The Way Home - Seanan McGuire

This short story (indeed, there are more to come, but after the third book in the series 'Half-off Ragnarok') focuses on Alice when she first meets Thomas Price, the man who will forsake the Covenant in favor for the Healy's.

I was a bit surprised to read that Thomas was already on the verge of deserting even before he met Alice and was sent to America in the first place as a punishment of some sort. Stupid move from the Covenant of course, as apparently they never heard the saying that you should keep your friends close, but your (soon to be) enemies closer still.

It was short and nice to read, but it didn't really feel like a complete story and I would have liked it to be slightly longer.