SFF

The Unkindest Tide

DAW. (October Daye, Bk. 13). Sept. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9780756415075. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780756412555. FANTASY
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For the immortal Luidaeg, it’s time to call in the debt of the Selkies. To fulfill it, she calls in another: October “Toby” Daye also owes the Luideag, and she will be a part of the convocation in which the Selkies will meet the Luidaeg’s price, ready or not. Toby, fiancé Tybalt, and a few others travel to the Duchy of Ships to finish the work. But no job with Toby is ever simple. Dianda Lorden is arrested by her brother for treason and stages a coup against her duchy, then one of the Selkie clan leaders is stripped of her skin and murdered. And the debt being called in will affect Toby’s daughter, Gillian, as well. An intricate plot, populated by witty characters leads readers down a steep path into a watery, treacherous land of Fae.
VERDICT The 13th outing for Daye is just as fresh and exciting as the first. McGuire has built a complex world, where seemingly loose ends are woven tightly into the series. Highly recommended.

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