Dreams and Slumbers by Seanan McGuire (October Daye, #10.1)
By the standards of Faerie, Arden Windermere is little more than a child. Yet, despite her youth, she has already lost almost everything of importance: her parents, her brother, the life she expected to lead, the life she built for herself out of the ashes. Now Queen in the Mists, she is still struggling to find a place to stand. It seems impossible. And yet...
When circumstances present her with the chance to have her brother back again, is there any chance she can refuse? But when that restoration proves to come with a terrible price, is there any chance that just this once, she can win?
TITLE: Dreams and Slumbers
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
PUBLISHER: Daw Books
LENGTH: 112 pages
GENRE: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
DREAMS AND SLUMBERS is a novella included with most editions of ONCE BROKEN FAITH.
Queer Rep Summary: Gay/Achillean Secondary Character(s), Trans Secondary Character(s).
DREAMS AND SLUMBERS is a great addendum to ONCE BROKEN FAITH, best read immediately afterwards. It's nice to see things from a new perspective in the series, and to see how some familiar characters behave when Toby isn't around. Definitely worth reading if you can find it, but I don't think it's crucial if you can't.
CW for blood, medical content, parental death (backstory).