Dragon Precinct

Dragon Precinct

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by Keith R. A. DeCandido
     
 

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"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 on Dragon Precinct

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

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"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 on Dragon Precinct

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.

"Dungeons and Dragnet... As a take-off of the standard crime drama, Dragon Precinct succeeds nicely. Dressed in sword-and-sorcery trappings, the clichés of the genre are given a fresh twist. I would like to see more stories in this same setting."
—The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society Authors and Editors

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Elliot Swanson
Harry Potter meets the 87th Precinct? Well, not quite. DeCandido's mix of fantasy and police procedural may be set in a world where magic thrives, but it's definitely not a children's book. Humans, trolls, elves, wizards, and various hybrid combinations behave like adults, not kids. Elfish detective Danthres and her partner, Torin, are already under pressure to catch a rapist who can walk through walls. Things go from bad to worse when high-profile guests staying at the Dog and Duck Inn draw the

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015735635
Publisher:
Dark Quest
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Series:
Dragon Precinct , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
290,980
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.

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Dragon Precinct 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and uninteresting. I couldn't finish it, and I usually persevere no matter how bad the book is once I've put out money for it. In this case, I felt I had suffered enough after the first 50 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago