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
  • 1,733,277

Review quote

"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. 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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1,053 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
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3 26% (278)
2 8% (82)
1 2% (17)
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