Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

When I picked up Home Improvement: Undead Edition I didn't realize I was going to meet a new favorite author. After reading Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye short story, I just had to know more about this series. I was hooked. This lady knows how to write a great Fairy story for grown ups. If you have not read her previous novels, pick them up first. They are integral to understanding this one. Now, on to the book. One Salt Sea follows October Daye as she attempts to repay her debt to the Sea Witch. Her relationship with Conner adds spice, even as she becomes even more intrigued by the King of Cats. Funny, serious, and terribly sad by turns, I was up reading this all night. I had to know what was coming next. I am already impatient for the next book due out next year. Why oh why can't Seanan write these as fast as I can read them?

October "Toby" Daye is settling into her new role as Countess of Goldengreen. She's actually dating again, and she's taken on Quentin as her squire. So, of course, it's time for things to take a turn for the worse.
Someone has kidnapped the sons of the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must find the missing boys and prove the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. Toby's search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves, and her deadline is firm: she must find the boys in three days' time, or all of the Mists will pay the price. But someone is determined to stop her-and whoever it is isn't playing by Oberon's Laws...

One Salt Sea: An October Daye Novel

Five Stars!

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