Poison Sleep by Tim Pratt
(Marla Mason)

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The bad girl of the magical underworld is back and badder than ever

Someone wants Marla Mason dead. Usually that’s not news. As chief sorcerer of Felport, someone always wants her dead. But this time she’s the target of a renegade assassin who specializes in killing his victims over days, months, or even years. Not to mention a mysterious knife-wielding killer in black who pops up in the most unexpected places. To make matters worse, an inmate has broken out of the Blackwing Institute for criminally insane sorcerers—a troubled psychic who can literally reweave the fabric of reality to match her own traumatic past.

With her wisecracking partner Rondeau reluctantly in tow, Marla teams up with a “love-talker” whose dangerous erotic spells not even she can resist. Together they’re searching the rapidly transforming streets of Felport for a woman who’s become the Typhoid Mary of nightmares, infecting everything—and everyone—she touches with a chaos worse than death itself.

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About Tim Pratt

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Tim Pratt's fiction has won a Hugo Award, and he's been a finalist for Sturgeon, Stoker, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards. His other books include two short story collections; a volume of poems; a contemporary fantasy novel called The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl; and, as T. A. Pratt, six books (and counting) about sorcerer Marla Mason. He works as a senior editor for Locus Magazine, and lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, Heather Shaw, and their son, River. Find him online at timpratt.org.
Published March 25, 2008 by Spectra. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Marla Mason, guardian mage of the east coast city of Felport, returns in her second major magical challenge (after Blood Engines): catching a psycho, and psychic, dream \x93reweaver\x94 before the psy

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While the series obviously possesses certain similarities to other urban fantasy books currently out there, it’s the little differences that really separate Blood Engines and Poison Sleep from the competition: the third-person narratives, the novels being self-contained, the strong supporting cha...

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