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Rosemary and Rue (#1 October Daye)

Seanan McGuire


Daw Books



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New York Times-bestselling October Daye faerie series - Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire - Top of my urban-paranormal series list! --Felicia Day The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival--but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Outsiders from birth, these half-human, half-fae children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October Toby Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a normal life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas... The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.

By:   Seanan McGuire
Imprint:   Daw Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 177mm,  Width: 105mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   179g
ISBN:   9780756405717
ISBN 10:   0756405718
Series:   October Daye
Pages:   358
Publication Date:   September 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Praise for the October Daye series: Thetop of my urban-paranormal series list! I am so invested in the worldbuilding and the characters.... The romance is real and awesome, but doesn't overshadow the adventure. Felicia Day Everything you'd ever need in an urban fantasy. It's a smart story, cleanly told that allows both humor and heartbreak to take their turn on stage. Tanya Huff, author of the An Ancient Peace Rosemary and Rue is one of the most successful blends of mystery and fantasy I've ever read like Raymond Chandler by way of Pamela Dean. Tim Pratt, author of Dead Reign McGuire knows her fairy lore, bringing the wonder and the danger of the fair folk to the streets of San Francisco so vividly you can smell the rose goblins. Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer An incredible mix of action, mystery, fairy, urban fantasy, and just a smidgen of romance artfully woven into a story impossible to put down. Sacramento Book Review I can't believe McGuire can come up withanother adventure as riveting as this one. But then I say that after every book in this series. SFRevu McGuire has never lacked for courage in her writing.... Thephenomenally inventive October Daye series showcases her narrative daringand ingenuity beautifully. RT Reviews Prepare to be dazzled.... Like the best of urban fantasy, with each reveal and mystery solved, Toby's world grows ever more enticing.As seductive as faerie itself, this is one series I could never give up. All Things Urban Fantasy These books arelike watching half a season of your favorite television series all at once.... More than anything else, it's the fun of it all that's kept me returning to McGuire's books and to this series. SF Signal The plot is strong, the characterization is terrific, the tragedies hurt...andMcGuire's usual beautiful writing and dark humorare present and accounted for. This has become one of my favorite urban fantasy series. Fantasy Literature WithAshes of Honor, McGuire has crafteda deeply personal and intense storythat will keep you on the edge, hoping to be pushed over. In my opinion, it is, hands down, the best Toby to date. The Ranting Dragon An urban fantasy detective series featuring a resourceful female detective.... [October Daye] should appeal tofans of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files as well as the novels of Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and similar authors. Library Journal

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