Series: October Daye #11
Published by DAW on September 5th 2017
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For once, everything in October “Toby” Daye’s life seems to be going right. There have been no murders or declarations of war for her to deal with, and apart from the looming specter of her Fetch planning her bachelorette party, she’s had no real problems for days. Maybe things are getting better.
Because suddenly Toby’s mother, Amandine the Liar, appears on her doorstep and demands that Toby find her missing sister, August. But August has been missing for over a hundred years and there are no leads to follow. And Toby really doesn’t owe her mother any favors.
Then Amandine starts taking hostages, and refusal ceases to be an option.
Seanan McGuire slays with her newest installment in the October Daye series, The Brightest Fell. This book finally features more of Toby’s elusive mother, Amandine, and Toby’s enemy, Simon Torquill.
If you’ve read the books and remember correctly, Simon Torquill was the evil dude from book one who had turned Toby into a fish for years. Now she’s stuck working with him. Strangely, as much as you want to hate the guy, there’s just something about him that makes you want to forgive him.
Given that this is book 11 in a series, it’s hard to review it without giving anything major away. However, I can say that from the first book to now, this book definitely shows how much Toby has grown as a character, especially when you look at her interactions with Simon and her other relationships. There’s your usual X amount of days type quest, threats/help from the Ludaig, learning more about the fae and the world Ms. McGuire has created, and a lot of Toby doing her best to help the people she loves.
Bottom line: this is a series worth reading.
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