Night and silence

Seanan McGuire

Book - 2018

Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest. What she... doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. What she doesn't need is to be accused of kidnapping her own child by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, who seems to be harboring secrets of her own. There's no question of whether she'll take the case. The only question is whether she's emotionally prepared to survive it. Signs of Faerie's involvement are everywhere, and it's going to take all Toby's nerve and all her allies to get her through this web of old secrets, older hatreds, and new deceits. If she can't find Gillian before time runs out, her own child will pay the price. One question remains: Who in Faerie remembered Gillian existed? And what do they stand to gain? No matter how this ends, Toby's life will never be the same.

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McGuire, Seanan. October Daye novel.
DAW book collectors ; no. 1797.
Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Published
New York, NY : Daw Books, Inc [2018]
Language
English
Item Description
"Featuring a brand-new novella, Suffer a Sea-Change"--Dust Jacket
Physical Description
x, 352 pages : map ; 24 cm
ISBN
0756414768
9780756414764
Main Author
Seanan McGuire (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The consequences of the misadventures in The Brightest Fell (2017) have left Toby's home life fraying at the seams: Jazz can't sleep, and Tybalt has withdrawn from both the household and his court. In the midst of this, her human ex-boyfriend and his wife show up at her doorstep to tell her that her (now entirely human) daughter, Gillian, has been kidnapped. Toby, terrified at the thought of losing her daughter again, sets out to find her. The trail leads her team through forgotten places, into a plot cooked up by a surprising conspiracy. Toby, as usual, is trampling through the webs of old fairy secrets and politics, and for fans of the series, the backstory payoff in this installment is fantastic. McGuire may regularly put her characters in life-threatening situations, but it is never gratuitous, and consequences resonate through subsequent volumes. There are no easy answers for Toby Daye or anyone in her orbit. The world building in this series has astonishing depth, and Night and Silence is no exception—12 books in, McGuire is still giving readers fascinating new pieces of the Faerie puzzle. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Things are not going well for October Daye. Owing to her mother's latest actions, Toby's family is cracking: her sister's girlfriend Jazz doesn't sleep, and her beloved Tybalt has withdrawn from her. Toby needs to do something, but what happens next is not what she needs. Her ex-boyfriend and his new wife show up on her doorstep with an accusation: daughter Gillian has been kidnapped and they hold Toby responsible. While it's obvious that Toby will investigate, it will take all of her nerve and love to get through it, for the Faerie are involved and secrets are being revealed. Toby must find Gillian before time runs out or the cost may be too much for everyone involved. Included in this volume is McGuire's novella "Suffer a Sea-Change," which tells the final sequence of events from the point of view of another important character. VERDICT McGuire's latest tale of the changeling knight (after The Brightest Fell) weaves myriad storylines, paving a course to the forthcoming The Unkindest Tide. Urban fantasy enthusiasts should find this a must-read series, brimming with masterly characters, setting, and plots.—Kristi Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., Northampton Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

The intricate 12th urban fantasy featuring October Daye, a changeling private investigator who handles cases related to the land of Faerie, sees Toby and her friends recovering from the traumatic events of 2017's The Brightest Fell, which has damaged her relationship with her fiancé, Tybalt, King of Cats. Things take a darkly personal turn when Toby's mortal ex reveals that their daughter, Gillian, has been kidnapped. As Toby and her allies track Gillian's trail across San Francisco, they discover long-hidden secrets and carefully laid traps, all of which suggest an old enemy has it out for her like never before. To make things even more complicated, Toby stumbles across a centuries-old mystery tied to Faerie's darkest hour. McGuire continues to put her heroes through harrowing emotional and physical dangers while peeling back more layers in an increasingly complicated mythos. There are significant payoffs for longtime readers as she calls back to numerous elements from previous books. Toby's combination of pragmatic heroism and relentless self-destruction makes her a compelling heroine in a secret folklore-filled world that still feels fresh and dangerous after all this time. Agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary. (Sept.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawnfrom her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest. What she doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. What she doesn't need is to be accused of kidnapping her own child by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, who seems to be harboring secrets of her own. There's no question of whether she'll take the case. The only question is whether she's emotionally prepared to survive it. Signs of Faerie's involvement are everywhere, and it's going to take all Toby's nerve and all her allies to get her through this web of old secrets, older hatreds, and new deceits. If she can't find Gillian before time runs out, her own child will pay the price. One question remains: Who in Faerie remembered Gillian existed? And what do they stand to gain? No matter how this ends, Toby's life will never be the same." --

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When she is accused of kidnapping Gillian, her estranged human daughter, by her ex-boyfriend and his new secretive wife, October “Toby” Daye investigates and must call upon all of her inner strength and allies to discover which Faerie remembered Gillian existed.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

After her estranged daughter is kidnapped, October "Toby" Daye is accused by her ex-husband of the crime, but Toby finds evidence of Faerie's involvement and needs to deal with old hatreds and secrets to find her daughter.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Now in hardcover, the twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series!Things are not okay.In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest.What she doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. What she doesn't need is to be accused of kidnapping her own child by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, who seems to be harboring secrets of her own. There's no question of whether she'll take the case. The only question is whether she's emotionally prepared to survive it.Signs of Faerie's involvement are everywhere, and it's going to take all Toby's nerve and all her allies to get her through this web of old secrets, older hatreds, and new deceits. If she can't find Gillian before time runs out, her own child will pay the price. Two questions remain: Who in Faerie remembered Gillian existed? And what do they stand to gain? No matter how this ends, Toby's life will never be the same.