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ISBN13: 9780553591361
ISBN10: 0553591363
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Brain-eating fungi, wannabe sorcerers, long-lost relations-does even a hard-core witch stand a chance?

Mad sorcerers, psychic vampires, an army of vengeful demons, Marla Mason would rather face them all than a flesh-and-blood ghost from her dysfunctional family past: her con artist brother, Jason. As Felports chief sorcerer, Marla would ordinarily consider it her duty to protect her town from such an unscrupulous neer-do-well. As his sister, things are a lot…trickier. Now, as Marla attempts to train an apprentice oracle whose magical wires have gotten crossed, Jason is setting up an elaborate sting and drawing her ever-so-corruptible partner Rondeau into the ruse.

Their patsy is a filthy-rich wannabe mage and their bait is something so valuable, so dangerous, so sought after, it probably doesnt exist. But now words gotten out that the Borrichius spores do exist and instead of a sucker Jason and Rondeau have a much bigger-and much deadlier-fish on their line: a reclusive sorcerer whose devotion to the mushroom god and command of vegetal magic could bring a fungal apocalypse to Felport. Itll be the mother of all bad trips unless Marla can pull off the ultimate magical switcheroo…and somehow live to tell about it.

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"Marla Mason, chief sorcerer of the East Coast town of Felport, copes with fiends and family in her inventive fourth adventure (after 2008's Dead Reign). When Marla's nonmagical grifter brother, Jason, turns up and asks if he can pull a con in her territory — selling a foolish millionaire some imaginary superpowerful spores — she agrees, but carefully keeps Jason ignorant of real magic. What she doesn't count on is word of the supposed spores reaching the Mycelium, a sort of mushroom god, which sends creepy fungal envoys to steal them. Once the mushroom's forces arrive, the antics take a deadly turn, depriving Jason of his game and unleashing his darker side with terrible consequences. Pratt's imagination shows no signs of flagging, and plenty of fresh twists and turns propel the series vigorously toward the next book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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 12, 2009 (view all comments by davidwmack)
T A Pratts second Marla Mason book. This is urban fantast with attitude. An in you face, fast paced, butt kicking good read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553591361
Author:
Pratt, T A
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Author:
Pratt, T. a.
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.82x4.26x.93 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Spectra Books - English 9780553591361 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Marla Mason, chief sorcerer of the East Coast town of Felport, copes with fiends and family in her inventive fourth adventure (after 2008's Dead Reign). When Marla's nonmagical grifter brother, Jason, turns up and asks if he can pull a con in her territory — selling a foolish millionaire some imaginary superpowerful spores — she agrees, but carefully keeps Jason ignorant of real magic. What she doesn't count on is word of the supposed spores reaching the Mycelium, a sort of mushroom god, which sends creepy fungal envoys to steal them. Once the mushroom's forces arrive, the antics take a deadly turn, depriving Jason of his game and unleashing his darker side with terrible consequences. Pratt's imagination shows no signs of flagging, and plenty of fresh twists and turns propel the series vigorously toward the next book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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