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Summary Ú The Alchemy of Chaos ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í The saga of the streets of Maradaine that began in The Thorn of Dentonhill continuesVeranix Calbert is The Thorn—the street vigilante who became a legend to the people of Maradaine especially the gangs that run the neighborhood of Aventil The ThorS using a form of magic that Veranix doesn’t recognize As the pranks grow increasingly deadly it becomes clear that there’s someone with a vendetta against the university and The Thorn may be the only one capable of stopping them Between the prankster the war brewing between the Aventil gangs and the flamboyant assassins Fenmere has hired to kill him Veranix may end up dead before the week is out Which just might be preferable to taking his exam. It's always a pleasure to discover a new author especially when you read a second or third book and can really see them coming into their own in terms of writing uality and story development While I enjoyed the first book The Thorn of Dentonville it was not without its flaws I was pleased to see that the Alchemy of Chaos pretty much addressed my main concerns as this is in all ways a tight interesting and inclusive bookWhile the beginning was a bit slow and felt a little like a retread of the first hang in there the book soon takes off and keeps you reading to the very end and leaves you anxious for the next installmentMarasca has done a fine job this time around balancing Veranix's school and vigilante life giving eual weight to his two lives and managing to cleverly integrate both plots Vee's mighty powers are knocked down a peg or two giving the reader reason to identify and root for him Supporting characters like Delmin and Kai get page time and agency The lack of female characters is rectified with a number of small but welcome touches We learn there is a female body of scholars also attending the university and one girl becomes an important player Female professors exist a female captain runs a Red Rabbit gang while the villain Fenne hires deadly female assassins to take out The Thorn

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Ing on using the Red Rabbits gang to bring the drug into AventilBut it’s also Exam Week at the University of Maradaine where Veranix is a magic student With his academic career and future as a mage riding on his performance Veranix needs to devote himself entirely to studying and participating in a fellow student’s thesis experiments There’s no time to go after Fenmere or the Red RabbitsThen a series of strange pranks begin to plague the campu. Although the first half of this book feels just a little slow at times there's some excellent payoff in the second half when all of the elements really come together It really is like a superhero crime fighting team story perhaps even so than the previous installment Though focus is on vigilantemagic student Veranix Calbert and I agree with those who say its like a cross between say Batman and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle books I'd also say this book is almost like Marvel's Agents of Shield set in a high fantasy world with its own set of magical rules and street gangs in that it's got a similar vibe in some ways and a similar balance of seriousness and comedyThere is also a significant improvement in the presentation of female characters which was frankly pretty terrible in Book 1 While this book is by no means a feminist friendly book and the majority of the POV and plot catalyzations do come from male characters it does have an admirably wide variety of female characters from leads to background figures and many of them have big parts to play in the plot Jiarna is a super smart science nerd along with male counterpart Phadre Kaiana has a lot to do than before when she was just a convenient helper and a lure for Veranix and women like Deena and Sotch are just like any other gang members out on the streets That being said I'd venture a guess that the Deadly Birds the female assassins with their often skimpy costumes are a play on the scantily clad heroine and villainesses of classic comic books but rehashing a trope does not usually do much to undermine that trope And all women are referred to as birds little b in Maradaine anyway which seemed slightly demeaning I would love to see atmospheric descriptive writing about the city and its environs as it is sometimes difficult to picture what various places and things look like and where they are in relationship to each other despite the handy city map provided at the start But apart from that this is a good exciting series and I can't wait to see where it goes next I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley

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The Alchemy of ChaosThe saga of the streets of Maradaine that began in The Thorn of Dentonhill continuesVeranix Calbert is The Thorn the street vigilante who became a legend to the people of Maradaine especially the gangs that run the neighborhood of Aventil The Thorn continues to harass Willem Fenmere the drug kingpin of the Dentonhill neighborhood Veranix is still determined to stop Fenmere and the effitte drug trade especially when he discovers that Fenmere is plann. Source LibraryGenre FantasyRating 35 4ThoughtsThe Alchemy of Chaos by author Marshall Ryan Maresca is the second installment in the Maradine series Veranix Calbert is The Thorn—the street vigilante who became a legend to the people of Maradaine especially the gangs that run the neighborhood of Aventil The Thorn continues to harass Willem Fenmere the drug kingpin of the Dentonhill neighborhood Veranix is still determined to stop Fenmere and the effitte drug trade especially when he discovers that Fenmere is planning on using the Red Rabbits gang to bring the drug into AventilBut it’s also Exam Week at the University of Maradaine where Veranix is a magic student With his academic career—and future as a mage—riding on his performance Veranix needs to devote himself entirely to studying and participating in a fellow student’s thesis experiments There’s no time to go after Fenmere or the Red Rabbits Then a series of strange pranks begin to plague the campus using a form of magic that Veranix doesn’t recognize As the pranks grow increasingly deadly it becomes clear that there’s someone with a vendetta against the university and The Thorn may be the only one capable of stopping them Between the prankster the war brewing between the Aventil gangs and the flamboyant assassins Fenmere has hired to kill him Veranix may end up dead before the week is out Which just might be preferable to taking his examsOne of the things that really stands out in this story is Veranix's willingness to trust others Yes he has Kaiana Nell and Delmin all knowing what he does when he is not in class But now he has others like Professor Aliman involved in not only his schooling to ensure he actually passes his classes but 2 higher classmates who stumble into his webNow that I am officially caught up on this series I really am eager to read book # 4 to see where Maresca goes with the series Loved the relationships that sprout out from this story Liked finally learning how certain secondary characters like Phadne and Jiarna came to be part of Veranix support group Really appreciated the difficulties that Colin is having among his own people and not wanting to get revenge for previous acts against his family Not until he was ready Kaiana Nell is still my favorite character outside of Vee I adore her I do wish that the author would consider actually exploring a relationship between Kai and Vee Won't get any complaints from me