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 adequate to take a breath and view her existence -- and she or he likes what she sees. She has acquaintances. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply possibly, she will allow her protect down for a change.
Or no longer. whilst Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep by way of brokers from the neighboring country of Silences, Toby reveals herself in a task she by no means anticipated to play: that of a diplomat. She needs to commute 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 might ever have imagined.
How a ways will Toby move while lives are at the line, and whilst allies either outdated and new are threatened through a strength she had by no means anticipated to stand back?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 prior is rarely quite gone.
It's simply anticipating a chance to pounce.
A Red-Rose Chain is the 9th installment in Seanan McGuire's city myth October "Toby" Daye sequence.
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All right,” my voice sounded breathy, “I’ve passed your little test. ” Dominga lifted the claw gently from my hand. She was careful not to touch my skin. I didn’t know why, but it was a noticeable effort. ” I whispered under my breath. I rubbed my hand against my stomach, touching the gun hidden there. It was comforting to know that if worse came to worst, I could just shoot her. Before she scared me to death. ” My voice sounded almost steady. Bully for me. Dominga was cradling the claw in her hands.
The noise from the living room was muted. ” I took a deep breath and let it out. I could do this. I could do this. Oh, God, I didn’t want to do this. I whispered a prayer under my breath as the door swung inward. There are moments in life when the only way to get through is with a little grace from on high. I was betting this was going to be one of them. Sunlight streamed through a small window. The curtains were white with little duckies and bunnies stitched around the edges. Animal cutouts danced around the pale blue walls.
It stopped me. She knew it would. Damn her. ” 44 LAURELL K. HAMILTON She smiled. ” I shook my head. The smile widened, all surprised pleasure. ” “If you know something about the boy, just tell me. ” I hoped I sounded as suspicious as I felt. Dominga laughed, an abrupt and cheery sound. It went with all the smile lines in her face. Her eyes were practically sparkling with mirth. Why did I feel like she was laughing at me? “Come, chica, I will not hurt you,” she said. ” Dominga gazed up at me, a sort of puzzled wonder on her face.
A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye, Book 9) by Seanan McGuire