One Salt Sea (October Daye Series #5)

One Salt Sea (October Daye Series #5)

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by Seanan McGuire
     
 

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New York Times-bestselling October Daye series • Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" —Felicia Day

October "Toby" Daye is finally doing all right—and that inevitably means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the Duchess

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New York Times-bestselling October Daye series • Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" —Felicia Day

October "Toby" Daye is finally doing all right—and that inevitably means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the 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 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. 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. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One Salt Sea is the best October Daye book to date; everything that’s great about the series comes together in one book...McGuire’s usual beautiful writing and dark humor are present and accounted for. This has become one of my favorite urban fantasy series, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next." —Fantasyliterature.com

"Fans of the series will be completely swept up with this fifth book, hooked to the very end where they get some answers and finally enjoy that satisfied feeling that not many books deliver this well." —BookBanter

"...a strong installment in a reliably entertaining series." —Locus

"This author is consistently impressive, no matter what she writes, and I would urge you to pick up any of her novels and prepare to be entertained with a smart, witty and heartfelt tale." —Owlcat Mountain

Library Journal
The fifth outing for half-Faerie PI October Daye (Late Eclipses) sees her on the trail of the kidnapped sons of Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist, and ensnares her in the midst of a war in Faerie. [McGuire also writes modern horror and zombie fiction as Mira Grant; see zombie fiction roundup on p. 73.—Ed.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756406837
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
October Daye Series, #5
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
158,358
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"One Salt Sea is the best October Daye book to date; everything that’s great about the series comes together in one book...McGuire’s usual beautiful writing and dark humor are present and accounted for. This has become one of my favorite urban fantasy series, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next." —Fantasyliterature.com

"Fans of the series will be completely swept up with this fifth book, hooked to the very end where they get some answers and finally enjoy that satisfied feeling that not many books deliver this well." —BookBanter

"...a strong installment in a reliably entertaining series." —Locus

"This author is consistently impressive, no matter what she writes, and I would urge you to pick up any of her novels and prepare to be entertained with a smart, witty and heartfelt tale." —Owlcat Mountain

Meet the Author

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about anyplace capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren’t). Early exposure to a vast number of books left her with a lifelong affection for the written word, and led, perhaps inevitably, to her writing books of her own, starting somewhere around the age of eleven. The October Daye novels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptid novels are her second series, both published by DAW and bother of which have put her in the New York Times bestseller list. Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; Rosemary and Rue, the first novel in the October Daye series, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.

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One Salt Sea 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
The fifth book in the October Daye series was not a disappointment. This is one of the best series I have read.
BookLover824 More than 1 year ago
Everything changes... And this was a transitional book in the Toby series. A book about love and loss, honor and infamy, motherhood (from at least four different perspectives), letting go when you have to and saving what you can. (Note to Author: I see what you did there, making me love The Luidaeg and Tybalt and Toby and May even more. It makes me patient enough to wait a whole year for the next Toby book while trembling slightly at the thought of just what '*Ashes* of Honor' might entail.) Seanan McGuire continues to give us a strong female lead, men who love her by letting her be herself, friends who support her in ways she needs to be supported and an interesting examination of the surprisingly unlimited boundaries friendship, motherhood, madness, hatred and love in her Fae world. The depth and complexity of the characters and imaginative worlds that McGuire creates are just a pleasure to read. Readers should consider reading 'Through This House' in the Anthology Home Improvement: Undead Edition to enrich their sense of where Toby is at the start of 'One Salt Sea', although it's not necessary to the main theme of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books just get better and better ! I love this series, and I can't wait to read more.
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Endureil More than 1 year ago
If you liked the 4 books before it then you will like it. Its yet another fast paced who done it in Faerie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This must be a record, a 2 page sample. The book may be great, but I'll never know.
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I just finished this one. It was the best one so far, the author is one of my favorites now, can't wait for the next one.
NoClueRN More than 1 year ago
Well written for teens to oldsters who enjoy urban fantasy. Kudos to Seanan McGuire who writes without that campy feel many scifi/urban fantasy writers fall into. Toby becomes more confident in each novel and she shows growth that most people can relate to.
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This is my favorite series, what can I say I love it. Anxiously waiting for the next one.
shell_lady More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Just enough conflict to keep me on my toes. With enough Moxie to add the spice. Can't wait for more!!!!
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fbonzo More than 1 year ago
If you feel like October, May, and the King of the Cats are part of your family. If you still miss Lily. And if you can't get enough of the Sea Hag, then here's another Seanan McGuire yarn about your pals. It's fun. It (no spoiler here, I'd think) has a lot to do with what's going on in the sea-side of October's faerie world. Unfortunately, we seem to be hitting the classic mid-series slump that few authors are able to avoid (maybe THAT's why so many stop with trilogies). This isn't the least-engaging of October's tales (I think the 2nd book has the most pacing probems), but it is...well...leisurely. Until it kicks into McGuire top gear somewhere around page 250, then you're off to the races. I think it has something to do with the Jacques Cousteau curse. Great man; beautiful scenery, but I bet I went to sleep more often watching that stuff than I did in my own bed (jeez, probably date myself there, don't I). Anyway, I bought it. I'm glad I did. You'll like it. But I feel certain we'll see better stuff is coming down the faerie/otherworld pike in the future.
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pen21 More than 1 year ago
This is such a good series. These books just keep getting better. Toby's life has taken so many turns throughout the series. But One Salt Sea really touched me. I rarely cry about a book, but the ending this book had me crying. This is definitely a series to give as gifts and recommend to others.
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