By Seanan McGuire
Issues are having a look up.
For the 1st time in what appears like years, October "Toby" Daye has been capable of pause lengthy adequate to take a breath and examine her existence -- and she or he likes what she sees. She has pals. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply probably, she will be able to permit her protect down for a change.
Or no longer. while Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep through brokers from the neighboring nation of Silences, Toby reveals herself in a task she by no means anticipated to play: that of a diplomat. She needs to go back and forth to Portland, Oregon, to persuade King Rhys of Silences to not visit warfare opposed to the Mists. yet not anything is that easy, and what October reveals in Silences is worse than she could ever have imagined.
How a ways will Toby cross while lives are at the line, and whilst allies either previous and new are threatened through a strength she had by no means anticipated to stand back? How a lot is October keen to renounce, and what kind of is she keen to alter? In Faerie, what's previous is rarely rather gone.
It's simply expecting a chance to pounce.
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A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye, Book 9) by Seanan McGuire