This short story ties together the worlds of New Camelot and Thornchapel by following a former White House assistant on a mysterious errand to England. The actual interactions portrayed between Ryan and Sidney are both sexy and sweet, as appropriate, and I’d happily read more about their burgeoning relationship.
What elevates this story from sexy one-off to delightfully intriguing is how it sets off events in the Thornchapel universe. I squealed with delight as I read, but then again, I’m a sucker for subtle, shared-world references in books.
“American Squire” is a perfect read AFTER both series for the full effect, but I hope it also introduces New Camelot fans to the amazingness that is Thornchapel.