Short Story Saturday: No Sooner Met by Seanan McGuire

Illustration -Old locomotive at night seeing moon and smoke

Series: October Daye #6.2
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: January 7th, 2015
Received: Online

4 1/2 kitties

You can read this short HERE.

No Sooner Met is set after the events of Ashes of Honor, and trust me – you’ll want to read this one in order. Or if you’re like me, much later. My point is, don’t read it before book six! There will be spoilers. Consider yourself warned.

First dates are almost always memorable. I imagine this is doubly true when they involve the King of Cats and October Daye – a woman especially talented for getting herself drenched in blood (her own) on a regular basis.

“How the very nature of October would change each of the essential steps, transforming a time-honored tradition into something strange and new and potentially hazardous to my health.”

For all the Tybalt fans in the room – don’t skip this short story. It is so sweet and endearing, and it truly does offer a window into the relationship these two have formed. I may be biased here (Tybalt is my favorite character in the series), but both their relationship and this story are absolute delights.

I think the thing I love the most about this short (other than the shockingly cute nature of it all) is how it so perfectly captures both character’s standout personalities. This is important to highlight, as they are both so different and yet are trying so hard to make it work.

I’m so happy to finally be taking some time to read through all of Seanan McGuire’s October Daye shorts. Yes, I know there is a virtual ton of them. I’ll get there! Each story is a window into this world, and I can’t wait to find them all.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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