Saturday, September 5, 2015

96:120 Red Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

The 9th book in the October Daye series.  Now with Queen Windermere on her rightful throne, things seem to have slowed down a bit for Toby and she is finally able to relax a bit.  Then Queen Windermere's seneschal is shot in front of her court and just like that, down time is canceled.  War has been declared on them by the Kindgom of Silences to the North.  Now Toby is being sent to try and diplomatically bring this to an end but when she gets there with her small group of friends, what she finds is worse than she could have ever imagined.  King Rhys is not alone, instead he has the former Queen of the Mists as his consort, and she hates Toby with a fierce passion.  There is also goblin fruit in abundance and a perverted court where only those pure-bloods deemed worthy enough to bear the title are allowed.  Worst of all, Rhys declares that the only way for Toby to end the war before it starts is to give herself up to him so they have access to her blood and magic.

Another riveting tale.  I continue to love this series and be saddened that there is only one a year but that can't stop me from diving right in as soon as I get the new one and devouring it as quickly as possible.  I really can't wait to see where things go with Toby and Tybalt and what fate has in store for them next.

Page count: 358p/25,432p ytd/240,364p lifetime

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