Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between 2 words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
<b>Marshall Ryan Maresca</b> grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State. He now lives Austin with his wife and son. His work appeared in<i>Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction</i>andRick Klaw s anthology<i>Rayguns Over Texas<b>.</b></i>He alsohas had several short plays produced and has worked as a stage actor, a theatrical director and an amateur chef. <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i>is his debut novel. DAW will also be publishing<i>A Murder of Mages</i>, the first novel in Marshall s second fantasy series, set in the city of Maradaine. For more information, visit Marshall s website at www.mrmaresca.com.
Praise for the Maradaine universe: Maresca's debut is <b>smart, fast, and engaging fantasy crime</b> in the mold of Brent Weeks and Harry Harrison. Just perfect. --Kat Richardson, national bestselling author of <i>Revenant</i> Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented.... <b>Action, adventure, and magic in a school setting</b> will appeal to those who love <i>Harry Potter</i> and Patrick Rothfuss' <i>The Name of the Wind</i>. ―<i>Library Journal </i>(starred) A well-conceived and well-written melange of popular fantasy sub-genres: there's a university with a magic department, there is some vigilante derring-do and thievery.... If you're looking for an <b>action-and-adventure-filled new fantasy series</b>, then <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i> will suit very well. --Civilian Reader <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i> is a <b>light-hearted, fun read</b>, and Maresca has introduced a hero with plenty of room to grow, a couple of villains who will provide plenty of conflict in upcoming books. And, most importantly, he's created a character that I care enough about to continue reading. --Relentless Reading Take the <b>caped avenger of Batman, the teenage-superhero angst of Spiderman</b>, the street-gang bravado of <i>West Side Story</i>, and toss in the magic of <i>Harry Potter</i>, and what have you got? Marshall Ryan Maresca's <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i>. --Kings River Life Magazine Maresca brings the whole package, complete and well-constructed. If you're looking for something fun and adventurous for your next fantasy read, look no further than <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i>, <b>an incredible start to a new series</b>, from an author who is clearly on his way to great things. --Bibliosanctum <i>The Thorn of Dentonhill</i> was <b>a fast-paced read with action from start to finish</b>. I loved every minute of it. --Short and Sweet Reviews <b>Definitely</b> <b>a fun read</b>, and one classic fantasy fans will likely enjoy. --Bibliotropic So much of it is <b>terribly exciting and fun</b>.... What I really liked about the ending was how it set up relationships and possibilities for the next book (which I definitely plan on reading). --Tenacious Reader