Connor O'Dell is in a political marriage with Sylvester Torquill’s daughter, Rayseline Torquill—to tie Shadowed Hills with the undersea Duchy of Saltmist. October Daye is an old flame of his from childhood.
Biography / BackgroundEdit
Connor and Toby Backstory Edit
Connor and October Daye had a few sweet, fumbling encounters in the gardens until his family finally objected to the idea of him being involved with a Changeling. He said he was sorry; October responded by marrying a human who would never say he couldn’t love her because her blood wasn’t pure enough.
Ocupation / Titles / Position Edit
- Selkie noble of the Duchy of Saltmist
- Consort & Husband to Rayseline Torquill
Abilities, Powers, Skills Edit
- Selkie shape-/skin-shifting
- Basic glamors
- Strongly feels to draws of loyality.
- Care-free & easy-going
- Strong desire to do 'the right thing'
- Shadowed Hills
- Luna Torquill gives Connor a basket of love-lies-a-bleeding and love-in-idleness to beg him to love her daughter.
- Connor is Toby's childhood sweetheart.
|Toby Daye||love interest||Changeling; Knight Errant;||childhood sweetheart;|
|Rayseline Torquill||wife||Sylvester Torquill's daughter||arranged political marriage|
|Sylvester Torquill||father-in-law||Duke of Shadowed Hills|
|Luna Torquill||mother-in-law||Duchess of Shadowed Hills|
Events in the Series (Spoilers) Edit
Use the book title at the opening of each paragraph as a "Spoiler Warning".
✥ In Rosemary and Rue, was hiding in Luna Torquill's Garden of Glass Roses when Toby entered. They talked a bit, the last thing he said was that Luna wanted him to fall in love with her daughter. It's why she gave him a huge vase filled with love-lies-bleeding and love-lies-dying and six kinds of love-in-idleness. Toby encounters Connor at Goldengreen. He was sent by Sylvester Torquill to find her since he hadn't heard from her (even though Devin told her he called Sylvester). Lily suggested he might find her there. Evening showed Connor how to turn on the lights in case something happened. 
✥ By One Salt Sea Connor and Toby are lovers. He assists her, torn between his loyalties to the Under Sea and to Toby, in saving Gillian. He dies saving her life.
Book References Edit
External References Edit
- Seanan McGuire: The Toby Daye FAQ ~ Author's site
- Seanan McGuire: Fairy Tale Survival FAQ ~ Author's site
- Seanan McGuire's Discussion Board • Index page
- October Daye series - Urban Fantasy Wiki - Series information page
- Fang-tastic Fiction: Seanan McGuire: OCTOBER DAYE Series - summary of entire series including world-building.
- October Daye Series ~ Shelfari (character lists, setting, glossaries, quotes, etc.)
- Carpewiki - October Daye Series ~ Wiki
- October Daye - Television Tropes & Idioms
- Galavanting Girl Books: Breakdown of a Heroine - October Daye