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A Killing Frost

October Daye, Book 14
Written by: Seanan McGuire
Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
Series: October Daye, Book 14
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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The 14th novel of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times best-selling 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.

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  • dissipatedfog
  • 2020-09-25

Better than the last, but missing novella

After The Unkindest Tide, I considered breaking up with this series, but I love the world so much that I had to give this one a listen and I'm glad I did. Overall it's one of the most satisfying in the series and I'm curious to see what happens next. My only big complaint is that the novella is once again not part of the audiobook. Most, if not all, of the books in this series have a novella in the print versions. These novellas have storylines that are pertinent to the series overall, but so far only The Unkindest Tide includes it in the audiobook. I was hoping this was going to happen going forward, but apparently that was a one-time thing. It's frustrating to not get all of the content included in the print versions.

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  • Luna
  • 2020-10-04

book 14 and this series is still going strong.

Really good. this is the 14th book in the series, and it continues to be intriguing and interesting. this one included some major plot twists, so I would not recommend picking this one up before reading the series. but thus continues to be one of my favorite series, and there is no indication of it slowing down. I cannot wait for the next one. The only thing I am sad about is that Audible has not included the Novella. I hope they consider doing that at some point . I would even be willing to pay extra for that.

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  • Blodeuedd
  • 2020-10-12

Toby on another adventure

I do love my Toby books, and 3 books ago I went over to the audio side. So yes I am a bit stuck in my own head still, and I am still not sure about Tybalt (kind of how I felt about Curran when I went over to audio there). But Kowal is doing such an excellent job. I am so glad I went over to audio. Toby and Tybalt are still not married, and he wants it done now! But, faerie law is stupid, and she is told that Simon has to be there. Simon, that complete asshat. So she has to go find him. Adventure time with friends. Danger a plenty. Faerie being faerie. And blood being spilled. I do love this series and it is still going strong, though I truly hope that Tybalt and Toby will get married soon, oh and that they will be happy! That poor woman needs a happy ending. Oh and something happens here that made me go all whaaaat! Awesome series, what are you waiting for? And yes the narrator is great, audio is a great way of experiencing this series. Her Toby is the only Toby I can hear now

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  • Liana
  • 2020-09-27

AMAZING AS EVER!!!!!

I absolutely LOVED this book! I won't spoilt it, but suffice to say, something I never thought would happen in the series, actually happened! can't wait for the next book!!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-09-27

A decent story with a rough start.

When going on a quest, with no emergency or immediate threat, she just got dressed and took her knife. No grabbing of gear for the squire that she is swinging by to pick up, no snacks or water, no emergency kit, nada. That made this book hard to get into, and the end seemed too abrupt.

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  • mat
  • 2020-09-20

Good, but somwhat underwhelming.

Both The Unkindest Tide and A Killing Frost have conclusions to plot points that have been in the making sense the very beginning. Which is awesome, however, the conclusions are somewhat anticlimactic. Don't get me wrong I like both books, but considering how long we were waiting for them to happen i was kinda expecting something a bit more epic. I mean it took Toby about two seconds to find a character, most of which was just sitting around waiting for them to walk down some stairs. Not to mention that she wasn't even looking for them in the first place. I don't know... it just kind of feels like that Seanan is done with these books and she is trying to tie up all the loose ends as quickly as possible. I might be wrong, probably am, but it's how i feel right now. We will have to wait until the next book, I guess, to see if i am right or wrong.

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  • larissa leftenant
  • 2020-10-22

SURPRISE!

Great story line, full of twists and turns! No spoilers here it’s a great read I would definitely suggest it.

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  • Andromeda Ky
  • 2020-10-14

What a ride!

This series always manages to surprise and delight me. This one is no different. A seemingly random piece of fae etiquette sends the MC off on another adventure...with a huge payoff at the end. I am so excited to see how this book affects things going forward.

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  • HappyMom
  • 2020-10-09

Amazing

I love this series. Somehow Seanan Mcguire keeps these characters growing and fresh through every chronicle. This series had always kept my attention but I have to say A Killing Frost added some bits of humor that were better than ever. I actually snorted...all I can say is October and the sea witch on a beach...make sure you're really listening.

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  • janet
  • 2020-10-04

Always my favorite one

Everytime I finish one of these books in this series, I am sure it was my favorite. Love these books!