Sunday, July 1, 2012
An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire
This installment starts with children missing.
First, there is her best friend's children disappearing during the night. Then, there is Tybalt asking for help finding some of the children from the Court of Cats who are missing and last, there is Quentin's human girlfriend who is gone too.
All the clues point to Blind Michael, an evil Fae who takes fae and mortal children for the Wild Hunt. The Fae children are forced to ride and the mortal children are the horses the fae kids ride.
October agrees to go to the land where Blind Michael resides to get the kids back. She gets help from Lily, Luna and the Luidaeg.
We know things are going to get crazy for Toby, when her Fetch, May Daye knocks on her door. In May's words "the spirits that wear your face when they come to escort you to the lands of the dead'. May make look like Toby, but her personality including the clothes she uses are opposites.
In order to save the children the Luidaeg transforms Toby into a child to be able to enter Blind Michael's realm. There are three roads to get to Blind Michael. Toby will travel all three.
Tybalt helps her through one of them. (Spoilers Fangalert- Tybalt dies for her. Luckily, he is a cat and has a few lives, not nine exactly).
Toby has good friends and this book proves it. I detested blind Michael which proves Mrs McGuire can make up characters that appear real.