By Seanan McGuire
Issues are taking a look up.
For the 1st time in what appears like years, October "Toby" Daye has been capable of pause lengthy sufficient to take a breath and examine her lifestyles -- and he or she likes what she sees. She has buddies. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply perhaps, she will be able to allow her defend down for a change.
Or now not. whilst Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep by means of brokers from the neighboring nation of Silences, Toby unearths herself in a task she by no means anticipated to play: that of a diplomat. She needs to trip 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 unearths in Silences is worse than she could ever have imagined.
How a long way will Toby pass while lives are at the line, and whilst allies either previous and new are threatened by way of 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 prepared to alter? In Faerie, what's prior isn't fairly gone.
It's simply looking forward to a chance to pounce.
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A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye, Book 9) by Seanan McGuire