An Artificial Night

An Artificial Night

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New York Times-bestselling October Daye series - Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire - "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" --Felicia Day 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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • DAW BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0756406269
  • 9780756406264
  • 87,365

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"[An Artificial Night] is wildly and beautifully descriptive, with scenes that will simply take your breath away...the third installment in the October Daye series is even better (if that could be believed) than the prior two. Author Seanan McGuire seems to have hit her stride and should enjoy a long career." Sacramento Book Review
"Book three of the October Daye series is the strongest to date as McGuire picks up the action and rolls an assortment of nursery rhymes, fairy tales and folklore into a taut urban fantasy that holds your interest to the last." Monsters & Critics
"I'm enamored of the world the author has created and continues to build on in each successive book. It s vast and vivid and so very alive to me." The Literate Kitty
"An Artificial Night is a terrific entry in the series, showcasing McGuire's impressive skills with character and plot alike. She is quickly establishing herself as one of the major new talents in urban fantasy and horror." SFRevu"
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About Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about anyplace capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren't). Early exposure to a vast number of books left her with a lifelong affection for the written word, and led, perhaps inevitably, to her writing books of her own, starting somewhere around the age of eleven. The October Daye novels are her first urban fantasy series, and the InCryptid novels are her second series, both published by DAW and bother of which 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; Rosemary and Rue, the first novel in the October Daye series, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year. You can visit her at www.seananmcguire.com.
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Praise for the October Daye series:

"The top of my urban-paranormal series list ! I am so invested in the worldbuilding and the characters.... The romance is real and awesome, but doesn't overshadow the adventure." -Felicia Day

"I can't believe McGuire can come up with another adventure as riveting as this one . But then I say that after every book in this series." -SFRevu

"McGuire has never lacked for courage in her writing.... The phenomenally inventive October Daye series showcases her narrative daring and ingenuity beautifully." - RT Reviews

"Prepare to be dazzled.... Like the best of urban fantasy, with each reveal and mystery solved, Toby's world grows ever more enticing. As seductive as faerie itself , this is one series I could never give up." -All Things Urban Fantasy

"These books are like watching half a season of your favorite television series all at once .... More than anything else, it's the fun of it all that's kept me returning to McGuire's books and to this series." -SF Signal

"The plot is strong, the characterization is terrific, the tragedies hurt...and McGuire's usual beautiful writing and dark humor are present and accounted for. This has become one of my favorite urban fantasy series." -Fantasy Literature

"With Ashes of Honor , McGuire has crafted a deeply personal and intense story that will keep you on the edge, hoping to be pushed over. In my opinion, it is, hands down, the best Toby to date." -The Ranting Dragon

"An urban fantasy detective series featuring a resourceful female detective.... [October Daye] should appeal to fans of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files as well as the novels of Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs , and similar authors." - Library Journal
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13,359 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 39% (5,253)
4 42% (5,549)
3 17% (2,250)
2 2% (237)
1 1% (70)
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