Ashes of Honor (October Daye #6)
Still a winner!
First Read: April 25 th (2012)
Can I get a MEOW in Tybalt's honor? :D
WOW, WHAT A STORY!!
Okay, I have to admit that THIS series, is at the moment my favourite urban fantasy series ( in case the fangirling wasn't obvious enough..)
What's there not to like?
We have great characters, great stories, a BEAUTIFUL romance. YES, FINALLY!!!
I think that everyone that has been following this series, knows what I'm talking about! They're so...perfect for one another. I just fee ...more
The sixth installment of New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Toby Daye series, Ashes of Honor, returns us to San Francisco and the world of changeling October Daye.
It’s been a year since the events of the previous novel, One Salt Sea, and Toby still hasn’t fully recovered from the personal losses she sustained during that time. She’s been trying to keep her focus on her responsibilities as Sylvester’s knight and putting in hours training her ...more
13/04/2016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BB&B b/c we love this series.“You can’t save everyone and leave yourself lost, October. It isn’t fair. Not to you and not to the people who care about you.”
It’s been almost a year since the happening of the last book, and at the beginning of this book it would seem that the fae world has finally managed to break our October Daye. After everything she has lost, she has become reckless, having no care for the risks she takes. And all he...more
As with the entire series, this is an urban fantasy, not a paranormal romance. The romance is not absent, but it takes a back seat to characters and plot. In my attempt to not spoil anything, all I can say is I am fist pumping in the air like a mofo!
The overall direction of the plot left me a bit worried at first. How many times ...more
The October Day series is, hands-down, one of the best I've read. It offers everything I love - action, a rich, well-imagined world, and a fabulous cast of main & supporting characters. With the exception of A Local Habitation (which I liked, but didn't love), every book has become an instant favorite, and IMO, Ashes of Honor might just be the best yet.
The story picks up about a year after the events of book 5, One Salt Sea. October is still recovering from everything ...more
At this point, six books into the series, we've seen October's character make quite the transformation, both emotionally and physically. From orphaned changeling kid, wandering lost in the human world. To wife and mother, trying to play Fairy Bride. And finally, where we are today; to kickass hero and knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills, friend and ally to the King of Cats and Sea Witch, rescuer of lost kids, acquir ...more
Still recovering from the aftermath of her last case, Changeling PI, Toby Daye, is struggling to live up to her responsibilities. The last thing she wants or needs is a new investigation. But things never did run smoothly for Toby, so when a fellow knight approaches her with a request to find his missing daughter, she soon finds herself in pursuit of a young girl with the power to destroy all of Faerie if she isn't stopped.
Definitely the best installment in the series both ...more
"You can't save everyone and leave yourself lost, October. It isn't fair, not to you and not to the people who care about you." ~~ Tybalt/October
Every time I was on the Shadow Roads, Tybalt had me, or Tybalt was coming to get me out of the dark. No m ...more
This book was perfect, it had it all.
A buddy read with the fabulous UF fans at BB&B!
“It’s been a long time since I’ve loved someone, but I know what it feels like. When you turn from me, it hurts. When you think badly of me, I think badly of myself. When you do stupid, suicidal things, I want to slap you upside the head and demand to know how you can be so brilliant and so blind at the same time.” Tybalt’s expression was calm. “If that’s not love, what is it?”
What a fabulous addition to the October Daye series!!! Th ...more
(NOTE: I'm actually rating this one 5 1/2 Stars, even though it's not an actual option.)
When I finished Ashes of Honor last night, I was dancing on the seat of the Comfy Chair, fist-pumping, and yelling "Yes, YES, YEEEESSSS!!!" I can guarantee that this was not a pretty sight, but what else could I do? The book was definitely a home run for Seanan McGuire, and celebration was required! And for those who have been following this very good series, may I just say ...more
Anything that changes the way you feel is habit-forming, as anyone who’s ever dealt with someone who says, “It’s not addictive, really,” while reaching for their next fix can tell you.Pretty much all homes in SF are at least a million. I live in Seattle and my parents live in an ordinary house probably 2200-2500 square feet in a normal area and several years ago it was appraised at .75 million.
I love that their house is messy and cluttered. Not common for heroines in a novel. ...more
It is 3am (Sept 3), I am on pg 270, and Seanan McGuire is brilliant. But I have to go to sleep... Finished- I kept finding things to do to delay reaching the end, so it took 4 hours to read 83 pages. I could have given Ashes 5 stars by the end of the first chapter. By the end of the book, I was wishing Goodreads had a 5+ rating. Although McGuire does an incredible job ...more
I've inhaled the book and listened to the audiobook - yes, I'm a bit obsessed - which is how I devoured the first five books, so I continued the tradition. And Mary Robinette Kowal is the voice of Toby for me; she truly brings the characters to life.
Of the numerous Urban Fantasy series I am currently reading the October Daye series has become by far my favorite. Not only did Ashes of Honor solidify that fact but after reading that last chapter? Well, it made me into a fan-girl of epic pr ...more
So first off - Tybalt. Obviously. I just... *flails* ah, I loved that he gets page-time in this book, and proper page-time at that. (view spoiler)[I’m thrilled that Toby and Tybalt - finally - manage to be at the right place at the right time together, and this was just such a satisfying book for readers who have been ‘shipping them from the start. (hide spoiler)]
But it wasn’t just the romance subplot. One of the main re ...more
That said.... Oh, man, I really hate giving Seanan McGuire anythin ...more
1) I did definitely blow my entire book budget (HEHEHE, Like I have a budget) in one week.
2) I am still having a really hard time picking what book to read next because I love all these authors BUT I am so glad I decided to read Ashes of Honor because I gulp it down.
October Day, Toby, is asked by Etienne to find a missing Fae child that has disappeared. Etienne didn’t know he ...more
I feel a little bad that I am willing to forget Connor so quickly, but Tybalt has always fascinated me. His relationship with O ...more
A few months ago I reviewed One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire, and I praised it plenty. In particular, I made it a point to distinguish and commend McGuire for her writing skills which I felt was among the top in the genre, making her novels standout from the pack. It was with that in mind that I eagerly anticipated the next in the October Day series, Ashes of Honor , but can't help but be disappointed about a few aspects that I perceived worsened this ...more
ASHES OF HONOR is the newest release in Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series. This series has slowly become one of my absolute favorites in urban fantasy. It has fabulous world building, characters that constantly grow and adapt, and a storyline that continues to deepen and evolve with every book. These books are an auto buy for me and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
This book finds Toby in a very sad state. She is still heali ...more
It’s been a year since the events at the end of One Salt Sea — events that left October Daye deep in mourning. Since then, she’s been taking unnecessary risks and feeling directionless in her life. But now a new emergency has arisen that requires her attention. Etienne, a fellow knight of Sylvester’s court, has a changeling daughter he never knew about. He only just learned of her existence because she’s gone missing. ...more
That alone, should be hint enough on how I thought of this book... It was really good, even better than the last!!!
Seriously, I'm getting tired of hearing myself say this, but really, REALLY, this series just keeps on giving and keeps on getting ...more
Ashes of Honor, Book 6 in the October Daye series, takes place about a year after One Salt Sea. Toby has loved, lost, and is now trying to get back to normalcy. Of course, in Toby’s world “normalcy” includes solving cases and facing danger head on. And those who love her most fear that her luck could run out.
She takes on a case for Etienne to find his teenaged daughter, Chelsea, a changeling whose been kept a secret from Etienne for all of these years. Howeve ...more
A little too much Toby almost dying, but for the most part everything that happens makes sense. Plus we got to revisit Tamed Lightning, with much bonus Blunt!April. Plus there was Quentin and Raj as best friends and brothers in unofficial squire-dom. And Raj... oh Raj... (view spoiler)[Love the moment when he's so relieved Tybalt and Toby have come for him. In the long-abandoned world of Faerie. RAJ. (hide spoiler)]
And also, this one had all the Tybalt. Whi ...more
An amazing adventure and we get to know more about Tybalt.
Toby being Toby.. a magnet for trouble was hired to find a missing teenage changeling.
And poor Tybalt.. getting bloodied most of the time with her.
And troubles with his own court. :(
Love all the secondary characters in the book as well.
The only thing that I hate about this book will be the agony and frustration that the author had put me through for the relationship of Toby and Tybalt.
Damn faes and their cryptic talks.
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
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“Why are you telling me this?” I whispered.
“Because we’re probably going to die today.” He waved his free hand toward the street. “I’ve always tried not to lie to you; I’ve seen how you react when others do. Dying without telling you how I felt would be lying. I’ve been patient. I’ve given you time to recognize my feelings, and I’ve seen you choose a man who loved the girl you were, not the woman you are. Now he’s gone, and I can’t be patient anymore. I love you, October. I’ll be sorry if we die here, but I won’t be sorry I helped you… and I won’t be sorry I finally told you.”
“Cats never regret anything,” he said, and he turned and kissed me.”
“Meow,” said Tybalt, deadpan.”