Dreams and Slumbers picks up just after the events of Once Broken Faith (spoilers for the series to that point may follow.)
Arden, Queen of the Mists, now has the potion to wake her brother from the elf-shot spell he has been under for 80 years. She’s excited but also very nervous. Things don’t go as planned and she has to enlist the help of Walther, Cassandra (Stacie’s daughter and Karen’s older sister – remember that she was also kidnapped by Blind Michael) and the Luidaeg to save him.
This is another great addition to the October Daye series. McGuire makes the most of these short stories. They fill in some of the blanks that she just can’t give us as part of the main series. We learn more about the secondary characters and their motivations. It was nice to get to know more about Arden and Cassandra, especially.