Once Broken Faith (October Daye Series #10)

Once Broken Faith (October Daye Series #10)

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

Includes a brand-new map and original bonus novella!

Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.

Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.

Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.

As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save.

Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756408107
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: October Daye Series , #10
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 87,188
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about any place 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 both 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 seananmcguire.com or on Twitter at @seananmcguire.

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Once Broken Faith (October Daye Series #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
Seanan McGuire's October Date series is refreshing and addictive, with twist's and turns around every corner. You will fall in love with October and her adoptive family of misfits. While secondary characters you love will soon make you hate them. Seanan builds Worlds you wish you could visit, I highly recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this reading program is set up so that you cannot open a new book until you write a review on the previous one, I hereby curse that programmer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like I know San Francisco through October's eyes, and its a natural for the fae world. Great characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses and senses of humor. Great interactions between them. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enticing. Will buy the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toby and the gang shake monarchies on their thrones as murder threatens a royal conclave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sean an McGuire is amazing ! Weaving layered plot lines with full, rich characters; you look up and it's 2 am. I love her work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I don't want it to end. Ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it and cannot wait for the next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She never stops with twists and turns if you go to read this you might want to call in sick Cuz u won't be able to put it down
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Toby’s in hot water again. What’s new, right? Well, this time the hot water is political—not exactly Toby’s strong suit. One of the things I really like in series is when a book deals with the consequences of a previous book. The October Daye series is awesome at this. The newest book, Once Broken Faith, deals entirely with the consequences of the previous book, A Red Rose Chain. In A Red Rose Chain, one of the characters develops a cure for elf-shot, a drug that puts the victim to sleep for 100 years. Because having a cure to elf-shot will significantly change how the denizens of Faerie deal with conflict, the existence of this cure is now a political issue—and a hot one. As a reader, I found it fascinating to see how something like a cure—substitute in a policy, a law, whatever—has such a profound impact on people AND can be interpreted so differently. People you think should be for the cure are against it, and vice versa, and the reasons for both points of view actually make some sense. The scary part is how far some folks will go to secure their own political agenda. Considering the recent climate in US politics, I think this novel is pretty timely. The other thing I love to see in series is when characters actually show that they are growing and changing, that their experiences in previous books have had an impact on who they are now. Toby is now more secure in her relationships, more secure in her own abilities, and has learned some measure of caution and self-restraint. While those things don’t always come easily to Toby, she is at least trying. She takes fewer unnecessary risks, makes an effort to include her friends instead of protecting them my leaving them out, and, while she hasn’t quite forgiven Sylvester, on an emotional level, for what she perceives as a betrayal, she recognizes that her feelings aren’t completely rational. All of that shows that the Toby we met in Rosemary and Rue has done some maturing, and that’s a good thing. Overall, I loved this installment just as much as the others in this series. I like the author’s ideas and her writing and am totally committed to these characters. October Day is still one of my favorite series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed the entire series. The characters are fun, relatable, and have depth. The lore and mythology blend real legends with the author's own take on them. I liked the pacing and the structure of the stories. About the only critique I have is that the villains of the story are often telegraphed ahead of time. But that's a minor critique.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
A few weeks ago I was talking with someone about this series and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, singing high praises for both. But, (you knew that was coming), book 10 of the October Daye series, while still good, seems to have the character development stalled. If you are a long time fan, you will still want to read this one. And if you have just found out about this series, you will want to start with the first book, Rosemary and Rue. There are so many intricate story lines that you will want to start at the beginning, or else you could easily become confused. Spoilers Ahead….. While this book was still enjoyable, it felt like much of the same, and things really need to change. Toby is still not getting any respect, even though she’s felled royalty and raised others to the crown. I’m not saying everyone needs to bow to her, but at the end of this book when the king and queen have to dole out punishment to her, they decide to keep everything the same. The Same. As in no new development. If Toby continues to be a knight of a minor household and nothing more, how will she get any respect? And how can she do anything more than get hurt really badly, only to go to the sea witch for help, and be perfectly fine. Although in this book, there was a hint that the sea witch might be collecting on some of Toby’s debts soon. While Toby seems stalled to me, we did see more advancement with Karen and the Luidaeg, and a smidge more with Toby’s squire, Quentin. And the novella with Arden, not only wraps up the main story, but we get to learn more about the sea witch, which was a great finishing touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once you pick this one up , there's no putting it down until Toby is done. Fast paced, fun, emotional from the first page to the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this latest book in the series. Using the cure for a cursed sleep should be a no-brainer, but we're talking about the fae, so nothing is simple. October must deal with treacherous fae royalty, threats to those she loves, and a shocking discovery about her own mortality. The extra novella is an absolute delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to the series. Well written with excellent characters... there are laughing moments, sad moments, heart-pounding moments ..all put together to make a wonderful story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this series and all the characters! A new book never comes soon enough!
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