LADY HENTERMAN'S WARDROBE
This urban fantasy novel takes off immediately and will hold you in its grip as the Rynax brothers, Verci and Asti, return for a second outing in the exciting follow-up to The Holver Alley Crew. As the second book in the Maradaine series, Maresca has room to let his story breathe without losing its thrills as he continues to worldbuild and reintroduce his charismatic antiheroes. By the time the story comes to a close, you'll be itching for a third helping from the author.
After the fall of Holver Alley and its people in a devastating fire, the Rynax brothers, Verci and Asti, go from being self-interested thieves to selfless vigilantes as they try to solve the mystery of who is behind the destruction of their beloved town. In the past they were in ruin, in debt, distracted and ready to slip back into old habits, but now the siblings are focused and seeking justice for their neighbors. As they get closer to finding the culprit, their quest gets murkier and they begin to find more mysteries. The Rynax siblings won't stop fighting for the truth no matter how dangerous their missions get, but will they lose themselves in the process? (DAW, Mar., 368 pp., $7.99)