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A Parliament of Bodies

(The Maradaine Constabulary #3)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Mixing high fantasy and mystery, the third book in the Maradaine Constabulary series follows Inspectors Satrine Rainey and Minox Welling as they track down a dangerous murderer.

The city of Maradaine is vexed by the Gearbox Murders: a series of gruesome deaths orchestrated by a twisted mechanical genius. With no motive and no pattern, Inspectors Satrine Rainey and Minox Wel
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Paperback, 386 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Daw Books (first published 2019)
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Shelley
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

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A Parliament of Bodies is the third installment in author Marshall Ryan Maresca's The Maradaine Constabulary series. The Maradaine Constabulary series unveils a different layer of the city, on the side of the law, as opposed to the criminal underbelly in the Maradaine novels and Streets of Maradaine. This series features Satrine Rainey and Minox Welling, two detectives in the constabulary who protect the city of Maradaine from crime.

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Meghan
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of the world Marshall Ryan Maresca has created. Each character in every series is multi-dimensional and the slow build towards the larger plots is intricately crafted. A Parliament of Bodies moves us another step closer to the complete interweaving of the seemingly disparate series set int he same world. I'm still waiting for that moment where Satrine Rainey and Asti Rynax cross paths.

This latest installment in the world of Maradaine is the third book in the Maradaine Constabular
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Chris
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mystery
*copy from the publisher in exchange for a review*

A Parliament of Bodies is the latest in Marshall Ryan Maresca’s ‘Maradaine’ saga (we've got an interview with him here, giving some insight into this latest book), a shared universe populated by, among others, mages, vigilantes, coppers and villains. It’s part of the ‘Maradaine Constabulary’ sequence, which focuses on two police inspectors on the mean streets of the city of Maradaine, where government corruption is rife, back-up is often optiona
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Kathleen Curcio
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was hooked right from page one, and by the time I'd gotten halfway through it, I realized my day was gone! Maresca writes amazing characters with realistic interactions. One of my favorite things about his books is how real the relationships feel. He doesn't lean on lazy tropes to forward them. This book is the crossover I didn't know I needed and I love it, though it broke my heart. I anxiously await the next installment.
Rachel
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'M SCREAMING!!! WHAT DID I JUST READ!!!! I NEED MORE!!!

I seriously thought I was emotionally invested before but, oh, boy, was I wrong.
Like, without spoiling anything, some many twists. Up until quite literally the last page. What's going to happen with Minox and his hand? What about Corrie? And Satrine and Phillen Hace???
So many things. I can't handle this. I need the next one in my hands.

Shield of the People better alleviate some of my questions but I fear it'll just add more.
Kathy
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! A gripping read, this book had me up past my bedtime wanting to know what happened next.

While this book succeeds as a standalone work, the greater joy for the reader is to see more of the overarching mystery that has been woven through the series since book 1. Some mysteries have been finally answered, but greater mysteries are still ahead. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Charty
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
The constabulary series that this book is part of is my favorite, although I’m fond of the Thorn books, but his other ongoing books within the larger, intertwined work I’ve not been much interested in. That being said, you can read this as a stand alone, although obviously if you e read the others it will make it a deeper experience. I definitely felt like I was missing a few pieces. Because I read books more for the characters than the plot, I found this book disappointing since it’s focus was ...more
Henry Lazarus
Marshall Ryan Maresca has a new tale in which Inspectors Satrine Rainey and Minox Welling deal with three cases that turn out to be related. The main one is A Parliament of Bodies (paper from DAW) in which a madman has placed, when everyone in Parliament is on vacation, a killing, clockwork machine with eighteen people locked inside. Minox also has to deal with an inquiry into his being an uncircled mage working as an Inspector, a position that none of the circled mages would take. As usual char ...more
f00ssa
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
The various threads start to come together... Which is good, in a sense, but leaves less words for the A-plot.
Halfdime
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Next please!
Breane Ross
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received an arc from netgalley. This is the first in this series that I have read. Loved it and need to get the first 2! Definitely recommend.
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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 ...more

Other books in the series

The Maradaine Constabulary (3 books)
  • A Murder of Mages (The Maradaine Constabulary, #1)
  • An Import of Intrigue (The Maradaine Constabulary, #2)