One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
October "Toby" Daye is finally doing all right—and that inevitably means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the 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 Qu ...more
4.75 Salty Tear Stars
Color me invested in this series, I’m pretty sure that is some sort of pink color reminiscent of a sunrise and it smells a little like a blend of pennyroyal and copper
Just so we are clear I AM IN….I think the last book was the one that pretty well sold me on the October Daye series but THIS is the book the put the last nail in that coffin and now I will ride this out until the very e ...more
A buddy read with my Fae friends at BB&B!!!
Why, Seanan McGuire, WHYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?! We all know that we, as readers, should be able to keep some emotional, "audience" distance from the books we read, because, after all, they are fiction, separate from us, something someone wrote and we should just appreciate the creativity and ability of the author to put thoughts and emotions to paper... Yes, it is good when there is a connection, but really, we should just empathize with the fi ...more
And yeah, I have to say it - I adore Tybalt. Does anyone not adore Tybalt?
06/04/2016 Yay, it's our weekly October Daye Buddy Read!!!!
“Everything has a cost, October; remember that. It may be a long time before the bill comes due, but everything has a cost.”
With this instalment, Toby is needed to stop a war. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the Duchess Dianda Lorden, the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist, and the Luidaeg has requested Toby’s skills in finding the missing children. And she also needs to prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind the...more
After the events of this book, I do look forward to the next installme ...more
Another awesome novel in the OD series! It's both my favourite book in it so far and the least favourite one. Yeah, Seanan McGuire is good like that. That kind of conflict is rare these days.
The reasons why I hated the book are all connected to Connor O'Dell - Toby's childhood sweetheart. I had problems with his involvement with Toby from the beginning. He's just too... weak is not the right word, more like too soft for her. she rolls right over ...more
This is a lot to deal with, and now there’s a new problem in Faerie. The two sons of a mermaid Duchess have been kidnapped. Unless they can be found, the sea fae will declare war upon those of the land, with disastrous casualties for both sides. If anyone ...more
One of the things I love about this series is the incredibly detailed worldbuilding. I've read many series involving the Fae but this one seems particularly vivid a ...more
The fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, One Salt Sea picks up one month after the events of book four, Late Eclipses. A changeling (part fae, part human) knight turned Countess, October “Toby” Daye’s life is finally beginning to take on some semblance of “normal”—she’s becoming more comfortable with her role as nobility, actually dating again, and her life is starting to look up. That is, until war is threa ...more
We get to explore a new area of faerie this time, one that Toby doesn’t know much about. A couple of the established characters have connections to the Undersea, though, which brings up some interesting complications. There are plenty of twists that involve purely land-based drama as well, including several major shocks to both To ...more
If you haven’t read any of the October Daye series, you are seriously missing out, as Toby Daye is my all-time favorite Urban Fantasy heroine! I don’t say that lightly, as I like a lot of Urban Fantasy. But McGuire’s books set in San Francisco and the world of Faerie stand out among the UF crowd because of her taut writing, fascinating characters, and complex plots. Toby is one of the most compelling heroines I’ve read, mainly becaus ...more
One Salt Sea finds Toby a tad more adept at researching clues - if only because she’s now willing to call in people with real expertise. That mitigates her fumbling, round-about methods. She’s ...more
All in all, pretty great. Reading the next one immediately.
More thoughts: http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/20...
Dear Seanan: I do not think you have to worry. o_O
I've put some of that down to Toby being relatively "happy" compared to how we have seen her to date, and consequently, the book lacked a certain amount of conflict, which for me, keeps things lively, and which we ...more
Like previous books in the series, children play a very important role in the plot. I didn’t really notice how many children were in the story until after it was over, but I w ...more
Conflict among allies has receded to a few witty exchanges, and much of th ...more
* Another fast paced read.
* We are introduced to the Undersea. Toby travels underwater to investigate kidnappings. 5 books in and we are still getting introduced to a new world. Way to keep the series fresh!
* A new world comes with new characters to enjoy.
* I was worried we wouldn't get enough Tybalt. But I was happy with the time we get with him. Once again he comes to her aid.
* The ...more
To say that i like this series is a understatement. There are things one instinctively likes. Or not. To me it was the first case. I ...more
October's adventures this time see her trying to prevent a war between the land and the sea, this, in turn, see's her travelling underwater, something we all know at this point she won't enjoy!
Rayseline, still the bitch, Dugan, still the git, and both cause so much hurt in this book, it just makes me want to strangle them! Quentin, adorable as always, ...more
Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and ...more