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First Watch

(2017)
(The first book in the Fifth Ward series)
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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

In the cramped quarters of the city of Yenara, humans, orcs, mages, elves and dwarves all jostle for success and survival, while understaffed watch wardens struggle to keep the citizens in line.

Enter Rem. New to the city, he wakes bruised and hungover in the dungeons of the fifth ward. With no money for bail - and seeing no other way out of his cell - Rem jumps at the chance to join the Watch.

Torval, his new partner - a dwarf who's handy with a maul and known for hitting first and asking questions later - is highly unimpressed with the untrained and weaponless Rem. But when Torval's former partner goes missing, the two must learn to work together to uncover the truth and catch a murderer loose in their fair city.

'A buddy cop story in a secondary world setting. What else do you need to know? . . . page-turning entertainment' Pornokitsch

'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 thrilling adventure, it's a buddy action movie masquerading as a fantasy book and I found it to be an awesome read' The Tattooed Book Geek

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   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 : 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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