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Fall of Light
     

Fall of Light

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by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
 

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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.

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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.

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Hoffman (Spirits That Walk in Shadow) infuses this entertaining supernatural thriller with cozy, sexually explicit scenes of reawakening and personal growth. Opal Lazelle's magical gifts and her talent as a makeup artist have earned her a career in the movies, most recently on the set of Forest of the Night. She soon discovers that actor Corvus Weather is being transformed in both appearance and soul by Phrixos, a mysterious being with designs on Opal and the rest of the cast and crew. Although Phrixos seems generally helpful, Opal wonders whether its ultimate goal is benevolent. Opal's struggles to anticipate and stymie Phrixos are undermined by her failure to act decisively and Phrixos's inability to deliver on any of its veiled threats, but Hoffman manages to sustain the tension to the slightly bizarre end. (May)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441018734
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
886,308
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet 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.

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Fall of Light 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
She is magically gifted as are her siblings and her mother, but Opal LaZelle is the only one to leave the family nest to begin a career that uses her talent. She becomes a make-up artist, but she uses magic to create illusions of changing an actor's face or if the situation calls for it actually changes the feature for real. She is now in Lopez, Oregon working on the film Forest of the Night, but has only one person to work on, converting actor Corvus Weather into the Dark God The area where much of the movie is being filmed contains an opening in the woods in in which an ancient stone alter sits. When Opal walks on the ground near it she feels energy as if something is trying to wake up from a long sleep. However what frightens the make up artist is Corvus; whenever she changes him into his costume, his personality changes too as if he is possessed. He finally insists she call him by another name Phrixos and that he needs her help to fully awaken what lies in the woods. She wants to refuse as she worries about the day of because she does not know what the sleeping god really wants from humans. The latest Nina Kiriki Hoffman paranormal thriller (see FISTFUL OF SKIES, PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING and A RED HEART OF MEMORIES) is sure to bring much acclaim to the author. FALL OF LIGHT is a fascinating urban fantasy with powerful horror elements threading throughout the exciting story line. Opal is a great heroine as she knows she is out of her league yet cannot walk away from the catastrophe she finds herself in the middle of as the immediate danger to the crew is stratospheric. This is another winner from a super writer. Harriet Klausner
Sefria More than 1 year ago
I admit to being more fond of "A Fistful of Sky", and though "Fall of Light" takes place in the same world, there is very little crossover -you can read it as a stand-alone and not miss a thing. It is solidly written, with characters who stay true to how they were first presented, while still having room for growth and discovery. Mostly, though, with this author? I just love the way she uses language. It isn't too abstruse, isn't too curt or pared down, and doesn't spend pages on describing a cabinet in the corner. Just right/write, in fact. :)
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lysrian More than 1 year ago
First off, I have to say that I love Nina Kiriki Hoffman's writing. I have read several of her works and I am not disappointed with Fall of Light. The world that she has created is unique and interesting for the reader. It's not your standard cookie cutter magic user universe, there are facets that are beautiful and awful. The reader's exploration of these facets is the enjoyable part of the experience. http://ireadwhat.wordpress.com/