Welcome to the FAQ page for the October Daye series of novels.There will be some mild spoilers for the books in this page, because that is the nature of FAQ pages.If you avoid the book-specific sections, you should be able to minimize your risk.
The world section deals with the world of Faerie as presented in the series. 1.5: Do the books need to be read in order of publication? A: All the fairy tales are true; we just got the details wrong.
The Toby section covers questions about Toby herself. 1.6: Do all the books have titles from Shakespeare? Faerie has existed in parallel to our world since the dawn of the human race, frequently hidden, always present.
If you're looking for answers about writing in general, my work outside the Toby books, or the business of being an author, please see the Writing FAQ. October Daye—"Toby" to her friends, and to anyone who doesn't want to get hit—is very aware of the reality of Faerie and the nature of its relationship to the human world.
If you're looking for answers about appearances, interviews, and the like, please see the General FAQ. She's a changeling: half-human, half-fae, and trying desperately to find the balance between the two. While I'm careful to select plays for their content as much as for having cool-sounding quotes, the parallels may not always be the obvious ones.
If you have a question that you don't see answered here, please feel free to swing by and ask it on the forums. Preferably without getting herself killed in the process. A: The number of books in the series tends to flux as I figure out how to pace certain events and how I want things to unfold. The first thirteen books have been purchased by DAW Books. A: Once Broken Faith is scheduled for North American release on September 6th, 2016. I have a file of potential names, for both books and short stories.
In order, they are: (Please note that titles of unpublished books are subject to change, both at the whims of my publisher, and at the whims of my, well, me.) Q: Which books are currently available? Q: Do the books need to be read in the order of publication? While I try to make them as self-contained as possible, each book naturally builds on the book that came before it, and you're a lot more likely to be confused (and possibly spoiled for earlier adventures) if you read the books out of order. Q: Are there any other works set in Toby's universe? "Through This House," a novella set between Late Eclipses and One Salt Sea, appears in the Harris/Kelner-edited anthology Home Improvement: Undead Edition."In Sea-Salt Tears," a short story focusing on the Luidaeg's life away from Toby, is available to download for free from this website."Rat-Catcher," a story about Tybalt's origins, appears in the Subterranean Press collection, A Fantasy Medley 2.A sequel, "Forbid the Sea," is available to download for free from this website."The Fixed Stars," a story about the Luidaeg long before October's birth, appears in the BAEN anthology Shattered Shields.More short fiction is planned, but not yet published.