October Daye

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,404 ratings

Rosemary and Rue Publisher's Summary

The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October “Toby” Daye, rejecting it completely.

After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas. The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.

©2010 Seanan McGuire (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Rosemary and Rue

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 1
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,868
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,614
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,623

    The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fairy tale with grit.

    • By Jan on 06-14-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • A Local Habitation

    • An October Daye Novel
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

    October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, most changelings are second-class children of Faerie spending their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic book!

    • By Marci on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • An Artificial Night

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 3
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938

    Changeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October “Toby” Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now Toby must take on a nightmarish new assignment. Someone is stealing both fae and mortal children — and all signs point to Blind Michael. When the young son of Toby’s closest friends is snatched from their Northern California home and his sister falls into a coma-like state, the situation becomes way too personal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Fairy Story I've Ever Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 4

    • Late Eclipses

    • An October Daye Novel
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    Two years ago, October “Toby” Daye believed she could leave the world of Faerie behind. She was wrong. Now she finds herself in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, sharing an apartment with her Fetch, and maintaining an odd truce with Tybalt, the local King of Cats. It’s a delicate balance - one that’s shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble. Lily, Lady of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by a mysterious, seemingly impossible illness, leaving her fiefdom undefended. Struggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects, Toby must confront her own past....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable.

    • By Bryan S. on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • One Salt Sea

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 5
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    October “Toby” Daye is finally doing all right. She’s settling into her new role as the Countess of Goldengreen; she’s actually dating again; she’s even agreed to take on Quentin as her official squire. Life is looking up all around - and that inevitably means it’s time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best October Daye book so far

    • By a on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • Ashes of Honor

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 6
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875

    It’s been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities - training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester’s knight, and paying the bills - but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse, Toby’s just been asked to find another missing child…only this time it’s the changeling daughter of her fellow knight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Series

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • Chimes at Midnight

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 7
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly excellent !!!

    • By nancy olean on 09-04-13

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 8

    • The Winter Long

    • October Daye, Book 8
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic as always

    • By janet on 09-03-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • A Red-Rose Chain

    • October Daye, Book 9
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745

    Things are looking up. For the first time in what feels like years, October "Toby" Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life - and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Jennifer Wadsworth on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • Once Broken Faith

    • October Daye, Book 10
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743

    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. Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Two stars for missing novella

    • By Caitlin on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 11

    • The Brightest Fell

    • October Daye, Book 11
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    When Toby's mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do...until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes. Now, Toby doesn't have a choice about whether or not she does as her mother asks. Not with Jazz and Tybalt's lives hanging in the balance. But who could possibly help her find a pureblood she's never met, one who's been missing for over 100 years?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mother From Hell and the Start of a Redemption

    • By Michalena on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 12

    • Night and Silence

    • October Daye, Book 12
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Story, Powerful Performance

    • By Michael Charboneau on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95