Masters of Death: A Novel (Hardcover)
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Masters of Death is Olivie Blake’s masterpiece. The set-up is simple: vampire real estate agent must sell a haunted house, but the execution is genius. I'm baffled by how she turns this premise into devastating literature. The ensemble cast has complex relationships and heartbreaking backstories that jump off of the page. This book is not just for fantasy fans, but for any mortal who ponders death.— Rachel
An instant New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Indie bestseller
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six comes Masters of Death, a story about vampires, ghosts, and death itself.
*Now newly revised and edited with additional content, this hardcover edition will include new interior illustrations from Little Chmura and special illustrated endpapers from artist Polarts.*
There is a game that the immortals play.
There is only one rule: Don’t lose.
Viola Marek is a struggling real estate agent, and a vampire. But her biggest problem currently is that the house she needs to sell is haunted. The ghost haunting the mansion has been murdered, and until he can solve the mystery of how he died, he refuses to move on.
Fox D’Mora is a medium, and though he is also most-definitely a shameless fraud, he isn’t entirely without his uses—seeing as he’s actually the godson of Death.
When Viola seeks out Fox to help her with the ghost infestation, he becomes inextricably involved in a quest that neither he nor Vi expects (or wants). But with the help of an unruly poltergeist, a demonic personal trainer, a sharp-voiced angel, a love-stricken reaper, and a few mindfulness-practicing creatures, Vi and Fox soon discover the difference between a mysterious lost love and an annoying dead body isn’t nearly as distinct as they thought.
Also by Olivie Blake
Alone With You in the Ether
One For My Enemy
The Atlas Six
The Atlas Paradox
The Atlas Complex
"This novel is full of interesting characters and ridiculous situations, a classic Blake romp of dry humor and urban fantasy that plays around with our world and tells relationship-driven stories in a swirl of fantastical world building." — Booklist
"Blake’s fans and readers looking for a sassy paranormal mystery will find plenty to enjoy." — Publishers Weekly
“This sensational story reads as if Elle King wrote a mashup of Under the Whispering Door and The Haunting of Bly Manor.” — Barnes & Noble
PRAISE FOR THE ATLAS TRILOGY
"The Atlas Six introduces six of the most devious, talented, and flawed characters to ever find themselves in a magical library, and then sets them against one another in a series of stunning betrayals and reversals. As much a delicious contest of wit, will, and passion as it is of magic, this book is half mystery, half puzzle, and wholly a delight." — Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Night
"Lethally smart. Filled with a cast of brilliantly realized characters, each entangled with one another in torturously delicious ways, The Atlas Six will grip you by the throat and refuse to let go. Olivie Blake is a mind-blowing talent." — Chloe Gong, author of NYT Bestselling These Violent Delights
"Compelling, entertaining, and addictive. The Atlas Six is academic Darwinism: survival of the smartest with a healthy dose of magic." — T.L. Huchu, author of The Library of The Dead
"This chilling story of ambition and magic will make you question your own morals as you grow to love (and hate) its fascinating, ruthless cast of characters. I utterly devoured this book." — Amanda Foody, New York Times bestselling author of All of Us Villains