Well hello, and a very good Silver Night to you!
What day is this? Why this is a holiday inspired by Catharine Glen’s Wind Across the Silver Blade. The night of April 23rd, a dark cold night in the early days of spring. Absolutely perfect for cuddling up with someone you love or a soft-feathered tengu with an even softer heart under his initially terse exterior. Or if you’re Yumi, both! (Most of the activities will be before nightfall so that you can get everything prepared.)
Yes, this holiday celebrates love, connection, hot food, and good conversation. Perfect for weather stormy or calm.
In case you haven’t read it, you can find my quick review here.
My even briefer review: Soul mates with a soul bond, surprise kisses, flying through the air in a strong tengu’s arms, yokai of all types, sweet passion, and tender romance. A fast but satisfying read that is immersive and easy to slip into. Japanese lore with a distinct twist in a stand alone package, and so much potential for additional stories set in the same world (which is exactly what will happen)!
Are you ready then?
We have so much fun planned for you from a delicious series of recipes that draw on Japanese cuisine as well as games scattered across social media and a whole group dedicated to celebrating fun fantasy romance holidays. Best part? It doesn’t cost anything to join, and you don’t even have to leave your home to participate!
There’s also an amazing giveaway running where you can win a paperback, candle, and tea.
Also if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Catharine Glen, the creator of the story inspiring this beautiful celebration. She’s all over the Internet, including on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!
So a good Silver Night to you. May you have a good day filled with the people you love, wonderful stories, and great fun. (Perhaps save the Yokai Punch for the end, and if you too are in search of a wounded tengu, keep your eyes open and see if you feel any instinctual guidance telling you where to go. Also be sure to tell us if you find one!)