The Thorn of Dentonhill

The Thorn of Dentonhill

Book - 2015
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Blending vigilante justice with epic fantasy, student mage Veranix Calbert fights crime in the city of Maradaine in this fast-paced debut novel * "Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented." -- Library Journal

Veranix Calbert leads a double life. By day, he's a struggling magic student at the University of Maradaine. At night, he spoils the drug trade of Willem Fenmere, crime boss of Dentonhill and murderer of Veranix's father. He's determined to shut Fenmere down.

With that goal in mind, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two magical artifacts meant for Fenmere's clients, the mages of the Blue Hand Circle. Using these power-filled objects in his fight, he quickly becomes a real thorn in Fenmere's side.

So much so that soon not only Fenmere, but powerful mages, assassins, and street gangs all want a piece of "The Thorn." And with professors and prefects on the verge of discovering his secrets, Veranix's double life might just fall apart. Unless, of course, Fenmere puts an end to it first.

Explore the back alleys of the city in this street-level fantasy adventure, the first novel of the Maradaine series. Then see Maradaine from a new perspective, with Maresca's second, concurrent series set in the same city: A Murder of Mages begins the Maradaine Constabulary novels, featuring an unlikely partnership of two detectives in the city's constabulary.
Publisher: New York, NY :, DAW Books, Inc.,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780756410261
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: vi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 17 cm


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Dec 27, 2016

Imagine Nightwing with magic. That's basically the main character of this, only he doesn't have a Batman guiding him. But everything you love about Nightwing and other hero comics, you'll love about this book. It's a fun, fast paced story you'll never want to put down.

JCLJaredH Apr 19, 2016

The adventure is fast, the characters believable, and the story complex. It reads almost like a superhero comic. Think a magical Spider-Man (wisecracks included) with his own female Alfred and brainy Jimmy Olsen as he takes on Kingpen. Great start to a new series!


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