Review: The Winter Long

The Winter Long
The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

October Daye’s life is finally back on track and she is enjoying a peaceful life in the slow lane when an adversary from her past literally appears on her doorstep to stir up old secrets and awaken dangerous foes.

Toby and Tybalt are particularly adorable together and their relationship is sweet and satisfying. It would be even better if their were a sexy scene or two…

The plot is fast-paced and action packed as always with a mystery that contains some shocking revelations and raises some intriguing questions. Not only does Toby come face to face with her archenemy, but her trust in some of her closest allies is undermined, and the potential for future rifts is established.

One troublesome aspect of the story is related to the characterization of Toby’s nemesis as it evokes one of my pet peeves, i.e., the notion that evil acts can possibly be mitigated under the right circumstances. No! Evil cannot be redeemed or forgiven, and the idea that it can diminishes the threat that it poses.

Nevertheless, the richly detailed world building, the excellent character development and the exciting story arc make this one of the best Urban Fantasy series out there.

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