The time has finally arrived. October “Toby” Daye is going to get married. She’s been engaged to her fiancé, Tybalt, the King of Cats, for some time now. Every time she thinks the wedding might happen, she ends up doing something else – saving the world or solving some problem within the Kingdom.
Toby’s friends have decided to see to it themselves that October and Tybalt finally tie the knot. The only way to do this is to ambush Toby with the power of the high court behind them. Of course, in Toby’s life, not even a royal wedding can take place without a little drama. Toby has to find a way to stop a plot to overthrown the High Throne and a destabilization of the Westlands.
We are fifteen books in to the October Daye series now, and still author Seanan McGuire finds a way to give us something familiar and something new with each book. This book is filled with the familiar – characters and themes, but we also get a few new things. For instance, we finally get to the High Court … in Toronto.
This was a fun romp and it goes by quickly.
Maybe a little too quickly.
These books have never been long reads but this one goes by faster than most. This reads like a novella with some extra padding to fill it out. Toby spends a lot of time relaying information for the new reader to make sure everyone is caught up, which is great for those who are just jumping in on the series, but gets repetitive for those who already know what’s going on.
The story is the wedding. The attempted coup is a side-step on the way to the wedding (literally).
There is an actual novella (perhaps a novelette?) at the end of the book – “And With Reveling” – the title of which perhaps tells you all you really need to know.
Although this all moved by a little too quickly I really do enjoy reading Seanan McGuire and I like this October Daye series.
Looking for a good book? When Sorrows Come by Seanan McGuire is the fifteenth book in the October Daye series. It has a lot of the familiar faces with a long-awaited twist.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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When Sorrows Come
author: Seanan McGuire
hardcover, 384 pages