Summary

Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.
Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queen's decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets - and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne….
To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists - and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In Faerie, some fates are worse than death.
October Daye is about to find out what they are.
©2013 Seanan McGuire (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Critic reviews

"The October Daye series has become one of my favorites, and it just keeps getting better and better." ( Fantasy Book Café)
"McGuire applies a hard-boiled mentality and a keen appreciation for mythology to a blend of politics, magic, and romance." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The October Daye series is one of those delicious worlds that becomes more and more beloved with each visit…. I couldn't be happier." ( All Things Urban Fantasy)
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5 out of 5 stars
By nancy olean on 04-09-13

Truly excellent !!!

What made the experience of listening to Chimes at Midnight the most enjoyable?

Being a big fan of Seanan McGuire, I waited none to patiently for this book to come out. I was not disappointed. The plot was excellent pulling you in immediately from the first chapter. The characters were well developed and elicited concern and compassion from the reader.

What about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance did you like?

The narrator was excellent and greatly enhanced a very enjoyable read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jesslyn H on 27-01-14

One of the best Urban Fantasies out there

This remains one of the best fantasy series out there--without any qualification on what type of fantasy. The integration of faery into our world is done flawlessly.

I am on my knees in gratitude to Seanan McGuire for not including cliffhangers (she seems to trust her writing enough to know we'll be back for more) and no stupid love-triangle. Thank you!

I look forward to more of anything this woman writes. You should as well.

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