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Meet Marla Mason — smart, saucy, slightly wicked witch of the East Coast....

Sorcerer Marla Mason, small-time guardian of the city of Felport, has a big problem. A rival is preparing a powerful spell that could end Marla's life — and, even worse, wreck her city. Marla's only chance of survival is to boost her powers with the Cornerstone, a magical artifact hidden somewhere in San Francisco. But when she arrives there, Marla finds that the quest isn't going to be quite as cut-and-dried as she expected...and that some of the people she needs to talk to are dead. It seems that San Francisco's top sorcerers are having troubles of their own — a mysterious assailant has the city's magical community in a panic, and the local talent is being (gruesomely) picked off one by one.

With her partner-in-crime, Rondeau, Marla is soon racing against time through San Francisco's alien streets, dodging poisonous frogs, murderous hummingbirds, cannibals, and a nasty vibe from the local witchery, who suspect that Marla herself may be behind the recent murders. And if Marla doesn't figure out who is killing the city's finest in time, she'll be in danger of becoming a magical statistic herself....

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"Blood Engines wastes no time: by page three I knew I was reading an urban fantasy unlike any I'd previously encountered. The characters and world are real, immediate, and unapologetically in-your-face, throwing you into a story that trusts you'll keep up with the fast pace without flinching. It charges along with crisp pacing, a fascinating range of secondary characters, and a highly compelling lead in Marla Mason. She may be one of the genre's requisite sharp-tongued females, but her ruthless pragmaticism gives her a completely different feel from her fictional contemporaries. I genuinely look forward to the next book!" C.E. Murphy, author of Coyote Dreams

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"Pratt is a deft storyteller whose blend of suspense, magic, and dry humor kept me entertained and turning pages. Blood Engines is one of the most absorbing reads I've enjoyed in a long time, gluing me to the couch. I adore Marla, her done-at-all-costs character is someone I can relate to and want to cheer for. Best of all, I didn't figure the ending out until I got there. It's a book widower, and I can't wait for the sequel." Kim Harrison, author of For a Few Demons More

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"A fast-paced, thoroughly fun, satisfying read." Kelley Armstrong, author of No Humans Involved

About the Author

T. A. Pratt lives in Oakland, California with partner H.L. Shaw, and works as a senior editor for a trade publishing magazine.

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davidwmack, June 10, 2009 (view all comments by davidwmack)
Like urban fantasy? Like books with "attitude"? You'll like this book. Its the first of 4 (so far). Alot of urban fantasy has a bit of "chick book" feel to it but, T A Pratts Marla Mason books do not. But, chicks will like them anyway. A Butt Kicking good read!
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EmOrzol, April 29, 2009 (view all comments by EmOrzol)
I'm not really into "modern age" fantasy and sci-fi, but I really liked this book and this series. The characters were well thought out and the storyline progressed at a level that engaged me on every page. Like the critic on the back, "I was hooked on page three".
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trojanpotato, January 17, 2009 (view all comments by trojanpotato)
I got this book for free at Comic-Con a few years ago but only recently got around to it. It was a very quick read, both because of its length and its style. It's not the most sophisticated story, but it's very entertaining and the plot is well thought-out. The characters are engaging, and I think I'll try the other books in this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553589986
Author:
Pratt, T. A.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Pratt, T. a.
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.86x4.32x1.02 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553589986 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Blood Engines wastes no time: by page three I knew I was reading an urban fantasy unlike any I'd previously encountered. The characters and world are real, immediate, and unapologetically in-your-face, throwing you into a story that trusts you'll keep up with the fast pace without flinching. It charges along with crisp pacing, a fascinating range of secondary characters, and a highly compelling lead in Marla Mason. She may be one of the genre's requisite sharp-tongued females, but her ruthless pragmaticism gives her a completely different feel from her fictional contemporaries. I genuinely look forward to the next book!"
"Review" by , "Pratt is a deft storyteller whose blend of suspense, magic, and dry humor kept me entertained and turning pages. Blood Engines is one of the most absorbing reads I've enjoyed in a long time, gluing me to the couch. I adore Marla, her done-at-all-costs character is someone I can relate to and want to cheer for. Best of all, I didn't figure the ending out until I got there. It's a book widower, and I can't wait for the sequel."
"Review" by , "A fast-paced, thoroughly fun, satisfying read."
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