Christmas Gift!

I hope your holiday is bright and enjoyable. This is a short story which takes place between Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass. Last year I wrote about Christmastide with the Ellsworths.

This year’s short story takes place the next morning and is our newlyweds’ first Christmas morning together. I’ve hidden it below, since it has an unavoidable spoiler by telling you who gets married at the end of Shades of Milk and Honey. I trust that the fact that matrimony ensues is not a surprise…

Please enjoy: Early on a Christmas Morn SelectShow

I will also tell you that Glamour in Glass begins four days after this story takes place. Alas, you have to wait until April to read it. Meanwhile, I wish you a Very Happy Christmas.

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14 Responses

  1. Jennifer Landels

    Thank you!¬† A lovely little Christmas tale.¬† I just finished ‘Shades’ earlier this month, so this was well-timed indeed.¬† Looking forward to ‘Glamour’.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. DavidK44

    Thanks for the short teaser for the new book. ¬†We read ‘Shades’ out loud to our daughter earlier in the year, and are looking forward to doing the same with the followup!

    1. Mary Robinette Kowal

      Wonderful! I, um, should let you know that the sequel has some sections that are a little darker than Shades¬†because it is set — not a spoiler because it’s history — in the days leading up to Waterloo.¬†

      1. DavidK44

        Thanks for the heads-up, but it won’t be an issue. ¬†She’s going on 14, and we read the Temeraire series after ‘Shades’as she’d liked the historical aspects. ¬†We’re currently doing Barry Hughart’s ‘Chronicles of Master Li and Number 10 Ox’ – a half-chapter or chapter before bed works well. ¬†

        1. Mary Robinette Kowal

          Oh, then yes. She’s fine.¬†

          May I also suggest Madeleine Robins’s excellent Sarah Tolerence Mysteries? The most recent is “The Sleeping Partner” and can be read out of sequence. If Jane Austen wrote comedy of manners, this is a mystery of manners. It is set in an alternate Regency and the main character is a young woman who is also an Agent of Inquiry. Wonderful, wonderful books.

  3. Ian Miller

    Awww – quite a nice Christmas surprise – I love Vincent being thoughtful!

    Are any of these ficlets going to be extra features in future books?