Dead Reign (Marla Mason #3)
by T.A. Pratt
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
This is yet another great addition to a really cool series.
This 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 start!
Soon Marla and Rondeau are split up by circumstances, but they both know how to get things done, even 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 thrown into.
There are lots of cool and fun events in 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 if Marla isn't maybe getting too powerful. On the other hand: if the books keep being as cool as this one, I don't care if Marla is too powerful or not.
And this book does end with a very interesting cliffhanger, so you can be sure I'll read the next book soon.
Why should you read it:
Zombies! Lots of zombies.
Seriously: It's a cool and fun Urban Fantasy read.