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Publisher's Summary

The second audiobook in a series featuring two misfit partners working a case in a crime-ridden city filled with orcs, humans, elves, dwarves, and mages - The Lord of the Rings meets Lethal Weapon.

In the most dangerous district of the city, the Fifth Ward, Rem and Torval have been perfecting their good cop, bad cop routine while protecting residents from drug-dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, and humans being typical humans.

But when a perplexing case of arson leads to a series of gruesome, unsolvable murders, the two partners must challenge their own assumptions and loyalties if they are to preserve their partnership, wrest justice from the chaos, and keep their ward from tearing itself apart. 

For more from Dale Lucas, check out The Fifth Ward: First Watch.

©2018 Dale Lucas (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!" (Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series)

"A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for." (Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld)

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awesome

this book was awesome as fuck bitches. I was like damn son this shit fire and shit.

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Great story

Dale Lucas has knocked it out of the park again! He has an amazing way of drawing you in and immersing the reader/listener into the world of these two complex and exciting characters. Can't wait for book 3!

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Deeper than the write up appears

This may seem like the plot of other books- how do you police different species living together? Grumpy old cop gets young new partner... but the characters were deeper than I expected, the story doesn’t follow every expected trope, the plot is well crafted and it has surprises and twists. I listened to the first two books consecutively and will definitely be ready for the next book.