A Local Habitation
"Well researched, sharply told, highly atmospheric and as brutal as any pulp detective tale..."— Publishers Weekly October "Toby" Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a... show more
"Well researched, sharply told, highly atmospheric and as brutal as any pulp detective tale..."—
October "Toby" Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills. Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning—otherwise known as Fremont, CA—to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary, whom he has not been able to contact. It seems like a simple enough assignment—but when dealing with the realm of Faerie nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Toby soon discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, whose domain is a buffer between Sylvester's realm and a scheming rival duchy. If Toby can't find the killer soon, she may well become the next victim.Local Habitation is the second installment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.
Pages no: 377
Edition language: English
Series: October Daye (#2)
I don't have a ton to say about this one. I read the first installment in the series years ago, and sort of liked it, but didn't want to spend any money on the books. I keep a vague eye on them, but I haven't actually seen them go on sale. I don't feel like these UF series have a ton of rereading po...
Note: Even tho this is Book 2 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone. Toby Daye is a PI and a changeling. Her liege lord, Duke Sylvester of the Shadowed Hills, sends her to his niece’s domain to see what is up. Toby and her sidekick Quentin come across far more than they expected, the pile of...
Toby must be the worst detective on the planet!!
I enjoyed this installment, but I saw a lot of negative reviews for it so I was a bit weary going into it. A lot of people were complaining that this book was "too long" for the content and I can totally see that, but I definitely think listening to this series on audio would be preferred if that's ...
Tough one to review, this one. I liked the story, the characters and they mystery but I think it was too fat. Could have been much leaner. I have the same problem I had with Toby in the 1st book - she seems too young for her supposed age. There's a lot of repetition as some other reviewers have ...