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Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
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Ashes of Honor

by Seanan McGuire

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Series: October Daye (6)

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This series gets better with each new book, the protagonist taking on new facets and added depth - and so do the people surrounding her, and the fae world built by the author.

Now that I read all the published books - almost back to back - I will have to face a long time waiting for the next one... Hopefully it won't be long! ( )
  SpaceandSorcery | Dec 25, 2018 |
Toby is still struggling with the loss of both Connor and her daughter when Etienne comes to her and asks her to help find the daughter he never knew he had. Chelsea's mother contacted him when she disappeared right in front of her friends. As Eitienne is Tuatha de Danaan, a skilled teleporter, his changeling daughter apparently inherited more than her fair share of his powers, and seems to be porting out of control and is damaging Fairie in the process. At the same time, Tybalt is dealing with a challenge to his throne, and oh yeah, Toby realizes she has loved him all along.

As always, an amazing and fun read. Seanan McGuire just keeps making Toby's world even more interesting in each book. This series is not to be missed! ( )
  Catz314 | Oct 17, 2018 |
Ashes of Honor
4 Stars

Still recovering from the aftermath of her last case, Changeling PI, Toby Daye, is struggling to live up to her responsibilities. The last thing she wants or needs is a new investigation. But things never did run smoothly for Toby, so when a fellow knight approaches her with a request to find his missing daughter, she soon finds herself in pursuit of a young girl with the power to destroy all of Faerie if she isn't stopped.

Definitely the best installment in the series both in terms of plot and character development.

The plot is comprised of several seemingly separate storylines that all eventually come together to form a cohesive whole. While some are predictable, others are surprising and result in some compelling twists. The action scenes are exciting and there are one or two very dicey moments for Toby and her allies.

In terms of the world building, readers are introduced to several knew locations in the fae universe and the descriptions are, once again, rich in detail and symbolism.

Of course, the true highlight of the story is Toby's interactions with her makeshift family. Now that Connor is out of the picture, Toby finally comes to her senses and realizes that Tybalt has always been "The One". Raj and Quentin, May and Jaz, and even the Luidaeg all put in an appearance and demonstrate just how far Toby has come in accepting that she is loved.

All in all, this series is fulfilling its potential and it looks the Pure Bloods' despicable attitude toward the Changelings will be coming to a head in the next book. Looking forward to it.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Toby is asked to help find a missing changeling teenager. Quentin and Tybalt help her with the search. Toby nearly dies a couple times. We get to catch up with old friends. Really really looking forward to how this series continues! ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
There is virtually no point saying that I love Seanan McGuire to bits. Every damn book of hers I read ends up with high marks. For me she is everything urban fantasy genre should strive to: high octane plot driven story, strong characters and an in depth world-building.

She has it all and she makes every book better and better than the previous one.

After heartbreaking ending of book #5 Toby Day has a short period of quiet before the storm so she can grieve. However, she gets a plea for help from the last person she would have expected to mess up, and what looks like a simple mission turns into save-the-world-try-not-to-die-in-the-process affair. Her usual type.

Not only that, the circumstances are eery similar to what happened to Toby's own daughter, and she is forced to deal with her emotional issues and her attraction to Tybalt as well. So you can say that book #6 is a turning point as it's full of revelations.

The plot is incredibly intense because Toby and Tybalt are both forced to jump between fae dimensions to find a missing girl who wreaks havoc in fae worlds and is unable to stop on her own. By doing that she is wearing off the foundations of fae magic, which holds everything together, and Toby has to stop her if she wants the world to stay as it is.

It's a fantastic read which I devoured in one go. I highly recommend this book and all the other books in the series to any fan of urban fantasy or anyone wanting to try and read something in this genre.

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  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
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"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-training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester's knight, and paying the bills-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, who didn't even know he was a father until the girl went missing. Her name is Chelsea. She's a teleporter, like her father. She's also 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. But danger is also stirring in the Court of Cats, and Tybalt may need Toby's help with the biggest challenge he's ever faced."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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