Dead Reign

Dead Reign Cover

Dead Reign

By T. A. Pratt

Spectra Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553591354, 323pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

Description
Death has come calling, and one woman
has 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 he is. Death "in the flesh." He's arrived in Felport with a posse composed of a half-insane necromancer and the reanimated corpse of John Wilkes Booth, and he isn t leaving until he gets what he came for. Only Marla is 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 thing Marla needs is 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 Rondeau but 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 "literally.


About the Author
Tim Pratt's books include story collections Little Gods and Hart & Boot & Other Stories, poetry collection If There Were Wolves, and the novel The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl. As T. A. Pratt, he created a series of urban fantasy novels about a sorceress named Marla Mason that begins with Blood Engines and continued with Poison Sleep, Dead Reign, Spell Games, and Broken Mirrors. He also wrote a short prequel novel for the series called Bone Shop. You can read more about them at MarlaMason.net.