The Fifth Ward: First Watch

The Fifth Ward: First Watch

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The grit of grimdark meets a police procedural in this rollicking debut fantasy series where two watchmen protect the streets of one of fantasy's most dangerous cities.
A member of the Yenara City guard has gone missing. The culprit could be any of the usual suspects: drug-dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, or humans being typical humans.
It's up to two reluctant partners -- Rem, a miscreant who joins the Watch to pay off his bail, and Torval, a maul-wielding dwarf who's highly unimpressed with the untrained Rem -- to uncover the truth and catch the murderer loose in their fair city.
"A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for." -- Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!" -- Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 25mm | 340g
  • English
  • 0316469076
  • 9780316469074
  • 2,078,725

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"First Watch is brilliantly written. Action, intrigue, and humor... Genuinely, CSI: LOTR."--Reality's a Bore
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About Dale Lucas

Dale Lucas is a novelist, screenwriter, civil servant, and armchair historian from St. Petersburg, Florida. Once described by a colleague as "a compulsive researcher who writes fiction to store his research in," he's the author of numerous works of fantasy, neo-pulp, and horror. When not writing at home or trapped in a cubicle at his day job, he loves travel, great food, and buying more books than he'll ever be able to read.
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941 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 22% (205)
4 43% (404)
3 26% (241)
2 8% (75)
1 2% (16)
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