Readers of Greenglass House will remember the book of Nagspeake folktales loaned to Milo Pine by one of the mysterious guests who arrive at the remote smugglers’ inn just before Christmas. Here at last is The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book itself, in which the fifteen tales told by stranded travelers turn out to be more than simply entertainment to pass the time. Something very strange is afoot at the Blue Vein Tavern, and each tale is a clue to the mystery. But outside the rising floodwaters have almost reached the front door…the guests have one chance to save themselves and their city, and time is short.
Those who’ve read the other interconnected books in Kate Milford’s Roaming World will meet some old friends and spot tons of Easter eggs, but The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book is a standalone tale, and it’s not necessary to have read anything else first. If this is your first visit to Nagspeake, welcome! We know you’ll enjoy your stay…but pack your rain boots.