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by Keith R. a. DeCandido

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ISBN: 1937051285
Author: Keith R. a. DeCandido
Language: English
Publisher: Dark Quest, LLC (December 30, 2011)
Pages: 182
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 217
Size Fb2: 1932 kb
Size ePub: 1939 kb
Size Djvu: 1969 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded city of Cliff's End.

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Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games.

Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Andromeda, Farscape, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, and Stargate SG-1.

Dragon Precinct book. Don't get me wrong: DeCandido (and others) has done a scholar's work in sinking the "Star Trek" Keith . DeCandido never met an entertainment franchise that he didn't like

Dragon Precinct book. DeCandido never met an entertainment franchise that he didn't like. I've heard it rumored that he's pitched a series of novels focusing on that former fat-guy Jerod from all of those "Subway" commercials. and that may end up being more entertaining fare than his fantasy-themed riff on CBS's juggernaut "CSI" franchise with "Dragon Precinct," a largely tepid but thankfully quick read.

Read Dragon Precinct, by Keith . DeCandido online on Bookmate – Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded port city of Cliff’. Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded port city of Cliff’s End, to say nothing of the tourists and travellers who arrive by land and sea, passing through the metropolis on matters of business or pleasure-or on quests.

Keith R. A. Decandido. The local official in charge of Brotherhood affairs for the region including Cliff’s End, Ythran maintained this office in his mansion on the outskirts of the city-state. The local official in charge of Brotherhood affairs for the region including Cliff’s End, Ythran maintained this office in his mansion on the outskirts of the city-state e Lord and Lady’s seal (generously provided by an obsequious Sir Rommett and a frightened Bertram), she and Torin had been kept waiting almost two hours before Ythran deigned to see them this morning. Talking to the Brotherhood was not a step Danthres was eager to take, but Osric insisted it had to be the next

DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians.

DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians.

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.

Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded port 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.

Comments:

Darkraven
Author Keith R.A. DeCandido's "Dragon Precinct" is a fun read and an admirable beginning to a series of stories about a small squad of detectives trying to enforce the law in a very strange place.
How strange?
Well, the cops who work out of the Dragon Precinct live in a world populated by humans, dwarves, elves, trolls, hobgoblins, and other magical folk. It's as if Ed McBain's 82nd Precinct detectives went "over the rainbow" one day and wound up in Wonderland.
DeCandido demonstrates impressive world-building skills in "Dragon Precinct" but more than that he has developed some very interesting characters and dropped them into some very real situations. While one team of cops is investigating multiple murders, for example, another team is trying to catch a serial rapist. In their efforts to track down the perpetrators of these and other crimes their efforts are hindered by uncooperative witnesses, local politicians, and false leads. I spent many years as a cop reporter up and down the East Coast of the United States and I can say that the situations DeCandido has created for his detectives ring true in every aspect.
The detectives are an interesting bunch including an old hand on the verge of retirement who is paired with a young - and very naive - officer from a well-to-do family and a halfling woman with a burning desire for justice partnered with an easy-going cop who tries his best to keep her out of trouble. They and the other members of the precinct's detective bureau are well drawn characters. DeCandido also does a very nice job in fleshing out some of the secondary characters in this novel as well, particularly an interfering politician and a crooked store owner.
The narrative is easy to follow and his scene setting is very well done. There are not a lot of flowery descriptions in this novel; given the fact that this is essentially a police procedural you wouldn't expect many so I consider that a plus. Still, DeCandido does manage to put the reader both "in the moment" and "in the place" nicely.
The verdict: A good story with interesting characters and well worth reading.
Slowly writer
What's a castle guard to do when a group of Heroes starts unexpectedly dropping dead in impossible murders? And the Magical Examiner says there was no magic involved?
This book is a great start on a series of fantasy-world police procedurals by Mr. DeCandido, set in the port town of Cliff's End, where magic is the purview of The Brotherhood of Wizards, who have no love for the Guard. But if there's no magic involved, how are the victims' necks snapping when there's no one around?
With fully developed characters and a locale that feels real, this book is one I'd recommend to anyone who appreciates detailed worldbuilding, as well as those who like a good murder mystery.
Wizer
Set in the city-state Cliff’s End, the books follow two detectives, who strive to solve crime in a city filled with elves, trolls, gnomes, wizards, halflings and other fantasy creatures. A Lord and Lady rule the city, along with a cadre of Nobles that seem destined to get in the way of the bad guys (and the good guys for that matter). The books mix police procedural with fantasy in an entertainingly lighthearted way.

Dragon Precinct, the first book of the series, follows detectives Danthes & Torin as they investigate a string of murders within an adventuring party. To make matters worse, the adventurers are heroes of the realm, and the Lord and Lady want it solved quickly. The book itself isn’t very long, 163 pages, decidedly a quick read. DeCandido doesn’t provide a lot of backstory on the characters in this first book, but it isn’t really necessary. The humor, along with the twists and turns of solving the murders make this a fun read.

I’d recommend this one for folks who like fantasy novels and CSI. It’s great for quick plane trips, or for those who have a couple of hours to kill in a coffee shop.

Unicorn Precinct, the second installment in the series, brings us back to Danthes & Torin. This time they’re out to solve the murder of a young noblewoman about to be married. In this book, DeCandido fleshes out Torin’s backstory for us quite a bit more, and we get to see a different, or at least a milder side of the normally acerbic Danthes.

Reading the two books, one immediately after the other, probably helped my impressions of both. While the stories don’t particularly reference one another, the setting is the same, and the continuity made it feel like one longer book. I would suggest reading them this way, or wait until Goblin Precinct comes out and read all three of them together. I am looking forward re-reading them all once Goblin Precinct comes out.
Nikojas
The characters in this book are fantastic. Each has a unique quirky personality that is fun to discover. The story is interesting.

My only negative for this book is that it does have a bit of language in it, which makes it less fun to read. But beyond that it's a great read.
Voodoosida
...but I'm hard-pressed to say as to whether or not its the best; they're all pretty damned good, if you ask me. I'm a sucker for police procedurals and fantasy novels, and this is an excellent example of both genres.
Malahelm
This was a fun quick read. Not a horrible book, but nothing spectacular either. The book does not have a great end to the mystery and frankly was a little weak. But, I liked the characters and their interaction enough to buy the second one.
NI_Rak
The overall theme of the book is compelling, but fails in the details. While the two main protagonists are interesting, the remainder of the characters are generic stereotypes. The book would have benefited from more backstory and a little more nuance. Also poorly edited with several typos. A quick read to kill some time, but don't expect too much.
This was an excellent and enjoyably unique take on a police procedural. Even thought it is set in a fantasy world it has a nice level of believability for me. I highly recommend this.

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