A Killing Frost

October Daye

Seanan McGuire

fiction fantasy
mysterious medium-paced

368 pages

Now in hardcover, the fourteenth novel of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series

When October is informed that Simon Torquill--legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions--must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.

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adventurous 96%
emotional 65%
tense 43%
mysterious 31%
funny 21%
hopeful 18%
dark 15%
challenging 3%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%


medium 57%
fast 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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