Series: October Date #8.5
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: November 5th, 2014
Are there any fans of the Luidaeg here? If so, then be sure to check out The Fixed Stars. Originally published in the Shattered Shields anthology, this short is set long before the events of the main October Daye plot.
Instead, this tale focuses on Luidaeg’s past. Back when she was known by a different name. Her heart weighs heavy, and yet there is little she wouldn’t do when it comes to protecting what is hers, even if all that is left is a memory in the blood.
“What I was doing…it was unforgivable, and yet I had been given no choice in the matter by the people who claimed to love me best. They would not listen to reason. They wanted blood.”
I don’t know why – but I had never dared to hope or dream for a Luidaeg story. Now that I’ve read one, I couldn’t be happier! More than that, I’m even more desperate to sort through the rest of the October Daye shorts and find the rest of her stories (where there’s one, there will be more!).
I adore seeing Luidaeg’s history unfold, even if it is just a tiny piece at a time. Her background is such a beautiful mystery to me. Each detail revealed further meshes her with the history of fairytales, and I love it so much.