Sunday, 1 October 2017

Review: With Honest Trifles - Seanan McGuire

Tybalt never means to borrow trouble, but sometimes a man simply can't help himself...

Patreon-only story.

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:
With Honest Trifles is a short story from Tybalt'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 picks up the story pretty much immediately after the end of Instruments of Darkness and I'd definitely recommend reading those two stories in order even if you jump around with the other ones. After a certain revelation Tybalt had about Cailin he knows they desperately need help to train her to use her magic or they risk the other half of her family trying to make a claim on her. Tybalt will go to war to prevent that from happening but it would be a war he'd stand no chance at winning so he'd much rather find an alternative option.

We get to see Tybalt travel outside of Londinium and cross the channel into France as he searches for an  old friend who may be willing to help him. I don't want to say too much about who he meets so let's just say a few familiar names crop up and I'm very interested to see how this ties back into the main series in later books! I have a feeling things are about to get very interesting indeed.

Source: Purchased

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