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Marshall Ryan Maresca

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Marshall Ryan Maresca is a fantasy and science-fiction writer, author of the Maradaine Saga: Four parallel series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. This includes The Thorn of Dentonhill, A Murder of Mages, The Holver Alley Crew and The Way of the Shield. His work also appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over Texas. He also has had several short plays produced. He lives in Austin with his family.
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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ArmadilloCon 2019 Schedule

ArmadilloCon is this weekend!  I have quite the action-packed schedule.  I hope to see everyone there!  Come say hello, please!

Friday, August 2
7pm: ArmadilloCon 2019 Opening Ceremonies
Ballroom D, 7pm - 7:30pm
Track: Fandom
Type: Panel
Jennifer Juday (moderator), Patrice Caldwell, Dan Tolliver, Rebecca Roanhorse, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Moriba Jah, Martha Wells
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