by Seannan McGuire

September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7564-0571-7
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October Daye is a changeling, part Fae, part human. She is on assignment for her liege lord when she is cursed and loses everything she holds dear. For fourteen years she is trapped, while her human husband and child believe her lost and move on with their lives. Then, as quickly as it started, the curse ends, leaving Toby bereft and alone. Now it is her turn to move on.

In the debut novel of a new series, Rosemary and Rue, author Seannan McGuire introduces us to Toby and the Fae who still live among us, but not a part of our world. When one of the oldest Faeries is murdered, Toby must do everything in her power to find the killer, or face her own death.

Her path of discovery takes her to renew old acquaintances and make new friends who will help her on her quest. She will also stir up a batch of trouble from old enemies intent on keeping her from the truth. San Francisco never looked so magical, or so threatening. Toby will need all the resources she can find to stop the killing from happening again.

Rosemary and Rue is an intriguing read, full of new mythology and characters. The Faerie realm is not all sweetness and light. It hides any number of secrets and tragedies. The deeper into the mystery Toby delves, the more dangerous it is to be her friend, or her enemy. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.

Reviewed in September 2009 by Paula.

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