Few series maintain the brilliant consistency with which
they started. Seanan McGuire's October
Daye is the only one that comes to mind where there
isn't a less-than-amazing book in the bunch. THE BRIGHTEST
FELL, the 11th installment, continues the trend.
October has a chance to breathe and have fun for once,
celebrating at a bachelorette party with drinks, friends,
and karaoke. She thinks it's too good to be true, and
After returning home to her fiancée, Tybalt, there's a
knock at the door that will turn her world upside down.
Her mother, Amandine the liar, wants Toby's help to find
her long-lost daughter, August, who disappeared more than
100 years ago. Toby refuses, and Amandine, who doesn't take
disobedience lightly, begins taking hostages, so Toby has no
choice but to help.
As beggars can't be choosers, it's her old enemy Simon
Torquill, who will accompany her. With lives in the balance,
Toby has no choice but success. As with all McGuire novels
in this series, tension runs high; plot twists, some dating
far back to past books, always ring true; and the writing
shines. Pixies, policemen, blood magic, old debts and new
all play roles in this tale. McGuire also gives readers a
bonus novella from April O'Leary's point of view.
Fans of this series will devour this novel with glee and
will groan only because it's likely another year before
they get more. If you're a new fan, start with the first
AND RUE. Few urban fantasy series have captivated my
attention like this one, and it remains the best of the best.
Contains an original bonus novella, Of Things
Things are slow, and October “Toby” Daye couldn’t be happier
about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden
Windermere is settling into her position as Queen in the
Mists, and Toby doesn’t have anything demanding her
attention except for wedding planning and spending time with
Maybe she should have realized that it was too good to last.
When Toby’s mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a
demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to
do…until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything
changes. Now Toby doesn’t have a choice about whether or not
she does as her mother asks. Not with Jazz and Tybalt’s
lives hanging in the balance. But who could possibly help
her find a pureblood she’s never met, one who’s been missing
for over a hundred years?
Enter Simon Torquill, elf-shot enemy turned awakened, uneasy
ally. Together, the two of them must try to solve one of the
greatest mysteries in the Mists: what happened to Amandine’s
oldest daughter, August, who disappeared in 1906.
This is one missing person case Toby can’t afford to get wrong.