A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire

November 24th, 2023 Kimberly Review 13 Comments

24th Nov

In A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire Faerie’s archaic marriage traditions, have Toby searching for Simon Torquill, who isn’t her biological father but by faerie law is her father. This time, Tybalt won’t be accompanying her, and she’ll find more than anyone bargained for. If you haven’t begun the October Daye series, I highly suggest you begin!

A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire
A Killing Frost
by Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye #14
Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal
Length: 11 hours and 48 minutes
Source: Purchase
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When October is informed that Simon Torquill—legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions—must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.

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A Killing Frost is the fourteenth audiobook in the October Daye urban fantasy series. I have been devouring the series all year and plan to finish with the newest one. Like most urban fantasy, the series is best listened to in the order of its release. Mary Robinette Kowal narrates and does so brilliantly. I love her voices for these characters.

Wedding plans are underway when Toby learns of an archaic rule. Her father must attend the ceremony or it could cause the Court of the Mists political turmoil. Of course, those in her circle didn’t tell her because if you don’t know, you don’t know… but now she knows!

Toby is warned not to take Tybalt. You can imagine how pleased he was with this news. So she takes Mae, her fetch, and Quintin, her squire. The tale that unfolds was so good with twists, blood, death, treachery, reunions, friendships and more.

I laughed, got mad, whooped aloud, and completely lost myself in the listening. Toby has a habit of jumping first, was unleashed without Tybalt to urge caution and lordy, she made me nervous.

I am in awe of the complex world McGuire has created, and here you see the full scope of that world and its complexities. She is one of my favorite authors for this reason. Her worlds and characters are brilliant and paced perfectly to pull the listener in and never let go.

A tale not to be missed! I confess I immediately picked up the next audiobook.

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About Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats. Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the "Velveteen vs." superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.

About Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Spare Man,The Glamourist Histories series, Ghost Talkers, and the Lady Astronaut Universe. She is part of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Uncanny, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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