The Fifth Ward (Paperback)

Good Company

By Dale Lucas

Orbit, 9780316469135, 480pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/1/2019)

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

The third book in a rollicking fantasy series where the grit of grimdark meets a police procedural, and it's up to two watchmen to protect the streets of one of fantasy's most dangerous cities.

Yenara is a sprawling, dirty city. Filled to bursting with heroes questing, mages testing out spells, thieves around every corner, elves judging everyone, dwarves hating everyone, orcs fighting everyone, and humans being typical humans. Enter Rem and Torval: one a human, the other a dwarf, and both working as Watchwardens.

Now, they must escort a notorious thief through a dangerous forest to the nearby city from where the thief escaped. But the thief's companions are waiting, and the soldiers Rem and Torval travel with might not be so honorable.

For more from Dale Lucas, check out:

The Fifth Ward
First Watch
Friendly Fire
Good Company



About the Author

Dale Lucas is a novelist, screenwriter, civil servant, and armchair historian from St. Petersburg, Florida. When not writing at home or trapped in a cubicle at his day job, he loves travel, great food, and buying more books than he'll ever be able to read.


Praise For The Fifth Ward: Good Company

"A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for."— p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld, on The Fifth Ward: First Watch


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"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side, complete with irreverent dwarves and rabble-rousing orcs, mages, and humans. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!"— p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series, on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"Great fun ... [First Watch] injects new life into a well-established formula ... [a] thoroughly splendid debut."—The Eloquent Page on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"Fans of diverse cityscapes, mismatched buddy cops, and high adventure will relish this fantasy series launch."—Library Journal on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"Dale Lucas tells a rambunctious tale that sends the two watchmen into the worst parts of Yanara, fighting orcs and dealing with elves. The case is far bigger than either expected and leads to villainy that is actually illegal in the city. I can't wait for the next case."—University City Review on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"A well-written adventure."—Cannonball Read on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"I could have read this story for eternity, the characters and world building are that good ... every scene is brought to life with blazing imagery that is tied to constant movement. The characterization is superb and continues to surprise as events unfold."—Koeur's Book Reviews on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"[An] entertaining story.... A real page-turner."—RT Book Reviews on The Fifth Ward: First Watch

"First Watch is brilliantly written. Action, intrigue, and humor... Genuinely, CSI: LOTR."
Reality's a Bore on The Fifth Ward: First Watch