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Shield of the People

(Maradaine Elite #2)

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The second novel in the Maradaine Elite series blends fast-paced high fantasy and political intrigue.

After stopping Tharek Pell and saving the Druth Parliament, Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall find themselves on the margins of the Tarian Order: lauded as heroes in public but scorned and ignored in private, their future in the Order hazy. Dayne is given an assignment that
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Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by DAW
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Shelley
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*Genre* Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

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Shield of the People, by author Marshall Ryan Maresca, is the second installment in the authors Maradaine Elite series. The author is calling this story Maradaine Sequence # 8. The story takes place approximately 5 weeks after the events of The Way of the Shield, a few days after Lady Henterman's Wardrobe, and two months before the events of The Imposters of Aventil and A Parliament of Bodies. The point I am trying to make is that all of
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Meghan
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When it comes to Marshall Ryan Maresca's books, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Rynax boys (Streets of Maradaine). And a fan of those crazy constables (The Maradaine Constabulary). But the truth of the matter is that really I am a fan of this wonderfully, detailed world that Marshall Ryan Maresca has developed. This fully fleshed out fantasy world, despite having magic and mages and a grand conspiracy, is grounded in reality. It feels true. It feels real. It hits close to home with the ...more
Chris
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Marshall Ryan Maresca has brought us back to Maradaine with Shield Of The People. The city is the focal point for the various sub-series in his Maradaine saga, and each new entry has put a little more flesh onto the bones of the city, whist also being an absolutely cracking adventure. I’m happy to report that this is still the case. Shield of the People couples the deep, immersive worldbuilding I’ve come to expect from Maradaine books, with some
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Cass
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of the Maradaine books are excellent, gripping reads, but Shield of the People is particularly rich. The political implications that have been swelling behind the action of other novels are starting to boil over, and the events of this book give a lot of depth and context behind a spectrum of other events. As in A Parliament of Bodies, it really feels like the reader gets to see the variant strings starting to plait together. I am so, so excited to see where Maradaine's story is heading. I ...more
Kathleen Curcio
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers review: talk about emotional roller coaster. Things get intense for our Tarian friends and more seeds are planted for the overarching story in the Maradaine universe. A gripping read that, as usual, about 2/3s in I simply couldn't put down as the climax is once again a series of escalating events that demand full attention. If you haven't started these books, I suggest you go grab the Thorn of Dentonhill and get to reading!
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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

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Maradaine Elite (3 books)
  • The Way of the Shield (Maradaine Elite, #1)
  • The People of the City (Maradaine Elite, #3)