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First Watch

(2017)
(The first book in the Fifth Ward series)
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The grit of grimdark meets a police procedural in this rollicking debut fantasy series where two watchmen protect the streets of one of fantasy's most dangerous cities.

A member of the Yenara City guard has gone missing. The culprit could be any of the usual suspects: drug-dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, or humans being typical humans.

It's up to two reluctant partners -- Rem, a miscreant who joins the Watch to pay off his bail, and Torval, a maul-wielding dwarf who's highly unimpressed with the untrained Rem -- to uncover the truth and catch the murderer loose in their fair city.

"A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for." -- Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!" -- Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for." - Nicholas Eames

"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!" - Jon Hollins


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Used availability for Dale Lucas's First Watch

Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch
Author(s): Dale Lucas
ISBN: 0-356-50936-2 / 978-0-356-50936-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch
Author(s): Dale Lucas
ISBN: 0-316-46907-6 / 978-0-316-46907-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch: The Fifth Ward, Book One
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch: The Fifth Ward, Book One
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch: The Fifth Ward, Book One
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: First Watch: Library Edition (Fifth Ward)
Author(s): Dale Lucas
ISBN: 1-4789-5061-7 / 978-1-4789-5061-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch (Fifth Ward series, Book 1)
Author(s): Dale Lucas
ISBN: 1-4789-5064-1 / 978-1-4789-5064-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Ward: First Watch: The Fifth Ward, Book One
Author(s): Dale Lucas
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU