By Seanan McGuire
Issues are having a look up.
For the 1st time in what appears like years, October "Toby" Daye has been capable of pause lengthy adequate to take a breath and examine her lifestyles -- and he or she likes what she sees. She has neighbors. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply might be, she will permit her protect down for a change.
Or now not. whilst Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep through brokers from the neighboring country of Silences, Toby unearths herself in a task she by no means anticipated to play: that of a diplomat. She needs to trip to Portland, Oregon, to persuade King Rhys of Silences to not visit struggle opposed to the Mists. yet not anything is that easy, and what October reveals in Silences is worse than she might ever have imagined.
How a ways will Toby pass whilst lives are at the line, and whilst allies either outdated and new are threatened by means of a strength she had by no means anticipated to stand back? How a lot is October keen to renounce, and what kind of is she prepared to alter? In Faerie, what's earlier is rarely quite gone.
It's simply watching for a chance to pounce.
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