New York Times-bestselling October Daye series • Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" —Felicia Day
Includes a brand-new map and original bonus novella!
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When
she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going
to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t
expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of
Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the
balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to
appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen
Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen
Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead
body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is
already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to
find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors
locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.
As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves
best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total
political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the
convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot
may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to
Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.