This is a list of October Daye books, written by Seanan McGuire.
- Rosemary and Rue (2009)
- A Local Habitation (2010)
- An Artificial Night (2010)
- Late Eclipses (2011)
- One Salt Sea (2011)
- Ashes of Honor (2012)
- Chimes at Midnight (2013)
- The Winter Long (2014)
- A Red-Rose Chain (2015)
- Once Broken Faith (9/2016)
- The Brightest Fell (9/2017)
- Night and Silence
- When Sorrows Come
Short Stories Edit
Listed in suggested reading order. Teasers as shown on Author's website.
In the year 1666, a young Prince of Cats named Rand dwelt peacefully in Londontown with his beloved sisters, Jill and Colleen. He spent his nights at the theater, drinking in the works of Shakespeare, and had no interest in the day when he would be expected to rise up, challenge his father, and take his place as a King of Cats. For Rand, kittenhood was a wonderful dream, and one that he hoped would last forever.
Dreams end.0.3. "Forbid the Sea" Author's website eShort. 2013. (Free)
For ten years, the young King of Cats known throughout the Kingdom of Londinium as Tybalt—once known to family and friends as "Rand," a gentle Prince who had never aspired to the throne—had ruled his Kingdom alone, refusing to let any other of his kind enter the city while it is in his care. But even a King can get lonely...
When Tybalt meets a Selkie stranger named Dylan, it seems almost inevitable that they should become entangled with each other—the lonely King and the man without friends or family in London were virtually designed to be together. But sadly, designs can only hold for as long as they are left alone, and when the Undersea inevitably arrives looking for their missing son, Tybalt will have to choose. His Kingdom, or Dylan?
Either way, he loses.0.4 "Never Shines the Sun", Chimes at Midnight. (2013).
In 1959, Faerie came for a little changeling girl named October Daye and presented her with the Choice that her mother had been struggling to prevent her from ever needing to make. But how did Faerie find her? Where did the channel of October's destiny diverge? To know the answer, you must look to the water, and to the woman who many refer to as "the sea witch."
It can be hard to deal with betrayal. Betrayal by family is so very much worse.4.5. "Through This House", Home Improvement: Undead Edition. Ed. Charlaine Harris. Penguin Books, 2011.
The knowe known as "Goldengreen" has been locked and alone since the death of Evening Winterrose...which is why it's a bit of a problem when Toby and her allies are called upon to reopen the knowe. Knowes can have minds of their own, you see, and they don't take kindly to being disturbed. And since Toby would rather keep herself and her friends alive than actually succeed in her mission, it's entirely possible that things will not end the way that they were originally intended to.
Not that failure is an option. And not that trying to be careful is going to make any difference when the problem involves not just unreal real estate, but crumbling cliff faces, giant spiders, pixies, and smart-mouthed Fetches who insist on poking their noses in where they're not wanted. Oh, and did we mention that there's no coffee?5.1. "In Sea-Salt Tears". Author's website eShort. 2012. (Free)
It was 1972, and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought her world was coming to an end. The daughter of two Selkies, Elizabeth had just been passed up for a skin. But when a mysterious cousin who calls herself Annie appears, Elizabeth finds other things to think about...
It can be easy to forget that worlds don't wait for heroes before they begin. It can be easy to forget that things happened before the lights came up and the story started. This is one of those things that happened: this is one of those tales that slipped through the cracks. It is the story of a girl named Elizabeth, and a girl named Annie, and what they were to one another, in the sight and sounding of the sea.
Maybe it isn't fair. But fairy tales never really are.6.1 "No Sooner Met". Author's website eShort. 2015. (Free)
It may have taken them years to reach the point of admitting that there was a mutual attraction between them, but now that they have, it's time for October Daye and Tybalt to begin exploring their relationship, such as it is, and deciding what it is going to mean for them going forward. But when an old-fashioned pureblood and a modern changeling decide to court, what form can that courtship possibly take?
It's time for a first date, a first romantic encounter, and a first assassination attempt. Just the usual assortment of complications for a man, a woman, and the complicated world between them. And of course, it doesn't help that the man is a King of Cats, and has his own share of demons to bring to the table...
See Also Edit
- Chris McGrath (novel cover artist)
External References Edit
- Seanan McGuire: The October Daye Books
- October Daye series | GoodReads
- October Daye series | Shelfari
- October Daye series | ISPDb
- Seanan McGuire | Fantastic Fiction
- Seanan McGuire | Fanlore
GoodReads Reviews: KD Did It Reviews
- Rosemary and Rue #1
- A Local Habitation #2
- An Artificial Night #3
- Late Eclipses #4
- One Salt Sea #5
- Ashes of Honor #6
- Chimes at Midnight #7
- The Winter Long #8