By Seanan McGuire
Now comes the second one within the series-from a dynamic new delusion expertise!
Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an interloper from start. once you have burned through each side of her historical past, Toby has denied the fae global, backing out to a "normal" existence. regrettably for her, the Faerie global had different ideas...
Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has requested Toby to visit the County of Tamed Lightning to ensure all is easily along with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. it sort of feels like an easy sufficient assignment-until Toby discovers that somebody has all started murdering humans with regards to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January could be the subsequent victim.
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The air in the room was thick and it stunk of mildew and rot and things long dead. It made those boiled pigs’ feet and that pissing cat and that rottentooth bastard downstairs smell like perfume. Tootie was lying on the bed, on his back. His eyes were closed. He was a guy usually dressed to the top, baby, but his shirt was wrinkled and dirty and sweaty at the neck and armpits. His pants were nasty too. He had on his shoes, but no socks. He looked like someone had set him on fire and then beat out the flames with a two-by-four.
I don’t know . . ” “We did,” I said. ” I shrugged. ” “It did, didn’t it? ” “Sometimes I wish a lot of things,” I said. She leaned back in the seat and opened her purse and got out a cigarette and lit it, then rolled down the window. She remembered I didn’t like ciga THE BLEEDING SHADOW ■ 29 rette smoke. I never had got on the tobacco. It took your wind and it stunk and it made your breath bad too. I hated when it got in my clothes. “You’re the only one I could tell this to,” she said. “The only one that would listen to me and not think I been with the needle in my arm.
Should have found and married a man with a steady job that could have done all right by her. But that hadn’t happened. Me and her had a bit of something once, and it wasn’t just business, money changing hands after she got me feeling good. No, it was more than that, but we couldn’t work it out. She was in the life and didn’t know how to get out. And as for deserving something better, that wasn’t me. 45-caliber automatic, like they’d used in the war a few years back. Alma May got a little on the dope, too, and though she shook it, it had dropped her down deep.