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Ld Needless to say that Marla finds herself outmatched by a god but that has never stopped Marla from picking a fight to defend her cityMarla Mason s uickly becoming one of my favorite characters n fantasy a no nonsense kickass heroine with a heart of gold At least that s how she resides n my mind love Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia (Favorite Fairy Tales, Book 10) is blind I guess We see of that here as Marla takes on an entity that simplys too powerful even for her But who cares right If someone The Missing Link is going to take over Felportt ll be over Marla s dead body and who better for the job than Death himselfAfter each Working Girls installment the characternteraction has been better and better The author seems to have hit his comfort zone the dialogue has good rhythm and the characters and the world complement each other perfectly While Hands of Flame (Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races Universe in the first Marla Mason novel there were a few head scratchers for men how some elements might have seemed a bit out of place everything being Speechless introduced just seems to fit naturally right now regardless of how outlandisht may seem It all starts with how well Marla has come along and especially the great supporting cast she has been surrounded with beginning with her sidekick Rondeau who has become a fascinating character Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, in his own right Dead Reign than just being a novel about Marla overcoming odds to protect her cityt s also about soul searching for her As such I couldn t think of a fitting title for the novel the dead Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, in some form or another have left theirmprints allover this novel Marla undertakes a journey where she literally faces the demons of her past which Stranded With The Tempting Stranger in ways have been stunting her personal growth Through the novel we get to know her better than ever before expressly aspects of her past that we ve beenn the dark about Not only that we also learn about the nature of magical artifacts The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, in particular that of the dagger of office and Marla s cloakMy only real complaints that through Marla s journey we are faced with a few scenes that I didn t care much for particularly ones that were rehashes of events we ve already experienced Other than that a ton of fun and full of gratifying events It has a cliffhanger for an ending one that I very much liked I say that but know that the plot that was laid out n Dead Reign was concluded It s nconseuential though since you can just pick up the next novel and continue the story without a problem which I didIn any case another entertaining novel from TA Pratt which has the Marla Mason series steadily climbing the ranks among my favorite urban fantasies It s a series that I can easily recommend to any urban fantasy reader and welcome readers outside the sub genre to give a try Have to say this Mindhunter is probably my favorite Marla Mason book so far I already finished 4 Also with that perspective have to say thiss beginning to look like a every other one Flawd is really good set up because 2 Poison Sleep was just long and 4 Spell Games was also long and went and ended on a cliff hanger which I m still pissed about Dead Reign though was a good solid ass kicking book What I like about Marlas that she has faults and they do NOT help her so she s realistic flawed and does not always win Sweet Stallion in the end and live happily ever after Friends die shit gets bad and she screws stuff up Things are not ok and you have to deal with your mistakes and conseuences of your actions I like that she had to face her demons uite a bit literallyn this book facing the karmic debt of people she s killed while fighting her way through the underworld Also the conclusion was not something you could anticipate or see coming Don t like to spoiler things so I ll leave The County And The Kingdom it at that GUYZ GUESS WHO HAS A FAVORITE NEW SERIES DPoor poor Marla LMAO It just keeps getting worse and worse for her You really have to givet to her though She truly thinks outside the box Oh Death thinks he can just take over MY city Fuck that I m taking over Hell. G Marla needs s all out war with the King of the Underworld but that’s exactly what she’s got As the battle lines are drawn she can count on her hedonistic body hopping partner Rondeaubut how many of her old allies will stand by her side when facing the ultimate adversary To save her city Marla will have to find a way to cheat Death literall.
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This s the third book Crushed Ice in the series featuring Marla Mason the head of all the hidden magic societyn Felport an maginary East Coast city n the tradition of Gotham and Metropolis though I d say Felport Risking It All is closer to the former than the latter Aside from a new urban center and the magic Marla s worlds pretty close to our own Anyway Dog Food 2 in this book Marla takes on Death mostly because he stepsn her territory and won t leave her alone When having a character even a powerful one face a god Santa In Montana (Calder Saga it can be pretty difficult The seriess good at making The Moonshiners Daughter it clear that Marla can t go toe to toe with Death so she needs to be clever than that Almost typed subtle except Marla ain t subtle at all Marla has two powerful artifacts The firsts the knife Death wants back and was able to surprise him once The second has some pretty severe drawbacks so Marla doesn t keep Emmas Orphans it on hand Anyway this was an entertaining read both as to how do you beat someone who could kill you with a thought ands only keeping you alive because he s the godly euivalent of a little boy that pulls the wings off of flies and to see Marla s past We also get to see some of the characters from the first book which I didn t expect they were based Saints on Stage in San Francisco so weren t regularsn the city I d complain that Death really should have just killed Marla except Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, it s made clear that he s a little sadist and that killing her would jsut make the knife pass to another mortal he d have to deal with My one complaint was that the series used a bait and switch at the end Marla finishes up the plot and who should appear at her door but the bearer of the next plot Metaphorically speaking I mean I hate when books do this TA Pratts a bloody bright writer I ve been listening too this series The details are so specific that you can tell he puts a lot of thought childhood happy hours into his writing Listen to this series for a very entertaining story Death takes over Felport and banishes Marla Mason the chief sorcerer She can t get backnto her city she can t even communicate with anyone still n there and even f she could Death has powers beyond mortal comprehensionSo she storms the Underworld God I love her I really liked this Publish and Perish installment Marla has to content with The Walking Deathcrazy story Really like these characters looking forward to the next one One of my continuing goalss to try out new authors As there will unlikely be a new Dresden Files books this year I m exploring for me some new urban fantasy authors For all of the negatives that have been posted about Butcher s writing and the Dresden books I ll have to say I don t think Pratt s Marla Mason s uite as good a readOn the plus side Marla s a much engaging character than Hamilton s Anita Blake I m willing to buy Marla s wise ass commentary and attempt at a no nonsense attitude From a characterization view Pratt s character would benefit from giving the reader than just the surface snark and toughness There are hints about deeper aspects of Marla during her Underworld excursion which I was happy to read but not uite enough to The Book of Lamentations insure that I would read of the character s adventuresThe pluses remain an engaging enough lead character some small world building and perhaps the biggest piece of credit that I have to give Pratts that his solution to Marla s problem Guide Through the Old Testament is not easy or a Russell T Davies cop outOn the minus side the city of Felport should have bee I believe a real city Butcher has used Chicago Blake St Louis and I forget the city Kim Harrison uses I think that a real city would have worked better asts own background character The story might have been better as a novella or short story because I think the concept The Best-Case Scenario Handbook isn t uite long enough for a novelThe concepts that the The Last Days of the Romanovs incarnation of Death comes to Felport deposes Marla from her position as chief sorcerer and banishes Marla from the city Marla has to find a way. Death has come calling and one womanhas what he wants most of all As chief sorcerer of Felport Marla Mason thought she’d faced every kind of evil the magical world had to offer But she’s never faced a killer like this He’s dark glib handsome as the devil and exactly who he says hes Death The Fate of the Romanovs in the flesh He’s arrivedn Felport with a poss.
To beat the banishment spell and regain her seat of powerIn the Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, interests of full disclosure thiss the third book LOSER in the series and with the publisher dropping the contract Pratts now essentially self publishing the new book can be found on An argument could be made that the character work done here pays off Home-Ec 101 in later books So from a character view Marlas much better than Anita Blake as I couldn t buy Exterminating Angel into Blake no matter how hard I tried The city setting would have been bettern a real city even though I admit Simon Green does make London s second city the Nightside work Culture and Customs of Norway in his short storiesTowards the top of the TBR piles an Iron Druid book for me to try out and I m considering giving Kim Harrison another try The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, in this genre Thiss yet another great addition to a really cool seriesThis book starts with Marla and Rondeau having a conversation about zombies while they re spying on a necromancer So you can bet I was hooked from the startSoon Marla and Rondeau are split up by circumstances but they both know how to get things done even Shake, Rattle and Roll if they have different ways of doing so I enjoyed seeing how each of them tried to make the best of the situation they were thrownntoThere are lots of cool and fun events n this book I love the way Pratt mixes humor with a really suspenseful story Although I must say that I m sure by now that Marla will find a way out of trouble And some things that happen make me wonder f Marla The Weavers Idea Book isn t maybe getting too powerful On the other handf the books keep being as cool as this one I don t care The Mission of Mooney Rooney if Marlas too powerful or not And this book does end with a very The Road to There interesting cliffhanger so you can be sure I ll read the next book soon Marla Masons a badass anyone who creatively thinks her way though the problems she faces and wins s amazing Ultimate favorite urban fantasy lead female When death comes to town looking for his toy and banishes Marla from her town She says well screw that guy and goes to take over Deaths kingdom to get back at him That s the kind of big thinking that I love So urban fantasy books have a couple of problems that I ve run nto There are a couple of lead character tropes that I don t like One the lead character Used (Getting Inside of V, is crazy go nuts strong but dumb and blindly stumbles on to the plot Or the lead characters super smart and clever but to add to the mystery the author will keep us Inside a Barn in the Country in the dark on key plot points to be reveled later Leaving me as the reader to be like wait where was I This especially bugs men a first person point of view book But this book does a thing that makes sense Marla Mason The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums is not dumb and doesn t just lucknto the plot Marla Athena is just so god damn busy there are always like five or problems for her to fix and sometimes something will blind side her no matter how hard she tries to keep on top of things It reminds me of the uote from Star Trek The Next Generation Sometimes you can make no mistakes do everything right and still lose It makes her triumphs overt that much satisfying a great addition to this series and defiantly keeps me on board for the long haul a few disappointing urban fantasy reads recently Dead Reign by TA Pratt was a welcomed change This Tales from the Toolbox is the thirdnstallment of the Marla Mason series and t gave me just what I was expecting to get out of t I m glad I held back continuing the series after finishing up Poison Sleep a few months back as reading Dead Reign when I did was just what I needed at the timeDeath has come to Felport and naturally t s chief sorcerer Marla Mason who has to put a stop to him before he destroys her precious city The timing s Det ordnar sig inconvenient as she has to appease the ghosts of the founders by throwing a partyn their honor or risk mayhem through her city By the same token she s short on allies and people who she can trust not that trust has ever been something she could count on The Admiral in her wor. E composed of a halfnsane necromancer and the reanimated corpse of John Wilkes Booth and he The Homunculus isn’t leaving until he gets what he came for Only Marlas crazy enough to tell Death to go back to Hell With the Founders’ Ball just around the bend drawing together the brightest meanest and most dangerous of Felport’s magical elite the last thin.
T.A. Pratt Ý 5 Summary
Tim Pratt under which he penned the Marla Mason booksI've crowdfunded seven projects four through Kickstarter successfully in the past few years and I don't foresee any problems with this one either I write novels for a living and this is a book I'm excited to do It's always possible there will be bumps and delays on the production process or an unforeseen illness or other disaster but if so I'll keep everyone posted and we'll get there in the end