Series: October Date #8.1
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: January 5th, 2016
While Heaps of Pearl is set in a distant past, I would strongly recommend waiting to read it until after you’ve finished The Winter Long (book eight). What happens within this short helps to explain those events, and thus it’s fairly riddled with spoilers!
Baron Patrick Twycross is a different sort of fae, at least in the eyes of many. He’s unlanded and content with that fact. All he wants is to be left alone to his projects, which for the most part, is what he gets.
That is unless King Gilad is hosting a ball – one that is quite mandatory. Then Patrick must step out of his comfort zone and into something new. This time around, he’s about to get more than he could have hoped for – or feared.
“What’s more, I have less than no interest in the meeting of mermaids. I prefer ships which stay above the waves to scaly women who waste their time beneath them.”
Heaps of Pearl is an entertaining and charming tale – one that fans will enjoy, especially if they love the curious relationship of Dianda and Patrick. Their love is a quirky one, but that just makes it all the more endearing in my book.
In case it wasn’t obvious by this point, this is the story of how these two met. It makes sense that there would be a story to go along with this one, as it isn’t likely that they would simply stumble across one another otherwise. Part of the fairytale charm, I’m sure.