"Paranormal, fast-paced and fun"
Marla's past has come back to haunt her in the shape of her
brother Jason. As Felport's chief sorcerer, Marla would
usually want to get rid of such a con artist but blood is
thicker than water and she decides to see what he really
wants before tossing him out of her city. It soon becomes
clear that Jason is up to no good. He has a scam going and
has already used Marla's name to get his foot in the door.
However, Marla sees no harm in him having his fun with the
filthy rich wannabe mage that Jason has targeted and even
lets Rondeau, her business partner, join in on the fun.
Although some people have got wind of the scam and don't
realize it is a scam. Things start to become dangerous and
nobody can really see what is about to happen. Even Marla's
new apprentice is getting mixed signals about the whole
thing. Death, destruction and deception are all against
Marla and as usual it is up to her to save everyone and put
everything back in its place.
Book four in the Marla Mason series showed a different side
to my favourite sorcerer. Having family pay a visit, and
after such a long time, plays on Marla's usually good
instincts and pulls her to make decisions she most likely
wouldn't have made. This book was not only made interesting
due to the appearance of Marla's long lost brother and the
story behind it but also the arrival of Marla's apprentice.
A big, huge mushroom as one of the main baddies makes for
tasty reading but this series is just delicious anyway.
There is nothing else out there remotely similar to this
series but Marla is a female Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)
mixed with a bit of John Taylor (Simon R. Green).
So when is book five out? I don't know but you can be sure
that I will be pre-ordering it asap. I love this series and
wouldn't mind swapping places with Marla and seeing some of
the action she sees. Paranormal, fast-paced and fun this is
a must read series.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 4, 2009