Late Eclipses (October Daye Series #4)

Late Eclipses (October Daye Series #4)

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by Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal
     
 

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Two years ago, October “Toby” Daye believed she could leave the world of Faerie behind. She was wrong. Now she finds herself in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, sharing an apartment with her Fetch, and maintaining an odd truce with Tybalt, the local King of Cats. It’s a delicate balance—one that’s shattered when she learns that

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Two years ago, October “Toby” Daye believed she could leave the world of Faerie behind. She was wrong. Now she finds herself in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, sharing an apartment with her Fetch, and maintaining an odd truce with Tybalt, the local King of Cats. It’s a delicate balance—one that’s shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble. Lily, Lady of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by a mysterious, seemingly impossible illness, leaving her fiefdom undefended.

Struggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects, Toby must confront her own past as an enemy she thought was gone forever raises her head once more: Oleander de Merelands, one of the two people responsible for her fourteen-year exile. But if Oleander’s back, what’s her game? Where is she hiding? And what part does Toby’s mother, Amandine, have to play?

Time is growing short and the stakes are getting higher. For the Queen of the Mists has her own agenda, and there are more players in this game than Toby can guess. With everything on the line, she will have to take the ultimate risk to save herself and the people she loves most—because if she can’t find the missing pieces of the puzzle in time, Toby will be forced to make the one choice she never thought she’d have to face again.…

“McGuire hits her stride with this fast-paced, sharply plotted, tense urban fantasy (Artificial Night).…” —Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly
In October "Toby" Daye's fourth outing, following 2010's An Artificial Night, the half-Fae private detective is once again run through the wringer when problems plaguing the San Francisco Fae community strike home on a personal level. First, in an unprecedented, unexpected move, the Queen of the Mists promotes Toby to countess. Given that the Queen hates her, it's quite obviously a trap, but not something Toby can refuse or avoid. Subsequently, several of Toby's closest friends are struck down through poison and illness, and she's accused of murder. Has an enemy from Toby's past resurfaced, or is she losing her mind? Physically, emotionally, and magically drained, faced with tragedy and despair, Toby's forced to deal with the long-hidden truth behind her Fae heritage. In this tightly plotted adventure, McGuire mixes nonstop action with a wealth of mythology to deliver a wholly satisfying story. (Mar.)
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"In this tightly plotted adventure, McGuire mixes nonstop action with a wealth of mythology to deliver a wholly satisfying story." —Publisher's Weekly

"Vibrant writing and a likable narrator make this one of the stronger entries in the urban fantasy genre. It should appeal to fans of Jim Butcher’s 'Dresden Files.'" —Library Journal

“[A] thrilling, occasionally even nightmarish, adventure.” —Locus

"This is far and away the best book of the series so far." —Your Urban Fantasy

Library Journal
Half-human, half-faerie October ("Toby") Daye, PI for San Francisco's supernatural community, also acts as a troubleshooter for the faerie Duke Torquill. When an old friend, Lady Lily of the Tea Gardens fief, falls victim to a mysterious illness, Toby finds that an old enemy, Oleander de Merelands, lies at the heart of the problem. Threading a careful path between rival faerie nobles and relying on occasional assistance from Tybalt, King of the Cats, Toby seeks to find a cure for her friend while avoiding having to choose once more between her human and faerie halves. McGuire's fourth series entry (after An Artificial Night) featuring an engaging, personable heroine provides a further look into the hidden supernatural society that coexists alongside the mortal world. VERDICT Vibrant writing and a likable narrator make this one of the stronger entries in the urban fantasy genre. It should appeal to fans of Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files." McGuire also writes horror as Mira Grant (Feed; Deadline).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455848324
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
October Daye Series, #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"In this tightly plotted adventure, McGuire mixes nonstop action with a wealth of mythology to deliver a wholly satisfying story." —Publisher's Weekly

"Vibrant writing and a likable narrator make this one of the stronger entries in the urban fantasy genre. It should appeal to fans of Jim Butcher’s 'Dresden Files.'" —Library Journal

“[A] thrilling, occasionally even nightmarish, adventure.” —Locus

"This is far and away the best book of the series so far." —Your Urban Fantasy

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