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Extended Mercyverse Timeline with year and references to books/short stories

about      500BC             begin of the Iron Age in Central Europe
about      300BC-100AD   birth of Bran,Samuel                           (see Silver, foreword to Silver )
about          1                birth of Jesus Christ
about        50-200          birth of Ariana                                     (see Silver Borne, chap.12 )
about      200-400          first time Samuel and Ariana met    (see Silver, foreword to Silver, Silver Borne, chap.12 )
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before     500                 birth of Uncle Mike,Edythe                   (see River Marked, chap.5 )
before     500                 birth of Zee,Beauclaire,death of Lugh    (see Hunting Ground, chap.7, Night Broken, chap.2, chap.4 )
about      400-500           life of Saint Patrick
              518                 "King" Arthur used Excalibur in battle    (see Hunting Ground, chap.7 )
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about      730                 birth of Asil                                      (see Cry Wolf, chap.6 )
              732                 Charles Martel defeated the Moors in the battle of Tours
about      950-997           life of Saint Adalbert
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before   1200                 birth of Wulfe
about      800-1300         birth of Colin Taggart                          (see Burn Bright, chap.3, chap.12 )
about    1100-1200         life of Loan Maclibuin
about    1300                 begin of Renaissance in Italy
about    1300-1450         birth of Devon                                     (see Burn Bright, chap.12 )
about    1300-1400         birth of Bonarata                                 (see Silence Fallen, chap.1, chap.2, chap.7, chap.12 )
about    1400-1500         birth of Marsilia                                   (see Blood Bound, chap.4, chap.9, Silence Fallen, chap.2, chap.12 )
about    1512-1609         life of Rabbi Loew, creation of the Golem of Prague (see Silence Fallen, chap.4 )
about    1500-1600         birth of Stefan                                  (see Blood Bound, chap.4, chap.9, Night Broken, chap.11 )
about    1700                 end of Renaissance in Italy
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            1665-1666         a witch coven caused the Great Plague of London, Bran stopped them (see Storm Cursed chap.11 )
about    1750                 birth of Peter                                      (see Frost Burned, chap.9 )
before   1770                 birth of Gary Laughingdog                    (see Night Broken, chap.4 )
about    1770-1780         birth of Honey                                    (see Iron Kissed, chap.6, Silence Fallen, chap.5 )
about    1740-1780         birth of Leah                                      (see Burn Bright, chap.1 )
about    1735-1775         birth of Lilly, whom Mozart had met      (see Moon Called, chap. 10 )
            1756-1791         life of Mozart
about    1808                 death of Sarai                                     (see Cry Wolf, chap.9, chap.11, chap.13 )
about    1808                 Marsilia and her Seethe were sent into exile (see Moon Called, chap.11 )
spring    1813                 birth of Charles, death of Blue Jay Women (see Moon Called, chap.6 )
            1816                 Hardesty Witches caused year without summer in New England (see Storm Cursed chap.11 )
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about    1873                 birth of Thomas Hao                            (see Frost Burned, chap.10 )
            1893                 change of Thomas to vampire               (see Fairy Gifts )
            1987                 birth of Margaret                                 (see Fairy Gifts, Fire Touched, chap.9 )
            1900                 first time Thomas and Margaret met      (see Fairy Gifts )
            1908                 begin of the fae crossbreeding policy     (see Fair Game, chap.6 )
            1916                 Blackwood imprisoned oakman D. Greenleaf (see Bone Crossed, chap.11, chap.12 )
June     1917                  Margaret imprisoned, Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine disaster (see Fairy Gifts )
            1917                 Gary in WW 1 in Prag                          (see Night Broken, chap.12, Silence Fallen, chap.13 )
about    1910                 birth of Adam's mom                           (see Frost Burned, chap.6 )
about    1920                 Adam's mom left Russia as a child with her parents (see Frost Burned, chap.6 )
            1922                 vampire Max Schreck played Count Orlok in the movie Nosferatu (see River Marked, chap.1 )
Feb       1929                 change of Elyna Gray to vampire, death of Jack, Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago (see Gray )
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            1940                 birth of Naomi                                     (see Blood Bound, chap.11 )
about    1941-1945         birth of Elizaveta                                 (see Frost Burned, chap.6 )
about    1945-1946         birth of Adam                                   (see Blood Bound, chap.14 )
about    1950                 birth of Tad's mom                              (see Iron Kissed, chap.1, Bone Crossed, chap.2, Frost Burned, chap.8 )
about    1960                 Jonesy and Hester came to Bran           (see Burn Bright, chap.4 )
            1960                 birth of Marjorie Thompson (Marji) / Margaret Thompson (Margi) (see Bone Crossed, chap.1 )
about    1965-1970         birth of Christy                                    (see Night Broken, chap.3 )
about    1970                 Zee's wedding                                     (see Iron Kissed, chap.1, Bone Crossed, chap.2, Frost Burned, chap.8 )
            1973                 change of Adam to werewolf, Adam left Army (see Moon Called, chap.7, River Marked, chap.7 )
            1976                 birth of Leslie Fisher                            (see Fair Game, Prologue )
Mai/25/1977                   first release of Star Wars Episode 4, Joe Old Coyote saw and loved Star Wars (see River Marked, chap.8 )
June     1977                  death of Joe Old Coyote                      (see River Marked, chap.7, chap.8 )
Nov/20/1977                  birth of Mercy                                  (see Iron Kissed, chap.11, Moon Called, chap.6 )
            1977-1981         US presidency of James Earl Carter Jr., the fae reservation in Nevada is named after him
            1981                 Naomi41 came to Stefan                      (see Blood Bound, chap.11 )
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1981-1985 or -1989        US presidency of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the fae reservation near Walla Walla is named after him
            1984                 the fae revealed their existence to the humans (see Fair Game, chap.3 )
Nov       1984                 Big Game Hunter killed their first fae, Melissa Snow (see Fair Game, chap.3 )
about    1984-1989         creation of 4 reservations for fae          (see Iron Kissed, chap.1 )
Feb,Mar 1985                 birth of Anna                                      (see Dead Heat, chap.1 )
Aug       1987                 birth of Lizzie                                      (see Fair Game, chap.5, chap.6 )
Jul,Aug  1990                 birth of Tad                                        (see Iron Kissed, chap.2, chap.8, Homecoming )
            1991                 Sage came to Bran                              (see Burn Bright, chap.12 )
Oct-Dec 1991                 death of Evelyn,Bryan                          (see Moon Called, chap.6 )
            1992                 birth of Gabriel,Rachel                         (see Blood Bound, chap.5, chap.9 )
Jul,Aug  1993                 birth of Jesse                                      (see Smoke Bitten, chap.1 )
summer 1994                 Mercy came to her mom, Samuel went to Texas (see Moon Called, chap.1, chap.6 )
            1994                 Asil came to Bran                                (see Roses in Winter, Cry Wolf, chap.6 )
            1996                 birth of Kara Beckworth                       (see Blood Bound, chap.6, Roses in Winter )
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summer 1999                 death of Tad's mom, Tad turned 9, Mercy came to Tri-Cities (see Moon Called, chap.1, Homecoming )
            2002                 Zee had to come out as fae, registered with the BFA. He sold the garage to Mercy (see Iron Kissed, chap.3, chap.4 )
Aug      2004                  Rachel12 came to Stefan                     (see Blood Bound, chap.9 )
            2006                 change of Kara to werewolf                  (see Blood Bound, chap.6, Roses in Winter )
            2006                 Samuel came back to Bran                   (see Cry Wolf, chap.4, Moon Called, chap.6 )
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Oct        2007                 first time Tom and Moira met         (see Seeing Eye, foreword to Seeing Eye )
Dec       2007                 Thomas freed Margaret for the 2nd time (see Fairy Gifts, foreword to Fairy Gifts, Fire Touched, chap.9 )
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Feb,Mar 2008                 Elyna Gray and Jack O'Malley were reunited (see Gray, foreword to Gray )
summer 2008                 Ben came to Tri-Cities, Tad18 went to college (see Silver Borne, chap.2, Moon Called, chap.1, chap.4 )
Nov       2008                 first time Charles and Anna met, Samuel came to Tri-Cities (see Alpha and Omega, Cry Wolf, chap.4 )
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Jan        2009                 the werewolves revealed their existence to the humans (see Star of David,Moon Called,c.15,Blood Bound,c.2 )
July       2009                 Kara came to Bran                              (see Roses in Winter, Blood Bound, chap.6, chap.10, Bone Crossed, chap.5 )
Nov       2009                 Samuel met Ariana again                     (see Silver Borne, chap.12 )
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June      2010                 wedding of Mercy and Adam                (see River Marked, chap.1 )
July       2010                 Gary in jail, 8 months before Night Broken (see Night Broken, chap.4 )
Nov,18.-22. 2010            the fae declared their independence from the US (see Fair Game, c.13, Dead Heat,c.13, Frost Burned,c.2 )
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Mar       2011                 earthquake in Japan caused a tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
June      2011                 non-aggression pact between the Columbia Basin Pack and the fae (see Fire Touched, chap.12 )
Sep       2011                 Jesse went to college (Washington State University’s Tri-Cities campus) (see Smoke Bitten, chap.1, chap.13 )
Current age:                Jesse: 18             (see Smoke Bitten, chap.1 )
                                    Tad: 21               (see Iron Kissed, chap.2 )
                                    Mercy: almost 34  (see River Marked, chap.8, Moon Called, chap.6, Iron Kissed, chap.11 )
                                    Adam: 65 or 66    (see Blood Bound, chap.14 )
                                    Kara: 15              (see Blood Bound, chap.6, Roses in Winter )
                                    Anna: 26             (see Dead Heat, chap.1 )
                                    Leslie: 35            (see Fair Game, Prologue )
                                    Charles: 198        (see Cry Wolf, chap.1, Dead Heat, chap.1, Moon Called, chap.6 )
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future:
Nov/06/2012                  US presidential election              (see Storm Cursed, chap.7, chap.8 )

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Timeline of the Mercyverse books, short stories and graphic novels

Anyone who dislikes or despises Number-People and disapproves of logical inference in a fantasy world should remember that it was Patty's decision to give us clues as to the years the books take place.
Probably encouraged by her husband Mike, who was a DBA (database administrator) and therefore a Number-Person himself.
I would also like to remind you, that the Mercy series and the Alpha and Omega series are not stand-alone stories, but continuous series, which require a working timeline.
Logic protects the series from plot holes and contradictions and is one of the reasons why Patty's stories are not only good, but also The Best.
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The books of the Mercy series and the Alpha and Omega series cover 3 years, spread over 4 years,
from October 2008 (start of Cry Wolf) to October 2011 (end of Smoke Bitten).

Reasons for the specified years in which the Mercyverse books take place:
In a nutshell:
1. Year 2: Fair Game, chap.3:
The fae Melissa Snow died in Nov. 1984, before Anna, 25, was born.
therefore 1984 + 25 + 1= 2010 or later
and Year 4 = 2012 or later

2. Year 3: Dead Heat, chap.1:
Charles, born in the spring of 1813, was almost 200 years old.
therefore 1813 + 200 = 2013 or earlier
and Year 4 = 2014 or earlier

3. Year 3: Storm Cursed, chap.7, chap.8:
The US presidential election will take place next year.
therefore Year 4 = year of a US presidential election

4. In the US, presidential elections take place every 4 years: 2008, 2012, 2016.
because of 1., it can't be 2008 or earlier
because of 2., it can't be 2016 or later
therefore Year 4 = 2012 = year of a US presidential election = next year
and Year 3 = 2011 = year of Storm Cursed
and Year 0 = 2008 = year of Moon Called
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Reasons for the specified years in which the Mercyverse books take place:
In detail:
Lower limit:
River Marked, chap.8: Joe Old Coyote saw and loved Star Wars, which was first released in 1977. He died 33 years ago.
therefore 1977 + 33 = 2010 <= year of River Marked
and 2008 <= year of Moon Called
and 2011 <= year of Storm Cursed

Fair Game, chap.3: The fae Melissa Snow died in Nov. 1984, before Anna, 25, was born.
therefore 1984 + 25 + 1= 2010 <= year of Fair Game
and 2008 <= year of Moon Called
and 2011 <= year of Storm Cursed

Fair Game, chap.3, chap.4: The fae revealed their existence to humans in 1984. Since then, the Big Game Hunter has been killing the fae for 25-odd years.
therefore 1984 + 25 = 2009 <= year of Fair Game
and 2007 <= year of Moon Called
and 2010 <= year of Storm Cursed

Dead Heat, chap.12: Archie was killed by a fae in 1979, at least thirty years ago.
therefore 1979 + 30 = 2009 <= year of Dead Heat
and 2006 <= year of Moon Called
and 2009 <= year of Storm Cursed

Together: 2006 < 2007 < 2008 <= year of Moon Called
and 2009 < 2010 < 2011 <= year of Storm Cursed
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Upper limit:
Iron Kissed, chap.11: Mercy's birthday is Nov. 20th.
Moon Called, chap.6, in Nov: Mercy's foster father died almost 17 years ago. He died in Dec.  Mercy was 14.
therefore 14 + 17 = 31 = Mercy's age in Moon Called

Moon Called, chap.1, Iron Kissed, chap.3: Mercy remembered when the fae revealed their existence to the humans in 1984, therefore she was born at least 4 years before that event.
therefore 1984 - 4 + 31 = 2011 >= year of Moon Called
and 2014 >= year of Storm Cursed

Moon Called, chap.6: Charles was born in the spring of 1813.
Cry Wolf, chap.1, Dead Heat, chap.1: Charles was almost 200 years old.
therefore 1813 + 200 = 2013 >= year of Dead Heat = year of Storm Cursed
and 2010 >= year of Moon Called

Together: 2011 > 2010 >= year of Moon Called
and 2014 >2013 >= year of Storm Cursed
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Combined:
Storm Cursed, chap.7, chap.8: The US presidential election will take place next year.
therefore 1 + year of Storm Cursed = year of a US presidential election

2009 < 2010 < 2011 <= year of Storm Cursed <= 2013 < 2014
therefore 2012 <= year of a US presidential election <= 2014

In the US, presidential elections take place every 4 years: 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.
The only possible year for the US presidential election mentioned above is 2012.
therefore 2011 = year of Storm Cursed
and 2008 = year of Moon Called
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Additional infos:
Mercy was born on Nov. 20, 1977.
because 2008 - 31 = 1977

Mercy was about 6.5 years old, when the fae first come out in 1984.
because 1984 - 1977 = 7 in Nov.

The time it takes for a fetus to develop is different for humans and coyotes.
Humans: about 280 days or 40 weeks. Coyotes: about 63 days.
It's likely that Mercy's mother's pregnancy didn't last as long as if she had carried a human because Mercy is half a coyote.
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Reasons for the specified years in which the short story Silver take place:
•   According to Patty in her foreword to Silver:
Christianity came to Wales very early, perhaps as early as the first or second century with the Romans.
•   According to Ariana in Silver Borne, chap.12:
In a time where the One God's ignorant followers built their churches in our places of power, her magic flourished and her father grew envious.
therefore about 50 AD - 200 AD = birth of Ariana = years of Silver, chap. 3
•   According to Samuel in Silver:
Years and decades, and then tens of decades had worn my faith away.
therefore: they were enslaved by the witch for centuries
therefore about 500 BC-100 AD = years of Silver, chap. 1 and 2
•   According to Samuel in Silver:
We stayed in this place for decades. This time she gave us names found in the stories of the followers of the sacrificed god.
therefore about 200 AD-400 AD = first time Samuel and Ariana met
•   According to Arthur in Hunting Ground, chap.7:
King Arthur used Excalibur in 518.
•   According to Charles in Hunting Ground, chap.11:
My father says the real story of "King" Arthur is better than the one everyone knows.
therefore: it is likely that Bran had known the real "King" Arthur
therefore about 500 > year of Silver
•   Together: about 500 BC-400 AD = years of Silver
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Reasons for the specified year in which the graphic novel Homecoming takes place:
•   According to Tad in Homecoming:
I am older than I look! Practically 9!
therefore Tad was 8 years old, but turned 9 in Aug
•   According to Mercy in Iron Kissed, chap.2, chap.8:
Tad had been 9 years old.
Tad was now 19.
2009 = year of Iron Kissed
therefore 2009 - 10 = 1999 = year of Homecoming
•   According to Mercy in Moon Called, chap.1:
I started working at the garage about 9 years ago.
2008 = year of Moon Called
therefore 2008 - 9 = 1999 = year of Homecoming
respectively: year of Moon Called - 9 = 1999 = year of Homecoming
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Reasons for the specified years in which the short story Seeing Eye take place:
According to Patty in her foreword to Seeing Eye:
The events in "Seeing Eye" take place about a year before those in Moon Called.
Nov. 2008 = month and year of Moon Called
therefore Nov. 2008 - 1 = Oct. 2007 = month and year of Seeing Eye
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Reasons for the specified year which corresponds to "present day" in the short story Fairy Gifts:
•   According to Patty in her foreword to Fairy Gifts:
The events in this story all happen before Moon Called.
•   According to Thomas in Fairy Gifts:
present day, mid-December
Nov. 2008 = month and year of Moon Called
therefore Nov 2008 > month and year of Fairy Gifts
•   According to Margaret Flanagan in Fire Touched, chap.9:
We’ve been living together for two and a half years.
Mai 2011 = month and year of Fire Touched
therefore Mai 2011 - 2 1/2 = Dec 2008 = month and year of Fairy Gifts
•   So as not to contradict Patty and leaving Maggie as little as possible in the wrong,
I chose as a compromise Dec 2007 = month and year of Fairy Gifts
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Reasons for the specified year in which the short story Gray take place:
•   According to Patty in her foreword to Gray:
The events in this story take place before Moon Called.
Nov. 2008 = month and year of Moon Called
therefore Nov. 2008 > year of Gray
•   According to Elyna in Gray:
She accidentally killed Jack around the time of the Valentine's Day Massacre in Feb. 1929.
That was eighty-plus years ago.
therefore Feb. 1929 + 80 = Feb. 2009 < year of Gray
•   So as not to contradict Patty and leaving Elyna as little as possible in the wrong,
I chose as a compromise Feb, March 2008 = year of Gray

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Timeline of the Mercyverse books, short stories and graphic novels

500 BC - 400 AD           Silver
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April 1892, 1900           Fairy Gifts, "past"
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year -31
1977                            first release of Star Wars, death of Joe Old Coyote, birth of Mercy
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year -24
1984                            the fae revealed their existence to the humans
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year -24 to -22
1984 - 1986                 Fair Game, Prologue
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year -9
1999  July or Aug          Homecoming
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year -1
2007  Oct,30. - 31.        Seeing Eye
2007  mid-Dec              Fairy Gifts, "present day"
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Year 0
2008  Feb - March         Gray
2008  Oct                     Cry Wolf, Prologue
2008  Nov                    Moon Called, chap.1-16
2008  Nov,27. - 28.       Alpha and Omega
2008  Nov - Dec           Cry Wolf
2008  mid-Dec              Hunting Ground
2008  Dec,23. - 25.       Star of David
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Year 1
2008  Jan                     Moon Called, end of chap.15
2009  June - July          Blood Bound, chap.1-6, chap.7-15
2009  Sep                    Iron Kissed
2009  Sep                    Bone Crossed
2009  Sep - Oct            Roses in Winter
2009  Nov                    Silver Borne, chap.1-14
2009  Dec                    Outtake One (from Silver Borne)
2009  Dec                    Silver Borne, chap.15
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Year 2
2010  June                   In Red with Pearls
2010  June                   River Marked
2010  July,mid-Nov       Fair Game, chap.1-12, chap.13 (see Dead Heat, chap.13)
2010  Nov,Dec              Frost Burned, chap.1-12, end of chap.12
2010  Dec                    Unappreciated Gifts (challenge by members of Adam's pack: 5 dates in 2 weeks)
2010  Dec                    Asil and the not-date
2011  Dec                    Dead Heat, Prologue
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Year 3
2011  Jan                     Redemption
2011  mid-Feb              Dead Heat
2011  early March         Hopcross Jilly
2011  March                 Night Broken
2011  March                 Outtake Two (from Night Broken)
2011  March,31.            Redemption, end   
2011  Mai                     Hollow
2011  Mai - early June   Fire Touched, chap.1-12, chap.13,14
2011  late June             Silence Fallen
2011  July                    Burn Bright
2011  July                    Storm Cursed
2011  Aug - Oct            Smoke Bitten, chap.1-13, end of chap.13, chap.14
Current age:              Jesse: 18, Tad: 21, Mercy: almost 34, Adam: 65 or 66. Kara: 15, Anna: 26, Leslie: 35, Charles: 198.
?        ?                       Wild Sign   
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Year 4
2012                           US presidential election (see Storm Cursed, chap.7, chap.8 )

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Relevant for Tad's college short story:
Year 2
2010  July                    Fair Game, chap.1-12
2010  mid-Nov             Fair Game, chap.13 (see Dead Heat, chap.13)
more precisely:
2010  Nov, 18.-22.        Fair Game, chap.13 (see Dead Heat, chap.13, Frost Burned, chap.2 )
Because:
Dead Heat, chap.13:
...in November, when the fae all disappeared into the reservations.
...it was right around Thanksgiving. A lot of people left to visit relatives.
Frost Burned, chap.2:
I'd called to check on Ariana as soon as I'd found out that the fae had retreated and had gotten Samuel.
...Samuel is not here. His father called him away a few days ago.
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Relevant for the next A & O, Wild Sign:
Year 3
2011  Aug                    Smoke Bitten, chap.1-13
2011  Sep - Oct            Smoke Bitten, end of chap.13, chap.14
Because:
Smoke Bitten, end of chap.13:
A month went by. ...Aiden started school.
Therefore it was September.
There were a few rough patches the first month of school, but Aiden finally settled in with a group of computer gamers.
Therefore it was October.
Life happened. And we forgot to worry about Fiona.

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