BookBanter Boon #12: “One Salt Sea” & “Deadline”

BookBanter Boon #12

And on the heels of the previous BookBanter Boon giveaway, we follow it quickly with a new one.  Coming September 6th will be a new October Daye novel, One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire.  To kick it off in September, BookBanter is doing a special giveaway for an advanced reader copy of One Salt Sea, along with a finished copy of Deadline by Mira Grant.  I know, what a deal.  Here are the rules:

  1. Anyone in the US can enter.
  2. To enter simply leave a comment on this post.  The question for you for this BookBanter Boon is how do you think Seanan McGuire is going to change the world of fae this time?
  3. Entries will be accepted from September 2nd until September 14th, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time .
  4. The winner will be randomly chosen, contacted, and announced on this post on September 15th.

One Salt Sea  Deadline

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14 thoughts on “BookBanter Boon #12: “One Salt Sea” & “Deadline”

  1. I think we’re going to see a lot more of Conor’s history, as well as the history of his people. We know he married Rayseline for political reasons, so what were they? Why was it necessary?

  2. I think there is still going to be fallout from Toby’s new status, but I agree with other posters that an exploration of the water realms of Faerie will be huge. Nothing new occurs in these stories without at least subtly changing the game…and usually it’s not so subtle.

  3. I think the mermaid history is going to have surprising connections to the current high court – possibly even connections to the firstborn (especially the Luidaeg). Since my wild guess is that the final few books will focus on the discovery of just what is up with Oberon et al, I think each book is going to continue to poke in that direction, and since the Luidaeg is the sea witch, I think it’s especially likely.

    The comment about Conner is also likely – though I’d prefer more about Tybalt – who is probably MIA, since cats generally seem to dislike water…

    • By adding the seafaring fae to the mix, Seanan just drastically widened her cast of possible characters. That should be good for another 5 or 6 books!

  4. I think we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of the nasty political conflict side of the fae, though what I’m really hoping for is more on Goldengreen (“Through This House”, you have left me with so many questions).

  5. I think we’re going to learn a lot more about the politics of the fae world since there’s another kingdom thrown into the mix. Add in the Luidaeg, who’s like a law unto herself, and things will prob get very complicated very fast. Exciting. 🙂

  6. I’d like to see fae that are actually more piscine. I’m hoping that she throws in some of the real nitty gritty of the current threats to the ocean, sort of like how she redefined dryads with the digital one in Local Habitation.

  7. I actually haven’t read any of her work under her real name; I was introduced to Feed through the Hugo voters’ packet and will be picking up a copy (online, dammit). I will mention that she is not only a very funny lady, she is amazing when it comes to extemporaneous speech, as shown in this amazing Masquerade halftime show. It’s a live version of the British radio show “Just a Minute” and it runs for close to an hour—but it’s worth your time, it really is.

  8. And the winner of this BookBanter Boon is Laria. Congratulations! Thank you all for entering. And be sure to subscribe to the BookBanter Blog (right at the top) and receive notices of all the latest posts on books, publishing, writing, and more . . . as well as announcements on more book giveaways!

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