Review: A Killing Frost


Now in hardcover, the fourteenth novel of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series

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.


Warning! Mild spoilers below.

A Killing Frost is the fourteenth installment in the October Daye series. In this installment, Toby has to find Simon Torquill. It’s not only because Toby made a deal with the Luidaeg but it’s because Toby needs to invite Simon to her wedding. The reason is Simon is considered her legal father through the eyes of Faerie and needs to invite him otherwise he can claim offense which is not a good thing in Faerie. Of course, there’s still the problem of Simon being lost with pieces of his memory missing. Now he’s the old Simon who hates Toby.

Overall, A Killing Frost was another great adventure in the series. Just when you think we finally closed a couple of story plots, Seanan McGuire manages to cook more up! Looks like we won’t be seeing the end of the October Daye series for a long time. Not that I’m complaining, I’m really looking forward to see what one particular plot twist will bring to the series. Leave it to Seanan McGuire figuring out ways to keep us hooked!


*I received A Killing Frost from DAW via NetGalley in return for an honest review.*


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