Today I am interviewing Marshall Ryan Maresca, author of the new fantasy novel, Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe, second book in The Streets of Maradaine series.
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DJ: Hi Marshall! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Marshall Ryan Maresca: Hi! I’m Marshall Ryan Maresca, fantasy writer. I’m the author of the multiple series that make up the Maradaine Sequence, the latest book is Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe, the second book of the Streets of Maradaine series.
DJ: What is Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe and then The Streets of Maradaine series about?
Marshall: The Streets of Maradaine follows Asti and Verci Rynax, two brothers who live in the poorer neighborhood of North Seleth. That neighborhood was the target of deliberate arson, which lost them their home and business. In the first book, The Holver Alley Crew, they learned the forces behind the fire are even wider and further reaching than they suspected, so Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe continues their investigation into what caused the fire, and going after who was behind it.
DJ: What were some of your influences for The Streets of Maradaine series?
Marshall: So much of its DNA comes from heist and crime stories– things like Firefly and Oceans Eleven. But I also found a lot of inspiration in the kinds of stories where a rag-tag team of underdogs pull together to get something done, and through that, forge intense bonds of loyalty– be that a heist, or winning the sectional championships, or tearing down a corrupt alliance. Did I mention Firefly? Continue reading