he entertains himself by haunting the local theatres in his cat form and I don't think he even realised how alone he'd been until he meets selkie Dylan.

Dylan is alone in the city and away from his family for the first time so it seems natural for the two to spend time together. What follows is the start of a beautiful friendship and the beginnings of a budding romance but we've seen what happens when fae fall in love with selkies before and it doesn't usually end well.

I love Tybalt so I will devour any story from his point of view but I have to admit I wasn't sure if I wanted to see a romance between him and anyone other than Toby. Let's face it though this story is several hundred years before she was born and I think the guy's allowed to have a past! I actually found the relationship between Tybalt and Dylan was really sweet and even though I knew it couldn't end in a happily ever after I was hoping they'd get longer than they actually did.

Source: Downloaded for free from Seanan McGuire's website

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