One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
October "Toby" Daye is settling into her new role as Countess of Goldengreen. She's actually dating again, and she's taken on Quentin as her squire. So, of course, it's time for things to take a turn for the worse.
Someone has kidnapped the sons of the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must find the missing boys and prove...more
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The other books deserve 5 stars too but this one!!! OMG!
When everyone told me the series only gets better I admit, I was a bit doubtful. I mean, I already loved it, what more could I get?!
Oh, how wrong I was!
Yes, boys and girls, this series is really as good as they say. I haven't cried so much at a book in a long time and I admit, I love it!
I fell in love with all the characters, even the bad ones, and I hate to see some of them go. But that is life, I guess.
Anyway, it's the kind ...more
And yeah, I have to say it - I adore Tybalt. Does anyone not adore Tybalt?
After the events of this book, I do look forward to the next installme ...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
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
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
All in all, pretty great. Reading the next one immediately.
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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
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
When the Duchess of Satlmist's sons are abducted and she accuses the Queen of the Mists of the crime, October "Toby" Daye has her hands full trying to prevent a war between the land and the sea. As Toby follows the clues, she soon realizes that they lead in a disturbing direction and the culprit is someone not averse to striking closer to home than Toby expects.
This series is gaining in momentum and there are some significant developments in this installment that will obviousl ...more
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
Another winner and an emotional ride!
The Toby Daye series has fast turned into a must read series for me and one where I’ve become very attached to the characters and One Salt Sea is another instalment that just ladles on the love. Yet again McGuire builds on the world, telling us more of the rules that bind the land of Faerie and introducing us to yet more characters whilst strengthening the relationships of those that we already know. One S ...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
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
The Undersea leader's children have been kidnapped and all evidence points suddenly to (view spoiler)[ Raysel (hide spoiler)]. The sea is going to declare war with Saltmist's Queen because they believe she may be behind it. October's job is to help prevent war, the sea witches bill comes to call and this is what Toby needs to do for her. Things though take a turn for the worst when (view spoiler)[ Toby's daughter is also kidna ...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
Conflict among allies has receded to a few witty exchanges, and much of th ...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