TITLE: A Killing Frost
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
"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."
This novel started off well, and then just got tedious with the usual Toby antics, flat character writing and lack of internal consistency. The rose bushes were written with more personality than the characters that have been developing for 14 novels. Despite the big adventure and all the running around, nothing actually happens. Quentin tags along, but does absolutely nothing. Tybalt does nothing and only makes a brief appearance. The plot is also rather lacking in logic. There were a fair number of "huh??", "why" and "that doesn't make sense" moments. A disappointing installment.