Monday, August 3, 2020

A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire

Title: A Killing Frost
Series: October Daye #14
Author: Seanan McGuire 
Publisher: DAW
Release Date: September 1, 2020

When October is informed that Simon Torquill—legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions—must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.

A Killing Frost is Toby's 14th book. Can you believe it? For us her loyal fans, we never want this series to end.

As it was expected, Toby and Tybalt are getting closer to that wedding we are all waiting for. What Toby didn't know is that in order to get married, she must invite her "father" to her wedding or face the consequences. Of course, there is the little trouble of Simon not remembering how much he actually does care about Toby and currently hating her.

Toby knows she needs to find Simon and he needs to get his memory back. She knows she can't postpone it any longer and so a new quest begins. In this quest, she will take with her only her squire and her Fetch. This will turn out to be a recipe for disaster. One where Toby will need to protect Quentin and keep May alive without dying herself.

This is one of my favorite fantasy series. Right up there with Mercy and Dresden. Seanan McGuire has done an unbelievably great job at world-building. These characters are so well-known to me and dear to my heart. I love Tybalt, he is perfect for Toby. He gives her balance and has saved her life more times than I can count. Quentin has grown in front of our eyes, to become a young man who hopefully won't forget everything Toby has taught him. May, her former Fetch, who is going to make sure Toby doesn't get too much blood at her wedding (hopefully). Diana and Patrick have always been favorite characters too. Diana will punch first and then ask questions. She is a fighter and I love how much she doesn't care for Amandine.  Hands down, the Luidaeg, is my favorite character after Tybalt and Toby. Once again, she steals every scene she is in.

What this installment was missing was more Tybalt, Raj, Guillian (which needs to wake up and stop being a brat).

I wonder what will happen with August, Sylvester and his family with the events that happened in this one. I'm not a Sylvester fan and it makes me mad the way Luna behaves with Toby.

A huge reveal happened almost at the end of A Killing Frost. I'm 100% sure it will have repercussions in all the books to come. I can't wait!

If you are a true fan of this series, you're going to enjoy this one.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by DAW via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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