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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Book Review: The Brightest Fell (October Daye Book 11) by Seanan McGuire

The Brightest Fell (October Daye Book 11)
by Seanan McGuire
September 5, 2017
Publisher: DAW
368 pages
ISBN: 9780756413316
Contains an original bonus novella, Of Things Unknown!

Things are slow, and October “Toby” Daye couldn’t be happier about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden Windermere is settling into her position as Queen in the Mists, and Toby doesn’t have anything demanding her attention except for wedding planning and spending time with her family.

Maybe she should have realized that it was too good to last.

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 a hundred years?

Enter Simon Torquill, elf-shot enemy turned awakened, uneasy ally. Together, the two of them must try to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the Mists: what happened to Amandine’s oldest daughter, August, who disappeared in 1906.

This is one missing person case Toby can’t afford to get wrong.

October is planning for her wedding to the King of the Cats, Tybalt, and being with her family. But her mother, appears demanding she find her first daughter, a pureblood sister that October never knew about who was fathered by Simon. T
o get her lover and family member back, October has Sylvester awaken his brother, Simon. Together they go to the sea witch to get the means to find August. So, begins a quest; a hero’s journey to find and bring home October’s half-sister before her mother does harm to October’s family. Plus, along the way, she learns that Simon may not be the nasty villain she'd always believed him to be.

Seanan McGuire has never failed to keep me reading, riveted to the pages until the end. The characters are interesting with many layers. The October Daye series is comfort food for the fantasy/urban fantasy fan; with that added spice. The 11th book just confirms it.

I give The Brightest Fell (October Daye Book 11) 5 sheep.

Pamela Kinney

About the Author:
Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about any place capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren't). Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; Rosemary and Rue, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year.


  1. Sounded good to me and your review just confirmed it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Sweet! Thanks for the giveaway and review of this.