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Publisher Description

The second instalment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.

October ‘Toby’ Daye is a changeling, daughter of a fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of their blood. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.

Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning – otherwise known as Fremont, California – to check up on his niece, Countess January O'Leary. A baby-sitting assignment – or so it would seem; but Toby soon discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January: if Toby can't find the killer, she may well become the next victim.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
5 May
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Tinymooselette ,

Must read!

Book two cemented the work of book one - capturing me forever more. Detailed and loveable characters, character development, and accurate application of Fae history and world

Monique QLB ,

A thriller fantasy!

Having read the 1st book into the 2nd it was more than wonderful seeing how McGuire managed to create an even more vivid and enthralling piece of writing than the last installment.

It was wonderful seeing some themes of morality and even love tying in very seamlessly to the first installment, but also so incredibly refreshing to be in a new and dangerous setting.

One again I couldn’t put this novel down and recommend reading this as it’ll put you on the edge of your seat ( or even cowering a little bit from McGuire’s vivid storytelling abilities).

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