Late Eclipses (#4 Toby Daye) by Seanan McGuire, readalong week 4 (final week)
Today is the final week of our readalong of Late Eclipses (October Daye #4) ) by Seanan McGuire) arranged by Lisa from Over the Effing Rainbow. This week is being hosted by hosted by Hisham El-far. What a great conclusion to the book – so many revelations, so much yet left unsaid, so many reasons to continue reading – not least that I’m loving this series!
The details are over here on Goodreads – the schedule is below. If you want to join in or jump in with the comments then please do so. Also, a readalong of book No.5 will undoubtedly follow so watch out for further information on that. Without further ado here are the questions and answers with a customary word of warning that spoilers will be lurking below:
Okay, so Amandine is Toby’s mum, and the Luidaeg is Amandine’s sister – making her Toby’s Aunt, and therefore Blind Michael was her uncle? Does that make Luna her cousin? Who is her father – is that Sylvester? This is getting seriously mixed up. Obviously I could be very wrong about Sylvester but it was just something that was said between Toby and Etienne – ‘imagine having to sacrifice your own daughter’ said Toby. and Etienne replied ‘ what do you think he did when he stood by and let the Queen’s guard have you?” Now if this is true it has such ramifications doesn’t it? Well, if it’s right (and it could be seriously wrong) then doesn’t that mean that Sylvester had a relationship with Amandine who is the sister of Micheal, who is the father of Luna, so therefore Luna and Toby are cousins but Toby is Sylvester’s daughter – no, I have this seriously wrong! But, if I don’t have it wrong then surely Luna would be very torn, loving Toby as a cousin but also resenting her because she’s the daughter of her own husband’s relationship with the sister of her own father? And surely this would make Rayseline very jealous as well. I don’t know what’s going on. I seriously think I need to go away and draw a family tree or something because my head has gone!
Okay – so why does the Queen hate Toby. This isn’t resolved yet by a long stroke of the imagination and I’m just thinking that she must have some strange relationship to all of them as well! Maybe not – but she really doesn’t like Toby and wants here dead! Does she feel threatened by her? I think she will keep trying to find ways to put Toby in danger or just outright have her killed.
What about Simon and Raysel – to be resolved! I’m sure that they’re not going to slink away though.
And then of course Tybalt….