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[Book Review] Night and Silence

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Night and Silence (October Day #12) / Seanan McGuire

Previously reviewed:
Once Broken FaithThe Brightest Fell Oh Toby.

When I began my review for The Brightest Fell, I remarked from the start that it felt like the book marked a turning point, that we had hit a new stage, that debts were starting to come due.  That isn't to say that she never pays a price, but the prices are becoming more dear.  What she stands to lose more precious, and what she retrieves is not quite whole.

Toby starts this story vulnerable.  There's the humor we all love and expect, but she is raw and exposed, her network weakened.  Tybalt is keeping distant and Gilly has been taken.  Threads of Toby's family history are starting to show, and at it's heart, Night and Silence is a book about family.

The ending is uneasy, uncomfortable, and it should be.  This isn't a happy ending.  Things are too raw, too forced by necessity.  There is hope, but there is also grief from change and the loss that com…

[Giveaway] Phoenix Unbound & More!

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To celebrate the publication of Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven, Penguin RnadomHouse is offering a Paranormal Romance "Starter Kit" giveaway!

https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/fantasy-romance-starter-kit-giveaway

I mean... look at these books.  I'm a huge fan of Patricia Briggs' writing across the board, and I quite enjoy Anne Bishop's novels of The Others.  The collection overall is a great starting point for sampling fantasy romance.

The giveway runs through the 19th!  Check it out.


PHOENIX UNBOUND by GRACE DRAVEN
Ace Trade Paperback | September 25, 2018

A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village'…