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Dragon Precinct (2004) [Novel]
by Keith R.A. DeCandido Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded city of Cliff's End, to say nothing of the tourists and travelers who arrive by land and sea, passing through the metropolis on matters of business or pleasure -- or on quests. The hard-working, under-appreciated officers of the Cliff's End Castle Guard work day and night to maintain law and order as best they can.

Gan Brightblade is one of the world's greatest heroes and a personal friend of the Lord and Lady of Cliff's End. So when he's brutally murdered in grubby lodgings in Dragon Precinct, on the eve of a great quest, the Captain of the Guard puts his two best investigators on the case. The half-elf Danthres Tresyllione and ex-soldier Torin ban Wyvald soon discover that the crime scene is empty of any forensic evidence -- physical or magical. They have no clues, and the heat is on.

The Lord and Lady want their friend's murder solved -- now. The populace is mourning the loss of a great hero. The ever-unhelpful Brotherhood of Wizards could take over the case at any minute. And then another member of Brightblade's party turns up dead....

Original title: Dragon Precinct
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

Edition #1: Dragon Precinct

Dragon Precinct (2004)
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Language: English

  • "All in all, this is a fascinating excursion in genre-bending; worth a try even for readers who usually take either their procedurals or their fantasies unadulterated." Booklist
  • "Dragon Precinct rises above its origins through the strong development of its characters and setting. ... What Dragon Precinct does offer is a pleasant way to spend a few hours with characters that come to life in a world you can easily lose yourself in"
  • "A hard-boiled detective mystery... set in a medieval, fantastical world where the Brotherhood of Wizards tightly controls magic and spells, and the Lord and Lady have a police force that would feel at home in any modern American city. ... though the weapon of choice is a sword, and officers walk around in armor, and magic is a means used to kill actual heroes famed far and wide for their old quest to kill the evil wizard, the sensibilities are modern, the language today, and the sensibilities ours. It works. I wanted to know what was going to happen next, how the victims had been killed, and why the Chamberlain was protecting the best suspects. And DeCandido delivered; answering my questions and neatly wrapping up the stories." Artemis magazine
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Dragon Precinct (2004)

ISBN: 0743467701

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