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Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an intruder from delivery. once you have burned by way of either side of her historical past, Toby has denied the fae global, backing out to a "normal" lifestyles. regrettably for her, the Faerie international had different ideas...
Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has requested Toby to visit the rustic of Tamed Lightening to ensure all is easily together with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. it kind of feels like an easy sufficient assignment-until Toby discovers that somebody has began murdering humans as regards to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January could be the subsequent sufferer.
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Extra resources for A Local Habitation (October Daye, Book 2)
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Her dark, straight hair was trimmed in a neat cut that ended at the nape of her neck and was parted off of the dark skin of her forehead, emphasizing the lazy appeal of her dark eyes. “Susan,” I chided her, “you wouldn’t be in this place if you weren’t. ” Susan Rodriguez was a reporter for the Chicago Arcane, a yellow magazine that covered all sorts of supernatural and paranormal events throughout the Midwest. ” But once in a great, great while, the Arcane covered something that was real. Like the Unseelie Incursion of 1994, when the entire city of Milwaukee had simply vanished for two hours.
I looked up at her. She was staring furiously down at her hands. “Monica,” I said. “I know this must be really hard for you. Believe me, ma’am, there are plenty of people who are nervous when they come into my ofﬁce. But please, hear me out. I am not out to hurt you or anyone else. What I do, I do to help people. ” I borrowed a line from Johnny Marcone. ” She gave a nervous little laugh. “I feel so silly,” she confessed. “But there’s so many things that I’ve heard about . ” “Wizards. ” I put my pencil down and steepled my ﬁngers in wizardly fashion.