Late eclipses

Seanan McGuire

Book - 2011

"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. H...as 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."

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Series
McGuire, Seanan. October Daye novels ; v. 4.
DAW book collectors.
DAW book collectors ; no. 1541.
October Daye novels.
Subjects
Published
New York : DAW Books 2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 384 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN
9780756406660
0756406668
Main Author
Seanan McGuire (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

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). [Page 110]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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.) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When her old friend Lily, the Lady of the Tea Gardens, is struck by a strange illness, leaving her kingdom undefended, October "Toby" Daye races against time to save Lily and her subjects while confronting an enemy from her past who was one of the two people responsible for her 14-year exile. By the author of An Artificial Night. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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, changeling knight in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, finds the delicate balance of her life 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. Time is growing short and the stakes are getting higher, for the Queen of the Mists has her own agenda. With everything on the line, Toby 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...