So, five years ago, I launched the Maradaine Saga with THE THORN OF DENTONHILL, in which magic-student-by-day, vigilante-by-night, full-time beautiful idiot Veranix Calbert fought his war against the Fenmere drug cartel. Next came A MURDER OF MAGES, the first of the Maradaine Constabulary, where ex-spy working mother Satrine Rainey teams up with untrained mage Minox Welling as Inspectors Third Class to investigate a string of ritualized murders of circles mages.
The next year, we put out THE ALCHEMY OF CHAOS, where Veranix’s double life was pushed to the edge and he juggled stopping drug sales, keeping the Aventil gangs in check, fending off assassins all while taking exams. Then AN IMPORT OF INTRIGUE, where Satrine and Minox investigate the extremely complicated murder of a Fuergan dignitary, facing ghosts of Satrine’s past and the danger of Minox’s future. We followed this up switching gears with THE HOLVER ALLEY CREW, the first of the Streets of Maradaine, where Asti and Verci Rynax have to return to their heist-pulling ways when their home and shop are burned down. Then the first crossover book, THE IMPOSTERS OF AVENTIL, where the actions of Thorn imposters get the attention of the Constabulary, so Veranix has to both confront the imposters and Minox and Satrine.