The neighborhood of the Little East is a collision of cultures, languages, and traditions, hidden away in the city of Maradaine. A set of streets to be avoided or ignored. When a foreign dignitary is murdered, solving the crime falls to the most unpopular inspectors in the Maradaine Constabulary: exposed fraud Satrine Rainey, and Uncircled mage Minox Welling.

With a murder scene deliberately constructed to point blame toward the rival groups resident in this exotic section of Maradaine, Rainey is forced to confront her former life, while Welling’s ignorance of his own power threatens to consume him. And the conflicts erupting in the Little East will spark a citywide war unless the Constabulary solves the case quickly.



Despite the fact that I have very little time to read these days, I’ve been devouring this book. Like, I love it. I couldn’t put the first book in the series down and I couldn’t put this one down either.

This is a little bit different than what I normally read (mostly because I do a lot of research) but this is the kind of book that I wish I could write. The relationship between the two characters always makes me smile and I love the fact that this isn’t a romance. In fact, the main heroine has a husband and kids. But that being said, despite the two main chracters not being involved romantically, I loved watching their relationship grow.

The mystory aspect of this story was also amazing. I love the world this author has created. Really, I can’t rave about it enough.


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