Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire

The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire - 368 pages
#8 in the October Daye Series

The prologue from the author says that this book is the first one she plotted out in the series and all the other books exist to get the characters to this point so I was very intrigued from the start.  McGuire's world building throughout the series has been very strong.  She blends our current world with the realm of faerie in a believable way with dynamic characters.  I look forward to every new entry in this series.

This book begins with October seemingly getting everything she ever wanted, acknowledgement as a hero of the realm from the faerie ruling class, a true understanding of her personal firstborn heritage, and a rock solid relationship with Tybalt by her side.  An unexpected visit from a long thought vanquished nemesis reopens old wounds and tears October's world apart and her understanding of past events is rocked to the core.

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