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Now the twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times best-selling Toby Daye urban fantasy series!  

Things are not okay.  

In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest.  

What she doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. What she doesn't need is to be accused of kidnapping her own child by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, who seems to be harboring secrets of her own. There's no question of whether she'll take the case. The only question is whether she's emotionally prepared to survive it.  

Signs of Faerie's involvement is everywhere, and it's going to take all Toby's nerve and all her allies to get her through this web of old secrets, older hatreds, and new deceits. If she can't find Gillian before time runs out, her own child will pay the price.   

Two questions remain: Who in Faerie remembered Gillian existed? And what do they stand to gain?   

No matter how this ends, Toby's life will never be the same.

©2018 Seanan McGuire (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Powerful Story, Powerful Performance

October Daye’s story continues in the book 12 and makes us re-examine many things that have come before. Seanan again makes us thinks of relationships of all types as the characters clash and give support. For anyone new to the series and thinking of jumping in with the latest, I advise you start with book 1. This book requires an investment of the story so far.

Mary Robinette Kowel’s performance on this book is strong (with the possible exception of Marcia, and that may have been a directors choice). This is not simply a reading, but voice acting and the emotional climax of the book is as engaging as an audio drama.

The only disappointment is that the short story promised on the cover art (presumably taken from the hardcover) is not included.

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Maybe I missed it...

Loved the novel, and maybe I missed it but the recording didn't seem to include the short story shown on the cover.

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Great...but missing the novella!😥

First, I enjoyed the book. Toby and friends are endearing as ever. Tybalt suffering PTSD was heartbreaking. I was expecting the King of Cats to be his usual sardonic,sexy self. The narrator did not please me at all in voicing him.
The Sea Witch as always satisfied...but again the voice narration was not enjoyable.
There is a great reveal and I wonder what direction it will take Toby's destiny. Her family is changing... literally.
Now I bought this expecting the novella and didn't get it. That ALONE will have me NOT continue with Audible after my trial is over. What a shame since I was a devoted customer for years in the past.
Enjoy this adventure with Toby and the gang!

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Have listened to all 12. She phoned this one in.

Not bad, but I have listened to all 12. She phoned this one in. Hope next one is better.

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Still love , but

A good book, but the time has come to stop working to catch new readers up in this series. Too much redundancy. Takes away from the story flow.

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Thrilled with this.

Almost a wrap of her previous adventures but still with room for a few new ones. I liked it very much. The narration is terrific as well. Consistent accents and paceing.

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another excellent October Daye Adventure

This may be my favorite one yet; fast paced, twists, turns, and, hopefully, foreshadowing of more great adventures to come. The author paints an story, and the narrator/performer is excellent at portraying the characters and the story lines

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Still a Great Series!

After reading a lukewarm review, I was worried that the series was going to go the way of others, and fizzle out, but my opinion contradicts that of the lukewarm reviewer.

I'll admit, it wasn't my favorite of the series, but it certainly wasn't bad. I think my only complaint would be my desire for more of that humorous sparring between Toby and Tybalt. Once you know the plot, it's obvious why it was missing... but I look forward to its return!

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love this world so much!

I love this series, the only sad thing is that I have to wait another year for the next one!!

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Best Series Ever

I don't say that lightly, this series is the one (of the hundreds I read), that I truly fall completely into and never want to come out again. Perfect combination of writing and narration.