Chimes at midnight
(October Daye #7)
September 3, 2013
Blurb via Amazon:
Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye. She’s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.
Toby’s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets–and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there’s the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne….
To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists–and they’ll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death.
October Daye is about to find out what they are.
It’s a little hard to believe that this is only book 7 in this series! It started to feel a while back like we were happily riding along with Toby across the unforgiving San Francisco traffic (oblivious as it may be thanks to charms meant to hide her progress), and for some time, too. What I’m saying is, this has been a really nice, long ride with one of the best heroines in urban fantasy fiction to date. Admittedly, this was probably one of my least favorite of the series due to some minor issues, but thankfully the book picks up nicely in the latter third. I was left with quite the happy reader glow.