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Marshall Ryan Maresca

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Marshall Ryan Maresca grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State. He now lives 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 actor, a theatrical director and an amateur chef. His novels The Thorn of Dentonhill and A Murder of Mages each begin their own fantasy series, both set in the port city of Maradaine.
For more information, visit Marshall’s website at www.mrmaresca.com.

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Marshall Ryan Maresca Hey Fredrik--

Thanks! As it stands right now, the books' release order and chronological order line up. Thorn takes place in the middle of Spring in…more
Hey Fredrik--

Thanks! As it stands right now, the books' release order and chronological order line up. Thorn takes place in the middle of Spring in 1215, Murder about a week later, and then Alchemy a month after that at the end of spring. Import will take place about a month after Alchemy, in the height of the summer.

However, the launch of the third series-- The Holver Alley Crew-- next year will throw a wrench in the chronology. It takes place between Murder and Alchemy.

Around the time the third series launches, I'll put up a list on my webpage making clear the release order, the series order and the chronological order, so people can decide the reading order that they feel works best for them.

Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the books!

-M(less)
Marshall Ryan Maresca Right now I'm reading All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, and next on my To Read list is City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett.
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