Synopses & Reviews
Opal LaZelle is a special effects make-up artist, transforming actors into fantastical and grotesque creatures. Unknown to the casts and crews of the films she works on, Opal is gifted in the art of magic-and she applies more than make-up when altering an actor's features.
Her latest job requires turning Corvus Weather into a dark god of the forest. But when Corvus's performance becomes too convincing-on set and off-Opal realizes he's not acting. Something has taken possession of Corvus. Something sinister tied to the town's past, with the ability to absorb the very essence of life. Something Opal doesn't have enough power to confront, much less drive from the man she has fallen in love with.
The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "A Fistful of Sky" presents her second novel, hailed as lyrical to the point of poetry . . . and replete with urban magic that seems . . . quite natural ("Sunday Oregonian").
Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Fistful of Sky
Opal LaZelle turned her magical gift to alter people's features into a career as a make-up artist. But when the actor portraying the "Dark God" remains in character off set, Opal realizes something supernatural has taken possession of him.
About the Author
Over the past twenty-four years, Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold novels, juvenile and media tie-in books, short story collections, and more than two hundred short stories. Her works have been finalists for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, and Endeavour awards. Her first novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones, won a Stoker Award. Nina's YA novel Spirits that Walk in Shadow and her science fiction novel Catalyst were published in 2006. Her fantasy novel Fall of Light will be published by Ace Books in May.