Summary

October “Toby” Daye is finally doing all right. She’s settling into her new role as the Countess of Goldengreen; she’s actually dating again; she’s even agreed to take on Quentin as her official squire. Life is looking up all around - and that inevitably means it’s time for things to take a turn for the worse.
Someone has kidnapped the sons of Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. She’ll need all her tricks and the help of all her allies if she wants to make it through this in one piece.
Toby’s search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves, and her deadline is firm: she must find the boys in three days’ time, or all of the Mists will pay the price. But someone is determined to stop her - and whoever it is isn’t playing by Oberon’s Laws....
As the battle grows more and more personal, one thing is chillingly clear. When Faerie goes to war, not everyone will walk away.
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©2011 Seanan McGuire (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Dr H. Teph on 20-07-18

A difficult one

This one is difficult one to review, I almost quit halfway as it was a bit meandering and people acted a bit stupidly (which always annoys me). However it got its act together, and ended in a satisfying but predictable way. Some more threads in the worldbuilding got revealed and some holes got filled in.
The problem for me is that it was very uneven, some high points but some they almost drowns in the swampy mess of the lowpoints.
I really wants to like this series, but I think I may have to take a pause now.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-08-15

Great ideas sometimes the writing gets in the way

I enjoyed listening to this story. The stakes are high for Toby here - she is trying to stop a war and save children (again) and she is pushing herself beyond her limitations (again).

I find the first person narration irritating at times as the constant jokey/ ironically detached tone is often at odds with the emotional rollercoaster Toby Daye is on in this book. Perhaps that is in keeping with her personality and her position as neither fully Fae or truly human. But the constant reminders that as readers/ listeners we are meant to find this or that scenario hilarious because it is being underlined as such by the character narrating the story is unnecessary. Write the scene and if it is funny/ tragic/ ironic trust us to work that out. It is like those people who say "I am mad me!' If they have to tell you then they are boring and sane.

The narration was clear and appropriate though I find some of the voices a little odd Quentin sounds about 13 but he is a hulking great lad I am sure his voice has broken by now! Anyway worth listening to and great fun and sad and exciting. All the elements of a good fantasy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By a on 11-11-11

The best October Daye book so far

Funny glorious and tragic, Seanan Mcguire is improving with every book (and they didn't start out too bad either).

Toby is a hero in every sense of the word and her friends are wonderful characters with a great deal of depth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By DarthVal on 29-07-16

Fantastic story telling and narration

Ms. McGuire's world building is so rich and imaginative that this series is one of my favorites. The characters are delightfully quirky.

I have loved the stories in print, but Mary Robinette Kowal does a masterful job of bringing the characters to life.

Simply fantastic.

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