So here the situation is still quite unsure since my mother will only have ( or at least hope so) some answer tomorrow after her scanner, meaning i'm still completly in the expectative. When i will manage to read ( and write my review on what i read), when i will manage to craft again ( my hands are both improving and worsening -_-) all i know is that i will do my best with as a priority the christmas parcels and letters then the reading and of course both of these after my family health.... so far the motivation is still here and that's a lot.
So i couldn't read but i managed to write the review on a novella i finished before all these happened...( and i will perhaps try novella first since i have less time it could be a great idea) anyway you know how i've come to love the October Daye series and the authors is kind enough to add several short stories to help us learn more about secondary characters.... my favourite being Tybalt i couldn't miss the first novella about his past published in the anthology " A fantasy Medley2" but don't worry there are a lot of free ones on the author website ( like the second novella about Tybalt!! but better to be read after book5).
Since it's a novella my opinion will be short because i don't want to reveal too much but i enjoyed reading it even if i hoped for a little more ( perhaps novella 2 will correct that;) )
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Genre: urban fantasySource: bought
As a fan of Tybalt , I was expecting a lot from this short story… I wanted to know how he became who he is, why he is so different etc….. perhaps I was expecting too much. Oh I liked this story no problem on that side and it’s true I would never expected him to become king like that but at the same time it wasn’t enough ^^ perhaps too short for my taste even if there isn’t a cliffhanger and the story is complete. It’s a really emotional read and while the humour is there it’s not as present as in the series and we learn a lot more about the cait sidhe customs which aren’t as kind as we could hope ( hey they are a kind of fey so it’s quite understandable)
Perhaps I was simply disappointed he didn’t try harder with the actors….he did try yes but since he was already breaking the rules couldn’t do it a little more just to be sure they knew and understood? However he is still young here and perhaps he simply couldn’t^^ after seeing all proud and powerful and compassionate in the series it was strange to see him as a kitten only but at the same time all these events did built him as the Tybalt we all love.
I’m really glad I waited to read this because it’s true you enjoy it more when you already know the characters from the main series…. Now I’ve learned there is another short story about Tybalt and I can’t wait to have the time to read it but I must advance in the main series first since it’s recommended^^. I won’t forget to let you know about it. If you love the October Daye series those shorts stories are really excellent bonus but, thankfully , you don’t have to read them to enjoy the main series it’s just some extra if you can’t wait until the next instalment^^.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review