Seanan McGuire - One Salt Sea (Toby Daye Book 5) - Little, Brown Book Group

One Salt Sea (Toby Daye Book 5)

By Seanan McGuire

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

One Salt Sea is the fifth 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.

October "Toby" Daye is finally doing all right. She's settling into her new role as the Countess of Goldengreen; she's actually dating again; she's even agreed to take on Quentin as her official squire. Life is looking up all around-and that inevitably means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse.
Someone has kidnapped the sons of Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. She'll need all her tricks and the help of all her allies if she wants to make it through this in one piece.
Toby's search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves, and her deadline is firm: she must find the boys in three days' time, or all of the Mists will pay the price. But someone is determined to stop her-and whoever it is isn't playing by Oberon's Laws...
As the battle grows more and more personal, one thing is chillingly clear. When Faerie goes to war, not everyone will walk away.

Biographical Notes

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). The October Daye novels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptid novels are her second series, both have put her in the New York Times bestseller list. Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also writes under the name Mira Grant. She is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781472120113
  • Publication date: 03 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Corsair
Orbit

The Two of Swords: Part 19

K. J. Parker
Authors:
K. J. Parker

"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit."A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. Further instalments released monthly.

Orbit

The Two of Swords: Part 18

K. J. Parker
Authors:
K. J. Parker

"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit."A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. The first three parts of The Two of Swords will arrive in March 2014, with further instalments to be released monthly.

Orbit

The Remnant

Charlie Fletcher
Authors:
Charlie Fletcher
Orbit

A Blade of Black Steel

Alex Marshall
Authors:
Alex Marshall
Orbit

Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1

Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Authors:
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Orbit

Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 2

Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Authors:
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Corsair

Once Broken Faith (Toby Daye Book 10)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire
Corsair

A Red-Rose Chain (Toby Daye Book 9)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

Things are looking up.For the first time in what feels like years, Toby Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life - and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change.Or not. When Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep by agents from the neighboring Kingdom of Silences, Toby finds herself in a role she never expected to play: that of a diplomat. She must travel to Portland, Oregon, to convince King Rhys of Silences not to go to war against the Mists. But nothing is that simple, and what October finds in Silences is worse than she would ever have imagined.How far will Toby go when lives are on the line, and when allies both old and new are threatened by a force she had never expected to face again? How much is October willing to give up, and how much is she willing to change? In Faerie, what's past is never really gone.It's just waiting for an opportunity to pounce.

Orbit

Hope and Red

Jon Skovron
Authors:
Jon Skovron
Orbit

The Paradox

Charlie Fletcher
Authors:
Charlie Fletcher
Corsair

A Local Habitation (Toby Daye Book 2)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire
Corsair

An Artificial Night (Toby Daye Book 3)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

Changeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October "Toby" Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now Toby must take on a nightmarish new assignment. Someone is stealing both fae and mortal children-and all signs point to Blind Michael. When the young son of Toby's closest friends is snatched from their Northern California home, Toby has no choice but to track the villains down, even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael's realm-home of the legendary Wild Hunt-and no road may be taken more than once. If she cannot escape with all the children before the candle that guides and protects her burns away, Toby herself will fall prey to Blind Michael's inescapable power.And it doesn't bode well for the success of her mission that her own personal Fetch, May Daye-the harbinger of Toby's own death-has suddenly turned up on her doorstep...An Artificial Night is the third installment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.

Corsair

Ashes of Honor (Toby Daye Book 6)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

The sixth instalment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.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, but she can't help feeling like her world is crumbling around her - and her increasingly reckless behaviour 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. Chelsea is the kind of changeling the old stories warn about: the ones 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.Toby thought the last year was bad. She has no idea.

Corsair

Chimes at Midnight (Toby Daye Book 7)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire
Corsair

Late Eclipses (Toby Daye Book 4)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire
Corsair

The Winter Long (Toby Daye Book 8)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.She was wrong.It's time to learn the truth.

Corsair

Rosemary and Rue (Toby Daye Book 1)

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

The first instalment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival: but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born.Outsiders from birth, these children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or in the case of October 'Toby' Daye, rejecting the fae completely. Toby has retreated into a 'normal' life - spending her nights stocking shelves at a San Francisco grocery store and her days asleep in her downtown apartment.But when Countess Evening Winterroseis murdered, Toby finds herself drawn abruptly back into the world she thought she'd left behind. It's going to take everything she's got just to stay alive, and the stakes are higher than anyone has guessed . . .

Orbit

The Ripper Affair

Lilith Saintcrow
Authors:
Lilith Saintcrow
Corsair

Half-Off Ragnarok

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn't expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend--Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats--is starting to get suspicious.Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone...The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner.Of course, so do the talking mice.

Orbit

Justice

Ian Irvine
Authors:
Ian Irvine