The past few weeks have been crazy busy– as you can probably imagine– and as I finish up at Boskone (which has been a lovely time), I realized we’re only two weeks away from the release of Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe. These final pre-release days are always a bit on the stressful side, but also exciting. Even on a seventh book, that doesn’t change.
But we have early reviews! And those always make things easier. For example, over at RT Book Reviews, they said,
“As the second book in this Maradaine series, Maresca has room to let his story breathe without losing its thrills as he continues to worldbuild and reintroduce his charismatic antiheroes. By the time the story comes to a close, you’ll be itching for a third helping from the author.”
And at Publishers Weekly, they’ve said:
Fans of the series will welcome this enjoyable return to its colorful setting.
It was kind of challenging to find a pull-quote from that one, because the review is a bit spoiler-y. So click at your own risk.
But this leaves me feeling pretty good as we come up onto the release. And you still have time to pre-order it, so get to it!
Mixing high fantasy and urban fantasy, the second novel of the Streets of Maradaine series follows the Rynax brothers’ crew of outlaws as they attempt their biggest heist yet and restore justice to the common people.
The neighborhood of North Seleth has suffered–and not just the Holver Alley Fire. Poverty and marginalization are forcing people out of the neighborhood, and violence on the streets is getting worse. Only the Rynax brothers–Asti and Verci–and their Holver Alley Crew are fighting for the common people. They’ve taken care of the people who actually burned down Holver Alley, but they’re still looking for the moneyed interests behind the fire.
The trail of breadcrumbs leads the crew to Lord Henterman, and they plan to infiltrate the noble’s house on the other side of the city. While the crew tries to penetrate the heart of the house, the worst elements of North Seleth seem to be uniting under a mysterious new leader. With the crew’s attention divided, Asti discovers that the secrets behind the fire, including ones from his past, might be found in Lady Henterman’s wardrobe.