By Seanan McGuire
Issues are taking a look up.
For the 1st time in what appears like years, October "Toby" Daye has been in a position to pause lengthy adequate to take a breath and consider her existence -- and she or he likes what she sees. She has neighbors. She has allies. She has a squire to coach and a King of Cats to like, and perhaps, simply possibly, she will be able to enable her safeguard down for a change.
Or now not. while Queen Windermere's seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep by way of brokers from the neighboring nation of Silences, Toby reveals herself in a job she by no means anticipated to play: that of a diplomat. She needs to go back and forth to Portland, Oregon, to persuade King Rhys of Silences to not visit battle opposed to the Mists. yet not anything is that easy, and what October unearths in Silences is worse than she might ever have imagined.
How some distance will Toby pass while lives are at the line, and while allies either previous and new are threatened via a strength she had by no means anticipated to stand back? How a lot is October prepared to renounce, and what kind of is she keen to alter? In Faerie, what's previous isn't quite gone.
It's simply expecting a chance to pounce.
A Red-Rose Chain is the 9th installment in Seanan McGuire's city fable October "Toby" Daye sequence.
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