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Bone Shop: A Marla Mason Novel | [T. A. Pratt]

Bone Shop: A Marla Mason Novel

Marla Mason is the chief sorcerer of Felport, a woman who's tangled with gods and monsters and come out on top (if a bit damaged in the process). Bone Shop tells the story of Marla's evolution from runaway to sorcerer's apprentice to mercenary magician and beyond. Fans of the urban fantasy series from Bantam Spectra that began with Blood Engines will find surprising secrets revealed about Marla's past, and new listeners can get to know the character from the very beginning.
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Publisher's Summary

Marla Mason is the chief sorcerer of Felport, a woman who's tangled with gods and monsters and come out on top (if a bit damaged in the process). But she wasn't always a formidable engine of brute force and pragmatism; she started out alone, in a strange city, without allies or any more power than the average teenage runaway on the street. Marla was always willing to do anything necessary to survive, and it didn't take long for her to stumble into a world of magic, danger... and even the occasional moment of grace.

Bone Shop tells the story of Marla's evolution from runaway to sorcerer's apprentice to mercenary magician and beyond. Fans of the urban fantasy series from Bantam Spectra that began with Blood Engines will find surprising secrets revealed about Marla's past, and new listeners can get to know the character from the very beginning.

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    Dave Whittier, CA 11-17-11
    Dave Whittier, CA 11-17-11 Member Since 2010

    I'm a big fan of SF/F/Horror, and all things in between and out.

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    "Top-Shelf Marla (and Pratt)!"

    I'd read some of the other Marla Mason books, but this is the first one I'd listened to. I might just have download the rest of them because I couldn't stop listening to this. Pratt's characters are simultaneously wicked and delightful. I lost count of how many times I laughed out listening to this. This is in no small part due to Jessica Almasy's fantastic reading. She sounds exactly like the wicked witch you're sharing a beer with should.

    The storyline is definitely more of a serial than the other Mason novels I'd read, with the main plotline being Marla's introduction to magic, and her rise to power among the witches and wizards of Felport. The serialized style only adds to the overall charm of the story and characters. Marla makes you laugh, breaks your heart, punches some monsters, and then does it all over again.

    In short, it's seven hours of pure entertainment. I loved every minute of it, and am looking forward to hanging out with Marla for another round.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-13-11
    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-13-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Revealing background into Marla's history"

    I'm glad I listened to this book first as the prequel to the other Marla Mason novels, even though it was written after Spell Games and before Broken Mirrors. It gives some much needed background of Marla's history. Knowing this gives insight into why she acts the way she does. I also wonder if she will ever recover her memories that were erased, with a spell she asked to be cast, in future novels (which I haven't finished yet). Marla is quite human in her psychology and therefore she is flawed. It is nice to have a main character that isn't perfect, nor are any of the other characters, though some are better than others. I hadn't listened to Jessica Almasy as a narrator before, and at first I wasn't sure I liked her, but as the reading continued, I found myself relating very well to her reading of the book. I look forward to listening to the rest of the Marla Mason novels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christine St Paul, MN, United States 11-29-11
    Christine St Paul, MN, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2005

    Love books that paint pictures, authors that can construct worlds with depth and completeness, so that you feel like you can see behind the curtain. I also love characters that have complicated inner lives, ones that don't always know exactly how they feel about everything, or what they're going to do next.

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    "A great Marla prequel"

    As usual, this book is peopled with great characters, presided over by great flawed wonderful Marla. The world is a character in itself: hard, gritty and true; the author's conception of magic and its requirements both colorful and unique. We get to see Marla claw her way up from squalor to a kind of greatness, rising and falling on the way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dandylion Adelaide, Australia 11-23-11
    Dandylion Adelaide, Australia 11-23-11 Member Since 2011

    rambunctiously soft spoken.

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    "The Cape"

    All of the Marla Mason books are novels on their own, one dose not run on from the other which I found hard I like an on going story but I got over it ,this is a sort of prequel you find out how Marla became Marla, how she got her cape and how she and her best friend Rando came about ,it made me laugh out loud and I was fascinated to see how she was forged into the sarcastic hero she is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul NEWBERG, OR, United States 11-22-11
    Paul NEWBERG, OR, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "the prequel to Marla Mason series"

    I enjoyed the story. It is an adult story but it is not romance. I have read a few of the Marla Mason stories and none are really romance novels. This really is the story of how Marla came from street urchin to the become a part of the magical world. The narrator has a kid like voice but it isn't out of charactor for who Marla is. She is a bit sacastic in tone and uses the pregnant pause a great deal. Her delivery of the story is also slower paced for dramatic effect so much so that you can speed the narration up with little loss of the impact the narrator is trying to achive and without making her voice sound more chipmunkie than it already is. I enjoyed the humor and the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanna O'Connor, Australia 07-21-13
    Suzanna O'Connor, Australia 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just what we have been waiting for"

    Yet another excellent Marla Mason Novel - this time telling the story of her arrival in Fellport and how she becomes Chief Sorcerer. No complaints about this one, just waiting for the next one to come...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 07-20-13
    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "SO glad I listened to this after Dead Reign!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bone Shop?

    All of it. I listened to it immediately after finishing Dead Reign, as recommended by TA Pratt. Very glad I did, it answered so many questions!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The desperate measures Marla went to in becoming Chief Sorcerer. Heartbreaking.


    Any additional comments?

    Another hit! It was great to see Marla younger, perkier, and happy. This book explained so much and it was very cool to get insight as to why Marla is the way she is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie DENTON, TX, United States 05-27-13
    Stephanie DENTON, TX, United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you try another book from T. A. Pratt and/or Jessica Almasy?

    Marla is an interesting character, but the book had no real plot or purpose and I felt no sympathy or affinity to her. I'll probably give the 2nd book a shot to see if it picks up now that she has established her characters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I like the sorcery, and the fact that it was something Marla had to work hard to learn.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She puts an odd inflection on things that do not need it and pauses to much between words.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Perhaps this will set up the series so that the other books can move smoothly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally BRASSALL, Australia 11-09-12
    Sally BRASSALL, Australia 11-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good did not encourage me to finish the series"
    If you could sum up Bone Shop in three words, what would they be?

    MOre action required


    Would you be willing to try another book from T. A. Pratt? Why or why not?

    Yes, I felt like he could write better stuff


    Have you listened to any of Jessica Almasy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure, she was great though really expressive voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, fairly simple book easy to follow. seems like more of a girl book.


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    Azeezat Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09-04-12
    Azeezat Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Hoping to be convinced..."

    I'm honestly in 2 minds......the book was a good read and i enjoyed it, but not to the point where I felt the need to rush to the "store" to get the next in the series. Don't get me wrong, it was a good read, but nothing fantastic enough to make me want to lose sleep in getting the next one.
    I have read some of the reviews on the next series, and they're quite good.....so I'm still in two minds as to whether or not to spend a credit on the next one......just not entirely convinced it'll be worth it........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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