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Seanan McGuire (Author), Mary Robinette Kowal (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. This is the third book in the October Daye series. There is probably enough context to follow without having read the previous books, but significant depth and nuance would be lost

Seanan McGuire (Author), Mary Robinette Kowal (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. There is probably enough context to follow without having read the previous books, but significant depth and nuance would be lost. Best to start with Rosemary and Rue (book 1). An Artifical Night is fantastic. It revs up quick and hardly ever slows, keeping a constant sense of dread forefront. The skill with which the theme of children’s tales and the nebulous rules of farie are interwoven is masterful.

An Artificial Night: An October Daye Novel. Written by Seanan McGuire

An Artificial Night: An October Daye Novel. Written by Seanan McGuire. Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal. This year I read too many wonderful books to name all of them here, but some highlights were: Katie Kitamura’s intoxicating A Separation, which is such a wild and yet disciplined exploration of the idea of the traveler and of grief.

Mary Robinette Kowal (born February 8, 1969 as Mary Robinette Harrison) is an American author and puppeteer. Mary Robinette Harrison was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, attended William G. Enloe High School, and studied at East Carolina University. She graduated with a degree in Art Education with a minor in theater, and began work as a professional puppeteer in 1989.

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6% off. Mary Robinette Kowal. 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 show more. 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).

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DAW Books Presents Seanan McGuire’s October Daye Novels: Rosemary and ru. An Artificial Night is the third of Toby’s adventures, and by the time I reached it, I had a decent idea of what I was doing. or so I thought, before I was tackled by the fine members of the Machete Squad, who beat some sense into me and some awesome into the book. Big thanks go to every one of them for their tireless labors. Mary Crowell took me down the scarecrow trail to show me a few things I’d missed when I was walking on my own, and Rebecca Newman was glorious, as always. A great deal of detail came from long discussions with Meg Creel-man, who was a fantastic help.

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An Artificial Night (October Daye) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1441879578

ISBN: 1441879579

Author: Mary Robinette Kowal,Seanan McGuire

Category: Fantasy

Subcategory: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Brilliance Audio (September 12, 2010)

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Rating: 4.1

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*** “Just once, I want to meet the villain in a cheerful, brightly lit room. Possibly one with kittens.” ****

Well, Toby I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon or if you did meet the villain in the brightly lit room, it would be because it was on fire and the kittens would still try and eat you or kill you with their 9 inch claws.

I was on the fence with this series. In my last review I compared reading this series to dating and getting to know the series. Our first date (Rosemary and Rue) was okay, there was stuff I liked about it but it was a little dark and depressing. But since it didn’t break any of my no-no rules I decided to October Skye a second date and (A Local Habitation) was even a little better. I wasn’t ready to make out with it or anything but some hand holding was in order. So date #3 (An Artificial Night), that is the tell tell date isn’t. That is the ‘is this going somewhere, or should I just count my losses and just move on???’.

The verdict is in and October Skye and I are officially dating, there might even be a goodnight kiss in the future. But let’s not get crazy I’m not giving up my other books just yet.

This story had a better overall plotline and some very creeptastic happenings. Anytime an omen of you impending death shows up at your door it is never a sign you are about to have a great day.

*** “What the hell are you?”
“A Fetch. Your Fetch, to be exact,” she said. “You know, the spirits that wear your face when they come to escort you to the lands of—”
“—the dead,” I finished. “Little problem: I’m not dead.” ***

Well if that is a good start to our story I don’t know what is. But there is also the case of the missing children that Toby feels inclined to take no matter the personal cost.

Before this book I was enjoying the world more than the actual characters but now I’m totally on team Toby and hope she makes it through the series alive. It seems a little questionable if that is going to happen because I’m with Lily and the Luidaeg that Toby might have a little death wish going on.

*** Are you going to ask why she drugged you?"
"Allright," I said, narrowing my eyes. "Why?"
"Because, dear October, you're the most passively suicidal person I've ever met, and that's saying something. You'll never open your wrists, but you'll run headfirst into hell. You'll have good reasons. You'll have great reasons, even. And a part of you will be praying that you won't come out again.” ***

I tend to like broken things and Toby is a bit broken. But she does always have pretty good intentions even if she gets carried away in them sometimes.

I’m still longing for a little more on the romance front. I’m definitely hoping for some TnT (Toby and Tybalt) to happen but it seems that we still have to go through Conner to get there and his wife (Conner’s not Tybalts) might be an issue as she is crazy and possible a little jealous of Toby. Still it seems like there is some hope on the Tybalt front but as he is something like a cat I’m thinking he is going to toy with us a little first.

*** “I didn’t mean to upset you.”
“What?” I glanced toward him.
“I said, I didn’t mean to upset you. I didn’t realize my absence would be a problem.” His smile widened slightly. “It seemed you were eternally trying to be rid of me.”
“Yeah, well.” I stopped next to the car, taking my clothes out of his hands. “I guess I wasn’t expecting it to be quite that abrupt. Did I piss you off?”
“Piss me off? No. You didn’t. I’ve been . . .” He paused, sighing. “I’ve been looking for someone. There are questions that trouble me and I’d like to find some answers.” ***

Well color me interested in that for sure. I have all kinds of questions in this series and they are only being partially answered sometimes. But I’m sure that is part of the lure of the more major story arc here. The answers are coming slowly but surely.

I didn’t know much about the fae lore surrounding The Hunt and man it was a bit brutal. But the entire plot line with Blind Michael was really amazing and dark and cruel but fascinating none the less. This was the best plot line so far and I find myself becoming more and more interesting in the world and characters. So here is hoping that on our next date I feel like making out a little with Late Eclipses. Here is me hoping for a kiss from a sexy mancat or catman whatever Tybalt is.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
*** “Just once, I want to meet the villain in a cheerful, brightly lit room. Possibly one with kittens.” ****

Well, Toby I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon or if you did meet the villain in the brightly lit room, it would be because it was on fire and the kittens would still try and eat you or kill you with their 9 inch claws.

I was on the fence with this series. In my last review I compared reading this series to dating and getting to know the series. Our first date (Rosemary and Rue) was okay, there was stuff I liked about it but it was a little dark and depressing. But since it didn’t break any of my no-no rules I decided to October Skye a second date and (A Local Habitation) was even a little better. I wasn’t ready to make out with it or anything but some hand holding was in order. So date #3 (An Artificial Night), that is the tell tell date isn’t. That is the ‘is this going somewhere, or should I just count my losses and just move on???’.

The verdict is in and October Skye and I are officially dating, there might even be a goodnight kiss in the future. But let’s not get crazy I’m not giving up my other books just yet.

This story had a better overall plotline and some very creeptastic happenings. Anytime an omen of you impending death shows up at your door it is never a sign you are about to have a great day.

*** “What the hell are you?”
“A Fetch. Your Fetch, to be exact,” she said. “You know, the spirits that wear your face when they come to escort you to the lands of—”
“—the dead,” I finished. “Little problem: I’m not dead.” ***

Well if that is a good start to our story I don’t know what is. But there is also the case of the missing children that Toby feels inclined to take no matter the personal cost.

Before this book I was enjoying the world more than the actual characters but now I’m totally on team Toby and hope she makes it through the series alive. It seems a little questionable if that is going to happen because I’m with Lily and the Luidaeg that Toby might have a little death wish going on.

*** Are you going to ask why she drugged you?"
"Allright," I said, narrowing my eyes. "Why?"
"Because, dear October, you're the most passively suicidal person I've ever met, and that's saying something. You'll never open your wrists, but you'll run headfirst into hell. You'll have good reasons. You'll have great reasons, even. And a part of you will be praying that you won't come out again.” ***

I tend to like broken things and Toby is a bit broken. But she does always have pretty good intentions even if she gets carried away in them sometimes.

I’m still longing for a little more on the romance front. I’m definitely hoping for some TnT (Toby and Tybalt) to happen but it seems that we still have to go through Conner to get there and his wife (Conner’s not Tybalts) might be an issue as she is crazy and possible a little jealous of Toby. Still it seems like there is some hope on the Tybalt front but as he is something like a cat I’m thinking he is going to toy with us a little first.

*** “I didn’t mean to upset you.”
“What?” I glanced toward him.
“I said, I didn’t mean to upset you. I didn’t realize my absence would be a problem.” His smile widened slightly. “It seemed you were eternally trying to be rid of me.”
“Yeah, well.” I stopped next to the car, taking my clothes out of his hands. “I guess I wasn’t expecting it to be quite that abrupt. Did I piss you off?”
“Piss me off? No. You didn’t. I’ve been . . .” He paused, sighing. “I’ve been looking for someone. There are questions that trouble me and I’d like to find some answers.” ***

Well color me interested in that for sure. I have all kinds of questions in this series and they are only being partially answered sometimes. But I’m sure that is part of the lure of the more major story arc here. The answers are coming slowly but surely.

I didn’t know much about the fae lore surrounding The Hunt and man it was a bit brutal. But the entire plot line with Blind Michael was really amazing and dark and cruel but fascinating none the less. This was the best plot line so far and I find myself becoming more and more interesting in the world and characters. So here is hoping that on our next date I feel like making out a little with Late Eclipses. Here is me hoping for a kiss from a sexy mancat or catman whatever Tybalt is.
Uylo
Children, both human and fae, are disappearing, and October Daye is about to find out not all boogeymen are myths.

This is the third book in the October Daye series. There is probably enough context to follow without having read the previous books, but significant depth and nuance would be lost. Best to start with Rosemary and Rue (book 1).

An Artifical Night is fantastic. It revs up quick and hardly ever slows, keeping a constant sense of dread forefront. The skill with which the theme of children’s tales and the nebulous rules of farie are interwoven is masterful. McGuire drops new concepts on reader’s head constantly and abruptly, but she keeps it manageable somehow and does such wonderful things with them all is forgiven. Toby continues to be an excellent protagonist, being smart and largely self aware yet still susceptible to emotional responses and bad decisions.

In addition to compelling characters, interesting world, and strong plot, it’s the writing that shines and draws the reader in. The style is excellent, particularly in distinct, natural sounded dialogue and speech patterns rising from characters’ personalities and individual situations. I enjoyed the continued focus on a couple of my favorite supporting cast members, plus a PHENOMENAL new addition, and how they all interact with Toby.

The last third of the story loses just a touch of what made the first two-thirds so compelling somewhere, but it’s a minor criticism. There are getting to be a few too many building questions and ongoing story threads though, and while they’re all interesting at least a couple need to start being addressed next book.

Easily my favorite book in the series thus far. Highly recommended.
Uylo
Children, both human and fae, are disappearing, and October Daye is about to find out not all boogeymen are myths.

This is the third book in the October Daye series. There is probably enough context to follow without having read the previous books, but significant depth and nuance would be lost. Best to start with Rosemary and Rue (book 1).

An Artifical Night is fantastic. It revs up quick and hardly ever slows, keeping a constant sense of dread forefront. The skill with which the theme of children’s tales and the nebulous rules of farie are interwoven is masterful. McGuire drops new concepts on reader’s head constantly and abruptly, but she keeps it manageable somehow and does such wonderful things with them all is forgiven. Toby continues to be an excellent protagonist, being smart and largely self aware yet still susceptible to emotional responses and bad decisions.

In addition to compelling characters, interesting world, and strong plot, it’s the writing that shines and draws the reader in. The style is excellent, particularly in distinct, natural sounded dialogue and speech patterns rising from characters’ personalities and individual situations. I enjoyed the continued focus on a couple of my favorite supporting cast members, plus a PHENOMENAL new addition, and how they all interact with Toby.

The last third of the story loses just a touch of what made the first two-thirds so compelling somewhere, but it’s a minor criticism. There are getting to be a few too many building questions and ongoing story threads though, and while they’re all interesting at least a couple need to start being addressed next book.

Easily my favorite book in the series thus far. Highly recommended.
JoJogar
A new take on the Wild Hunt.

One of the strengths of the October Daye series is the mythology; it comes out of familiar myths and forms but is an increasingly complex and coherent tapestry of its own. With every book, you discover something new about the world -- and Toby discovers something new (and often as not discomfiting) about the people she knows.

The scenes in Blind Michael's Land are striking and terrifying -- and not in a blood-and-guts way, but in an existential, question-everything-you-once-believed-in, way. The dread of being lost, of being powerless, the dream-logic fears that strike at the child that is still within us all. I particularly liked the use of skipping songs and other childhood rhymes and wish even more had been made of this.

My major quibble with the book is she visits it too many times. I know rule of three and all, and there are good plot reasons why she can't win until she returns the third time, but it lessened the dread of the place to be popping in and out like that. And the rules that allow the plot to proceed sometimes feel like they are being pulled from a Sorting Hat (they are justified, but... they didn't always feel emotionally justified, not to me).

Perhaps I just read it too fast (it is a page-turner). Or perhaps Toby's basic style, her Spencer for Hire improvisations and poke-a-stick-in-the-hornet's-nest approach just don't play well with the sense of inevitability you need for when the one weapon and/or the one weakness come together and it becomes possible to kill a god.
JoJogar
A new take on the Wild Hunt.

One of the strengths of the October Daye series is the mythology; it comes out of familiar myths and forms but is an increasingly complex and coherent tapestry of its own. With every book, you discover something new about the world -- and Toby discovers something new (and often as not discomfiting) about the people she knows.

The scenes in Blind Michael's Land are striking and terrifying -- and not in a blood-and-guts way, but in an existential, question-everything-you-once-believed-in, way. The dread of being lost, of being powerless, the dream-logic fears that strike at the child that is still within us all. I particularly liked the use of skipping songs and other childhood rhymes and wish even more had been made of this.

My major quibble with the book is she visits it too many times. I know rule of three and all, and there are good plot reasons why she can't win until she returns the third time, but it lessened the dread of the place to be popping in and out like that. And the rules that allow the plot to proceed sometimes feel like they are being pulled from a Sorting Hat (they are justified, but... they didn't always feel emotionally justified, not to me).

Perhaps I just read it too fast (it is a page-turner). Or perhaps Toby's basic style, her Spencer for Hire improvisations and poke-a-stick-in-the-hornet's-nest approach just don't play well with the sense of inevitability you need for when the one weapon and/or the one weakness come together and it becomes possible to kill a god.
Dandr
While wrapped in the guise of modern fairy tale (to coin a phrase), the tale is one of learning, growth, and heartbreak. I went in expecting the usual mostly light hearted Toby Daye tale and came out feeling just a bit sadder and a bit older. There are no happy endings, life just goes on. I, for one, look forward to seeing where it takes Toby Daye.
Dandr
While wrapped in the guise of modern fairy tale (to coin a phrase), the tale is one of learning, growth, and heartbreak. I went in expecting the usual mostly light hearted Toby Daye tale and came out feeling just a bit sadder and a bit older. There are no happy endings, life just goes on. I, for one, look forward to seeing where it takes Toby Daye.