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Daw Books
15 January 2019
Adventure; Fantasy; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Urban Fantasy; Detective Fantasy; Time Travel; Alternate Reality
This dark portal fantasy introduces Detective Dana Rohan, an officer who solves crimes using the Mark that allows her to travel to alternate pasts and futures. Detective Dana Rohan has an excellent arrest and conviction rate. But even her partner doesn't know the real reason why.

All her life Dana has borne a Mark of unknown origin that she's kept secret. A Mark that allows her to walk into alternate pasts and futures. A Mark that allows her to go back and see any crime as it's being committed. But the life she's carefully built around this secret ability begins to crumble when she's assaulted by a ragged old man. He babbles an incoherent warning that the Shadows are coming, right before he is killed by an armored monstrosity out of another century. The armored attacker vanishes, leaving the old man to die in Dana's arms, and she realizes that he bears the same Mark she does.

Soon Dana finds herself hunted by Shadows coming from out of Chaos. She must flee through a host of alternate worlds as she finds out the true meaning of the Mark on her skin, and why someone wants to kill her for it.
By:   S. Andrew Swann
Imprint:   Daw Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9780756415020
ISBN 10:   0756415020
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   15 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

S. Andrew Swann, also known as S.A. Swiniarski, has published more than twenty novels over the past eighteen years, which include science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He has a background in mechanical engineering. His latest series is his epic space opera, the Apotheosis trilogy, and his humorous fantasy series, the Dragon Princess novels.

Reviews for Marked

Praise for the work of S. Andrew Swann: A dark madcap quest filled with educational (and often bloody) identity crises. The tragicomedy is never deep, but it's plenty of fun. --Publishers Weekly Swann piles on some inventive mishaps with a lavish hand.... Add a nicely unconventional 'happy' ending, and it's a fun romp for fans of funny fantasy. --Locus Messiah is an excellent conclusion to a consistently good series and proves that S. Andrew Swann is one of science fiction's most underrated authors. --SF Signal Heretics is unpredictable, enjoyable, and hard to put down. --SF Revu

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