Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Review: Shore to Shore - Seanan McGuire

October Day story published on Patreon.

Patrick and Dianda are one of my favorite couples in the Toby universe. In the modern day, they're stable and comfortable with each other; they've had a long time to figure out their dynamics. But there was a time when everything was new, and they had to decide what they were going to be...

This is a direct sequel to "Heaps of Pearl."

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:
Shore to Shore is a short story from Patrick's point of view that can be purchased from Seanan McGuire's Patreon Page. She posts a short story there every month, some standalone but a lot linked to her October Daye series, and you can receive them for as little as $1 each (there are other perks available for higher amounts but $1 is the minimum). The great news is that signing up as a sponsor gives you access to all the previous short stories and we're up to 7 October Day stories now (5 from Tybalt's point of view plus an Aeslin Mice one for Incryptid fans) so it's well worth signing up!

This story picks up Patrick and Dianda's courtship after their initial meeting (which is covered in Heaps of Pearl, a free short story on Seanan's website in case you missed it!). It may be months since they first met but this is only their second meeting and I'd say it's their first proper date. Patrick is the sweetest guy and the opening scene between him and some pixies was wonderful, I loved that Dianda got to see that side to him when he was completely unguarded and it's easy to see why she would have fallen for his charm. I'm not going to go into details of their date but it was just as sweet as their initial meeting and I loved every minute of it.

I can't even tell you how much I've enjoyed the stories about these two and I'm really hoping that Seanan is planning on writing more about their early years as a couple!

Source: Purchased

Other Reviews:
If you have reviewed this book on your blog please leave a link to your review in the comments & I'll add the link here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails
There was an error in this gadget