The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire

October Daye, Book 13

Synopsis: Hundreds of years ago, the Selkies made a deal with the sea witch: they would have the sea for as long as she allowed it, and when the time came, she would call in all their debts at once. Many people assumed that day would never come. Those people were wrong.

When the Luidaeg—October “Toby” Daye’s oldest and most dangerous ally—tells her the time has come for the Selkies to fulfill their side of the bargain, and that Toby must be a part of the process, Toby can’t refuse. Literally. The Selkies aren’t the only ones in debt to the Luidaeg, and Toby has to pay what she owes like anyone else. They will travel to the fabled Duchy of Ships and call a convocation of the Selkies, telling them to come and meet the Luidaeg’s price…or face the consequences.

Of course, nothing is that simple. When Dianda Lorden’s brother appears to arrest Dianda for treason against the Undersea, when a Selkie woman is stripped of her skin and then murdered, when everything is falling apart, that’s when Toby will have to answer the real question of the hour.

Is she going to sink? Or is she going to swim?

Review: I am a total October Daye fan and I look forward to every new novel! Who could have said that after so many volumes the series would be more awesome than ever? Yes, because it is the case and I was delighted to meet all the characters for a new adventure!

Toby finally thought that life was quiet, at least a little bit, so she could get on after all these tragedies. Yet, as always, something will turn everything down.  The Luidaeg goes to her house to collect the debts she owes her. It’s time, and she decided to bring Toby in so that the Selkies would finally disappear and the Roanes would be reborn. It’s a pretty terrible event for everyone, but no matter what happens, The Luidaeg can’t change what she said, she can’t lie and all that has to happen.

It was a great novel, I loved seeing all the characters I love again! Tybalt will be there to accompany October and help her in everything she does. Once again, her life will be put to the test and I found it fascinating to learn a little more about the people we have seen so much about in the novels. Of course, there are also intrigues, and our heroine will have to show once again her ability to save everyone. We also see Gillian, but it is always very sad to see the interactions between her and her mother, to see that the girl rejects her every time, crushing her hope little by little.

It was another great volume and I was carried away from beginning to end! As always I am looking forward to the next step! It’s really a great series!

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