more wordy review: A lovely mix of new stories and “tell me more about the characters I love”.
Cover art: PB&G back-yard and garden have to take care of some really nasty pests. And have fun doing it!
There are several novella/short story (what’s the diff?) about new characters set in Elfhome. You don’t need to have read the first 4 novels to enjoy these short stories. Seriously, a ‘backyard and garden’ tv show where the topiary is actively trying to eat the host, who maintains a calm monologue while trying to set fire to the hungry kudzu…. Don’t try this at home, folks!
The stand-alone shorts about the young woman down on her luck and the woman who makes her own luck were also great.
In the introduction, Wen Spencer mentions that she discovered fanfic… and ‘how X met Y’ were favorites. So she wrote some non-canon stories in her own universe. Is that allowed? The stories are labeled ‘just for fun’ and they absolutely are.
This book is going to my re-read stack.