Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 9th book in the October Daye series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the ninth book in the October Daye series and this series just keeps getting better and better. There are thirteen books planned for this series. Book 10 is supposed to be titled Once Broken Faith and is planned to release in September 2016. This is one of my absolutely favorite urban fantasy series.
Queen Windermere’s seneschal has been shot with elf shot and a message delivered with his sleeping body, the Kingdom of Silences is declaring war on the Kingdom of the Mists. The Kingdom of the Silences believe that Queen Windermere does not have true right to her throne.
When Toby makes a mistake she leaves herself in the Queen’s debt and the Queen decides that as payment Toby will serve as the diplomat to the Kingdom of Silences and work to prevent this war from happening. Toby along with Tybalt, May, Quentin, and Toby’s alchemist friend travel to the Kingdom of Silences and find out that their visit will be full of many perils and many mysteries.
I love the characters in this book, I love McGuire’s writing style and just love this world. This is one of my favorite book series right now; every book is just so engaging and intriguing.
Honestly I love these books so much I never sure what else to say about them. McGuire does an excellent job of balancing magic, world-building, awesome characters, action, mystery, and intrigue. You just never know what crazy things are going to happen from page to page.
Overall I am in love with this series; each book has been better than the book before. This whole series is highly recommend to urban fantasy fans; the first couple books in this series were a bit rough around the edges but McGuire’s writing has improved a ton since then and is absolutely spectacular.