New York Times-bestselling October Daye series Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire "Top of my urban-paranormal series list " Felicia Day Includes a brand-new map and original bonus novella Politics have never been October Toby Daye's strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves. Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe. As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save. Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.
About the Author
Seanan McGuireis a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about any place capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren t). Early exposure to a vast number of books left her with a lifelong affection for the written word, and led, perhaps inevitably, to her writing books of her own, starting somewhere around the age of eleven. TheOctober Dayenovels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptidnovels are her second series, both published by DAW and both of which have put her in theNew York Timesbestseller list. Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer;Rosemary and Rue, the first novel in theOctober Dayeseries, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novelFeed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one ofPublishers Weekly'sBest Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at seananmcguire.com or on Twitter at @seananmcguire."