A Murder of Mages: A Novel of the Maradaine Constabulary
A Murder of Mages marks the debut of Marshall Ryan Maresca’s novels of The Maradaine Constabulary, his second series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. A Murder of Mages introduces us to this spellbinding port city as seen through the... show more
A Murder of Mages marks the debut of Marshall Ryan Maresca’s novels of The Maradaine Constabulary, his second series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. A Murder of Mages introduces us to this spellbinding port city as seen through the eyes of the people who strive to maintain law and order, the hardworking men and women of the Maradaine Constabulary. Satrine Rainey—former street rat, ex-spy, mother of two, and wife to a Constabulary Inspector who lies on the edge of death, injured in the line of duty—has been forced to fake her way into the post of Constabulary Inspector to support her family. Minox Welling is a brilliant, unorthodox Inspector and an Uncircled mage—almost a crime in itself. Nicknamed “the jinx” because of the misfortunes that seem to befall anyone around him, Minox has been partnered with Satrine because no one else will work with either of them. Their first case together—the ritual murder of a Circled mage— sends Satrine back to the streets she grew up on and brings Minox face-to-face with mage politics he’s desperate to avoid. As the body count rises, Satrine and Minox must race to catch the killer before their own secrets are exposed and they, too, become targets.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publish date: 2015-07-07
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A gaslamp fantasy of Sherlockian flavor filled with magic and murder, A Murder of Mages starts off a new series following the investigations of Satrine Rainey and Minox Welling. The story jumps right in, almost with the feeling of a sequel, with Satrine's intricate and well-established backstory br...
[I received a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]Pretty entertaining, in the vein of urban medieval fantasy I tend to favour (as opposed to more traditional "travel" fantasy). Gritty streets, characters with a past and forced to hide secrets that could be so easily exposed, fa...
Satrine Rainey is a former street rat and ex-spy. Now she is a mother and wife to Constabulary Inspector Loren who was so brutally attacked that it's a wonder that he is alive. But he is not able to support his wife and two daughters anymore so Satrine fakes her way into the post of Constabulary Ins...
A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca Yep, from the first sentence, I was hooked. The TL;DR version: I enjoyed this book so much that I’ve already purchased Maresca’s other book. If you don’t happen to know me, I basically don’t ever buy books. So that’s about the strongest affirmation I ca...
***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoIt’s always so refreshing to read a fantasy novel after not having read one in a while, and this one came with the added advantage of also being a mystery, so it was a book set out to win my heart. The sad thing is that I ended up not falling h...