By Seanan McGuire
Issues are having a look up.
For the 1st time in what appears like years, October "Toby" Daye has been in a position to pause lengthy sufficient to take a breath and think about her lifestyles -- and she or he likes what she sees. She has associates. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply possibly, she will be able to allow her defend down for a change.
Or now not. whilst Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep via brokers from the neighboring state 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 battle opposed to the Mists. yet not anything is that straightforward, and what October reveals in Silences is worse than she may ever have imagined.
How a ways will Toby pass while lives are at the line, and while allies either outdated and new are threatened by means of a strength she had by no means anticipated to stand back?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 sort of is she keen to alter? In Faerie, what's previous isn't relatively gone.
It's simply looking forward to a chance to pounce.
A Red-Rose Chain is the 9th installment in Seanan McGuire's city delusion October "Toby" Daye sequence.
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A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye, Book 9) by Seanan McGuire