An entertaining start to the series, this first book gives us a lot of 'starter' info on October herself and the intricacies of Faerie. Toby fortunately has all the characteristics of the UF heroines I like. Smart, no nonsense, loyal, responsible and self sufficient or at least doing her damndest to be. In this vein she reminded me of Mercy Thompson, which is a huge compliment in my eyes. I am very much looking forward to continuing on!