It feels like I've been talking about this book forever. It has been a while since you all last saw Inspectors Rainey and Welling in A Murder of Mages, and I've heard from plenty of people how excited they are for their next adventure. The initial buzz has been excellent, and soon we'll have a wide spanning blog tour.
You want a nice pull quote? BOOM.
“Maresca offers something beyond the usual high fantasy fare, with a wealth of unique and well-rounded characters, a vivid setting, and complicatedly intertwined social issues that feel especially timely.” – Publishers Weekly
Back cover text? DONE.
The neighborhood of the Little East is a collision of cultures, languages, and traditions, hidden away in the city of Maradaine. A set of streets to be avoided or ignored. When a foreign dignitary is murdered, solving the crime falls to the most unpopular inspectors in the Maradaine Constabulary: exposed fraud Satrine Rainey, and uncircled mage Minox Welling.With a murder scene deliberately constructed to point blame toward the Little East, Rainey is forced to confront her former life, while Welling’s ignorance of his own power threatens to consume him. And these few city blocks threaten to erupt into citywide war unless the constabulary solves the case.
You want some more? How about an excerpt? YOU'VE GOT IT. EXCERPT.
You want to see that fancy cover again? OK.
Get a move on, kids, because the Maradaine stories are still coming. Holver Alley Crew is racing up just four months behind this one, and you are going to want to read that. Yes, yes you are.