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In Sea-Salt Tears

In Sea Salt Tears It was and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought that her world was coming to an end Elizabeth was the daughter of two Selkies you see and she had just been passed up for a skin But then

  • Title: In Sea-Salt Tears
  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 115
  • Format: ebook
  • It was 1972, and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought that her world was coming to an end Elizabeth was the daughter of two Selkies, you see, and she had just been passed up for a skin But then a mysterious cousin who calls herself Annie appears, and Elizabeth finds other things to think aboutIt can be easy to forget that worlds don t wait for heroes before theIt was 1972, and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought that her world was coming to an end Elizabeth was the daughter of two Selkies, you see, and she had just been passed up for a skin But then a mysterious cousin who calls herself Annie appears, and Elizabeth finds other things to think aboutIt can be easy to forget that worlds don t wait for heroes before they begin It can be easy to forget that things happened before the lights came up and the story started This is one of those things that happened this is one of those tales that slipped through the cracks It is the story of a girl named Elizabeth, and a girl named Annie, and what they were to one another, in the sight and sounding of the sea.Maybe it isn t fair But fairy tales never really are.

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    1. Ivy on said:

      It was nice to read another Luidaeg short story. Poor Annie. It was nice to know what the sea witch looked like without the glamour. Hope to read more stories about the Luidaeg (Annie).

    2. Sarah on said:

      In Sea-Salt Tears is a free short story that can be downloaded from Seanan McGuire's website, events actually occur before the first book but one of the main characters isn't introduced until One Salt Sea so I'd recommend waiting until after you read that book before you start this so you can avoid spoilers later on.If you've already read One Salt Sea then you'll already be familiar with the connection between the Luidaeg and the selkies and why they aren't on the best of terms, what you won't b [...]

    3. Milda Page Runner on said:

      Beautiful, lyrical, heartbreaking. Not my cup of tea really, due to melancholic tone. But I can appreciate story well done and gorgeous prose.

    4. Bonnie on said:

      I would have gladly read a full-length novel about those two. <3

    5. Ben Babcock on said:

      Seanan McGuire is killing it with the Hugo nominations this year. Not only is her alter ego up for a novel nomination, but she has two nominations in the same category. While I wasn’t impressed by “Rat-Catcher”, “In Sea-Salt Tears” left me with a more favourable feeling. It’s predictable and a little trite, but at the same time it has a strong emotional core. It probes ideas about personal and cultural identity within the bounds of a fantasy setting, which is exactly how speculative [...]

    6. Tria on said:

      Review from 1st read, August/September 2012. 2nd read, March 2013.Firstly, for anyone who hasn't seen this about: the ebook is available through Seanan's website, seananmcguire. It's free to download and is not available in print form at this point.Secondly, for Toby readers who have never heard Seanan's music, I suggest you try to find the song "In This Sea", from her album "Stars Fall Home" (now sadly out of print). It ties in perfectly to this, its companion story. I read this a while after l [...]

    7. Choko on said:

      *** 5 ***A buddy read for all Toby Daye Fanatics at BB&B!!!Seanan McGuire - October Daye 04.5 - In Sea-Salt TearsHow can anyone who has read the series so far, not be absolutely blown away by this beautiful, heartbreaking romance, which adds even more layers to a character already rich with debt and personality, history and current worthy actions. I am talking about my favorite character in the series, the one and only, the Luidaeg, The Legendary Sea Witch!!! "We know that we must never, nev [...]

    8. Robin (Bridge Four) on said:

      In Sea-Salt Tears or how to break your heart in 22 pages or less.We know that we must, never, never, upon pain of misery beyond measure, trust the sea witch, or take her bargains, or risk her anger. These are the things every Selkie-child knows.But they never tell us that the sea-witch can be kind, when she wants to. They never tell us that she cries at night like a lost child, or that the ocean lovers her, or that she is lonely, or that she’s alone.They never tell us not to love her.I love th [...]

    9. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      Nominated for the novelette category for the 2013 Hugo.I really liked this story of Elizabeth, the girl born to two selkies, who is impatiently waiting her turn to transform. A lovely romance between her and a sea-witch, and heartbreaking circumstances.The author recommends reading One Salt Sea first, and I eventually will probably read the October Daye books, especially if they are more like this.This might be my vote to win this category. I'm torn between McGuire and the Cadigan (but not the o [...]

    10. Katie Michaels on said:

      Wow. This story is really good. It's designed to be read after One Salt Sea and it tells the story of Elizabeth the Selkie's relationship with the Luidaeg. You get the gist of their history in the novel, but I really felt the heartbreak reading their history here. This was no short affair. They loved each other for years --and when Elizabeth decided to claim a skin, it's so very sad.I would definitely recommend reading this one. It gave me many feels. You can find it free on the author's website [...]

    11. Negine on said:

      These are the things every Selkie-child knows: that the sea does not love us, that we are finite and flawed, and that we must never, never trust the sea-witch. This brief story sheds light on the relationship between The Luidaeg and Elizabeth, the Selkie clan leader we met at the end ofOne Salt Sea. It's a must read for all Toby Daye fans especially after reading One Salt Sea.

    12. Casey on said:

      In Sea-Salt Tears is a free short story available on Seanan McGuire's website. It features the Luidaeg and her relationship with a Selkie (who has not gotten a skin) over a period of years.It is a bittersweet story that further develops the Luidaeg's character. She is likely still suffering from heartbreak in the Toby timeline, which occurs later on than in this short story. It doesn't contain any spoilers regarding Toby and friends. It does provide some more explanation about the Selkies, which [...]

    13. Ina on said:

      They never tell us that the sea-witch can be kind, when she wants to. They never tell us that she cries at night like a lost child, or that the ocean loves her, or that she's lonely, or that she's alone.How can someone put this many emotions in 24 pages??The Luidaeg (or as she is known here - Annie) is one of my absolutely favorite characters of October Daye series. To have a short story about her and her past is just amazing. Usually, when I pick up a short story from some UF world, I expect to [...]

    14. Anna on said:

      Wow! This is the story everyone who was blown away by the confrontation between the Luidaeg and the head of the selkie clan at the end of One Salt Sea wants to read - it's the backstory between these two characters, and very generously it's available for free on Seanan McGuire's website. Don't read this before One Salt Sea, but do be sure to read it afterward. Given the bitter, tormented relationship exposed there, it's no surprise that this story is full of heartbreak. The Luidaeg has always be [...]

    15. Ronda on said:

      I was just saying that Luidaeg is my favourite character and I read this fabulous novella - about Luidaeg!!One Salt Sea is the last book where Luidaeg and Elizabeth, Liz, seem to have some sort of secret between them, the answer to what that is lies between these pagesI loved this book and it caught me with a lump in my throat, I found myself loving Luidaeg more and more throughout the books but this novella cements it all - she is fab!

    16. Suz on said:

      Exceptionally good short story, but certainly not a fluffy, feel-good kind of thing. It gives us a lot of insight into the Luidaeg and the history of the selkies but it isn't written as a history, it's a romance. A 24 page bitter sweet romance.

    17. sj on said:

      Holy shit, this made me cry. The Luidaeg is probably my favourite character in the October Daye books, and this was just lovely. LOVELY. More of this, please.

    18. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads on said:

      Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking.

    19. Emily on said:

      In this short story, the daughter of two Selkies, passed up repeatedly for a skin, falls in love with Annie, a young woman who comes for each passing of the skin. She doesn't know who Annie is, isn't told the truth of the Annie, the sea witch. Beautiful and sad.

    20. Erin (PT) on said:

      This short falls (mostly) outside the chronology of the series, being a past look into the Luidaeg's life. As I suspect most of the stories of the Luidaeg's life must be, it's sad. The story isn't from the Luidaeg's POV, but rather from that of Elizabeth, the Selkie we met in One Salt Sea. You could tell from their interactions in One Salt Sea that the Luidaeg and Elizabeth had a past and this short spells it out. On the one hand, I don't have a lot to say about the story. It's a good story, a s [...]

    21. Katie on said:

      I had my usual problem with prequels with this in that I'm just not sure it quite fits with what we know. Maybe if it had been from the Luidaeg's POV?

    22. Miki on said:

      WARNING: F/FTo say i was surprised is an euphemism. i hadn't checked the review here too impatient to jump back in the october daye universe so i didn't expected it to me F/F not one second and sadly that's nopt my cup of tea at all.Now the author managed to write those scenes well enough that i wasn't bethered for too long and it could have been detailed a lot more which thankfully for me wasn't the case but still too much for me. i did manage to keep reading though which says a lot to Seanan M [...]

    23. Cathy on said:

      A sweet, melancholy, touching little story (novelette) that was nominated for the Hugo Award in 2013. It's about love, longing, regrets, responsibility, and more. It will pack more of a punch for fans of the McGuire's October Daye series as it features a key character in an unexpected way, but I think the emotions have an appeal that would translate clearly for anyone. It's really just a lovely story, though like all of McGuire's fairy tales, it's not lovely in the happily ever after sense, her [...]

    24. Ksenia (vaenn) on said:

      Оформлювати перечитування мені ліньки, тому позначу це таким чином: не минуло, oh wait, так, можна спати спокійно, майже-не-минуло три роки, і я її таки переклала - цю меланхолійно-тягучу повістинку про жорстоке море і неможливе кохання. Не можу уявити, як воно сприймається за ме [...]

    25. Tammy on said:

      This story is one of my favorite things I've read so far this year. It's full of all the things I like: learning who you are and who you want to be; wonderful, exciting, new love; making painful choices and learning harsh lessons. It's part of the October Daye series but you can certainly read it on its own. [2013 Hugo Nominee Reading]

    26. BeaCharmed on said:

      A sweet yet bitter look at the romance between Elizabeth the Selkie and The Luidaeg. This story is best read after you've read One Salt Sea. It's short but gives us a glimpse into The Luidaeg and adds to one of the story lines in One Salt Sea.The story is primarily a romance, not McGuire's specialty, but she pulled it off. I hope we see more of Elizabeth in future stories.

    27. Evelina on said:

      It was a wonderful short story placed in October Daye realm. Luidaeg, the sea-witch, got a novella about her self and it was about time. The tone of this writing is sad and melancholic, since it is a tale of family, love and betrayal. The whole plot about getting seal skin reminded me greatly of a 2014 movie "Song of the Sea". I loved the elements of Irish mythology interwoven in the book.

    28. Blodeuedd Finland on said:

      A short story that was sad. No happy ending here, but that depends on how you see it and what you want.I liked it and the selkie stories are always sad in this universe. They are not the happiest of fairies all.Love and loss and making choices is what it was about

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