New York Times-bestselling October Daye series • Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" —Felicia Day
It’s been almost a year since October “Toby” Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities, but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters.
To make matters worse, Toby’s just been asked to find another missing child…only this time it’s the changeling daughter of her fellow knight, Etienne. Chelsea, a teleporter like her father, is the kind of changeling the old stories warn about: the ones with all the strength and none of the control. She’s opening doors that were never meant to be opened, releasing dangers that were sealed away centuries before—and there’s a good chance she could destroy Faerie if she isn’t stopped.
Now Toby must find Chelsea before time runs out, racing against an unknown deadline and through unknown worlds as she and her allies try to avert disaster. Toby thought the last year was bad. She has no idea.
The zippy sixth October Daye urban fantasy (after the bestselling One Salt Sea) sees the changeling detective hired to locate a missing teenage girl. Chelsea, daughter of Toby's acquaintance Etienne, has inherited his Fae ability to teleport, but not his control. She begins jumping at random, finding her way to the long-lost, long-abandoned Faerie homelands. Now Toby; her squire, Quentin; and Tybalt, King of Cats, must find Chelsea before she accidentally destroys the barriers that keep their world secure while dodging someone who's willing to kill them all for control of Chelsea and her powers. McGuire applies a hard-boiled mentality and a keen appreciation for mythology to a blend of politics, magic, and romance to make this the most entertaining series installment to date.
Ashes of Honor, engaging and inventive
Toby Day often seems to face more challenges and problems in a single week than ten other people handle in a year, and Ashes of Honor kept me turning pages like a mad thing to find out how it could possibly all come out this time.
Recommended. Bonus points for having enough background that someone new to the series wouldn't be lost while not retreading old news for long time readers.
There’s a lot going on in this book. Plenty of fight scenes for my action junkie tendencies and a not so surprising love interest is revealed. The world of fae continues to be slowly rolled out for reader delight and consumption. Good read! I’m puzzled though by the name of the book. I expected another strong support character to be dusted, but was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
They keep getting better
I'm not going to give anything away. Just read it cause if you are a fan of the series you will love it!