Today we are excited to host an excerpt of LADY HENTERMAN’S WARDROBE by Marshall Ryan Maresca. Of Maresca’s three series, I have to confess that this one is my favorite so far. I mean, thieves and heists and a criminal underground? It’s just absolute fun. And as an added bonus, we also have a giveaway for THE HOLVER ALLEY CREW, the first in this series.
EXCERPT FROM LADY HENTERMAN’S WARDROBE
By Marshall Ryan Maresca
Marshall Ryan Maresca
Published by Daw Books on March 6th 2018
Our reviews of this author: The Alchemy of Chaos, An Import of Intrigue, The Holver Alley Crew
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.
Marshall Ryan Maresca grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State. He now lives in Austin with his wife and son. His work appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over Texas. He also has had several short plays produced and has worked as a stage