Image of An Artificial Night (October Daye)


Image of An Artificial Night (October Daye)

McGuire expands on the unique setting of her first two novels in this third entry in the October Daye series. While a little repetitious in places, this is an entertaining read that fans of the series will definitely enjoy — the rose goblin has an expanded role and there are several fascinating revelations. Toby continues to be an engagingly prickly heroine with more than her fair share of trouble.

Blind Michael — leader of the Wild Hunt — is stealing mortal and fae children from their beds. When the son of two of Toby Daye’s closest friends is taken, Toby has no choice but to confront him in order to rescue as many children as she can. There are only three roads to the realm of Blind Michael and the Wild Hunt, and each road may only be used once. Once Toby is there, it will take all her cunning to prevail against the Wild Hunt and Blind Michael’s nearly limitless power — and to Toby’s disadvantage, a harbinger of her own death has appeared, quite literally, on her doorstep. (DAW, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs