It’s time for our next read along in the October Daye series :D. We’ve started book three, An Artificial Night, and there’s plenty of time still to join us if you’d like! Spoilers below for chapters 1-7.
1. The book opens with Toby at a birthday party for Mitch and Stacy’s youngest child, and follows with an early-morning meet-up with Connor. Both scenes serve to keep previously introduced characters in play and show us how life is progressing for Toby, but in very different ways. What do you make of these scenes after all that’s gone before?
I’m really happy that Toby is spending time with Mitch and Stacy again given how reticent she was to do so in previous books. The Connor situation is a bit awkward since I definitely understand them both needing a friend, but Ray is going to be a problem.
2. As we may have come to expect by now, things rapidly go downhill from there… What are your thoughts right now on this interpretation of the Wild Hunt?
Haha, so true! I’m kind of surprised that we got so much revealed so early. I assume there is more mystery in store besides just how Toby is going to win, but it’s funny going from Local Habitation where we knew absolutely nothing the whole time, to Luna giving us the whole story…. I was always told not to go out after dark between Halloween and Winter Solstice and to run if you hear bells, but it sounds like this is a different version of the Wild Hunt ;-).
3. And (because it wouldn’t be a Toby read along if I didn’t celebrate him) Tybalt is back! After what was apparently a lengthy absence… What do you suppose kept Tybalt away after the events in A Local Habitation…?
Something is definitely going on with him, though I have no idea what. I suspect he has his own politics issues or something happening, excited to find out!
4. Back to the real drama – Toby (eventually) gets some answers from Luna after a non-starter meeting with Lily. Everyone’s being mysterious, but Luna is acting especially strangely – as is Sylvester, who is openly unhappy with her about something… Any thoughts? Guesses? Suspicions?
It seems reasonable that this sort of situation has everyone on edge, but perhaps Luna has risked herself by telling Toby all this? I can see Sylvester being pissed about that, or perhaps Luna hasn’t told him everything she told Toby and that’s why she wanted to be alone with Toby…. Dunno!
How are you liking this book’s main plot?
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