Ashes of Honor — Book Six in the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.

Author's Description Edit

October "Toby" Daye is still reeling from the death of her lover, Connor O'Dell , and the loss of her daughter, Gillian Marks, to the mortal world. It seems like no matter how hard she struggles to get her feet back underneath herself, something is always coming along to knock her down again. She's pretty sure she's found rock bottom...

...but apparently rock bottom has yet to find her. There's been another kidnapping: this time, the daughter of her friend and colleague, Sir Etienne of Shadowed Hills, is missing. The trouble is, he didn't even know the girl existed until she was gone. Worse yet, no one knows quite why a kidnapper would want a changeling teenager. Toby will have to move fast, or this will be one missing child story that doesn't have a happy ending.

Ashes of Honor is the sixth book in the October Daye series, a modern urban fantasy set in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Faerie Kingdom of the Mists which overlays Northern California. It was released in North America by DAW Books on September 4th, 2012. ~ Seanan McGuire: Ashes of Honor

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Characters, Fae Types, PlacesEdit

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Characters Fae Types Places, Misc
October "Toby" Daye Changeling Duchy of Shadowed Hills
Connor O'Dell Selkie
Chelsea Changeling
Sir Etienne of Shadowed Hills Tuatha de Dannan Shadowed Hills
Duke Sylvester Torquill Daoine Sidhe Duchy of Shadowed Hills
Tybalt Cait Sidhe Kingdom of Dreaming Cats
Quentin Daoine Sidhe
Raj Cait Sidhe
Gillian Marks
Connor O'Dell
Anne O'Toole (Tybalt's wife)

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It's been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day's sleep. She's tried to focus on her responsibilities—training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester's knight, and paying the bills—but she can't help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters.

To make matters worse, Toby's just been asked to find another missing child...only this time it's the changeling daughter of her fellow knight, Etienne, who didn't even know he was a father until the girl went missing. Her name is Chelsea. She's a teleporter, like her father. She's also the kind of changeling the old stories warn about, the kind with all the strength and none of the control. She's opening doors that were never meant to be opened, releasing dangers that were sealed away centuries before—and there's a good chance she could destroy Faerie if she isn't stopped.

Now Toby must find Chelsea before time runs out, racing against an unknown deadline and through unknown worlds as she and her allies try to avert disaster. But danger is also stirring in the Court of Cats, and Tybalt may need Toby's help with the biggest challenge he's ever faced.

Toby thought the last year was bad. She has no idea. ~ Seanan McGuire: Ashes of Honor

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October Daye Stories

Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate EclipsesOne Salt SeaAshes of HonorChimes at MidnightThe Winter LongA Red-Rose ChainOnce Broken FaithThe Brightest FellNight and Silence

Short stories

Rat-Catcher (#0.6)Through This House (#4.5)In Sea-Salt Tears (#5.1)No Sooner Met (#6.2)Never Shines the Sun (#7.1)Forbid the Sea (#7.2)Heaps of Pearl (#8.1)The Fixed Stars (#8.5)Full of Briars (#9.3)Dreams and Slumbers (#10.5)Of Things Unknown (#11.5)Suffer a Sea-Change (#12.1)

Patreon stories

In Little Stars (#0.5)Stage of Fools (#7.3)The Voice of Lions (#7.4)The Act of Hares (#7.5)Instruments of Darkness (#7.6)With Honest Trifles (#7.7)In Deepest Consequences (#7.8)Jealous in Honor (#7.9)Quick in Quarrel (#7.91)Shore to Shore (#8.2)Write in Water (#8.3)And Thrice Again (#8.32)Live in Brass (#8.4)The Ambitious Ocean (#8.5)These Antique Fables (#11.1)