Waiting on Wednesday: January 11

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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the-holver-alley-crew-by-marshall-ryan-marescaThe Holver Alley Crew

by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Series: The Streets of Maradaine #1

Genre: Fantasy

Publication date: March 7

Synopsis: The Rynax brothers had gone legit after Asti Rynax’s service in Druth Intelligence had shattered his nerves, and marriage and fatherhood convinced Verci Rynax to leave his life of thievery. They settled back in their old neighborhood in West Maradaine and bought themselves a shop, eager for a simple, honest life. Then the Holver Alley Fire incinerated their plans. With no home, no shop, and no honest income—and saddled with a looming debt—they fall back on their old skills and old friends.

With a crew of other fire victims, Asti and Verci plan a simple carriage heist, but the job spirals out of control as they learn that the fire was no accident. Lives in Holver Alley were destroyed out of a sadistic scheme to buy the land. Smoldering for revenge, burdened with Asti’s crumbling sanity, the brothers lead their crew of amateurs and washouts to take down those responsible for the fire, no matter the cost.

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I like that Marshall Ryan Maresca is writing about different groups of people, but who live in the same world. Sometimes things overlap between the groups in different series which is interesting.
  • The Maradaine Constabulary series is my favorite of the two series so far published. It is a police procedural set in a fantasy world which I really like.
  • This book is about a whole new set of people and set of problems.
  • A great cover.

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