An October Report, of sorts.
Due to Real World complications and Other Projects, I’m taking a bit longer to read the latest October Days novel than I’d hoped. Therefore, rather than a full book review, I would like to offer a brief preview of The Unkindest Tide, by way of some fanfiction-ey cosplaying!
Meet Neringa, the friendly merrow coffee barista who works in the marketplace of the Duchy of Ships! She’s ready to keep hundreds of selkie, merrow, Cephali, and other Undersea customers — as well as the few land-side visitors — fully caffeinated during the Sea Witch’s Convocation.
What’s that? The book never actually mentions Neringa or her fabulous coffee stall? Well, Toby’s a reformed caffeine addict, so she wouldn’t have had any reason to remember the bubbly bean queen who offered her a salted caramel macchiato or a foam-frosted espresso cupcake (recipe here), but Neri was definitely there!
Originally from the Baltic Sea, Neri honors her heritage by emblazoning an image of Eglė, Queen of Sea Serpents on all of her (biodegradable) drink-ware.
Oh, and Neri is definitely on Team Dianda — the true Duchess of Saltmist! To Davy Jones with all who threaten the Lorden family!