The Faceless One [NOOK Book]

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From a brilliant new voice in horror comes a riveting nightmare of ancient evil unleashed—and the bravery and sacrifice of those called to combat it.
 
In 1948, when he was just a boy, Jimmy Kalmaku trained with his uncle to be the shaman of his Tlingit village in Alaska. There he learned the old legends, the old myths, the old secrets. Chief among them was that of a ...
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The Faceless One

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Overview

From a brilliant new voice in horror comes a riveting nightmare of ancient evil unleashed—and the bravery and sacrifice of those called to combat it.
 
In 1948, when he was just a boy, Jimmy Kalmaku trained with his uncle to be the shaman of his Tlingit village in Alaska. There he learned the old legends, the old myths, the old secrets. Chief among them was that of a mask locked in a prison of ice, and of the faceless god imprisoned within: a cruel and vengeful god called T'Nathluk, dedicated to the infliction of pain and suffering.
 
Now all but forgotten in a Seattle retirement home, Jimmy finds his life turned upside down. For when an unwitting archaeologist pries the mask free of its icy tomb, he frees T’Nathluk as well. Stuck in spirit form, the Faceless One seeks a human to serve as a portal through which he can enter our reality. The Faceless One can control—and mercilessly torture—anyone who touches the mask, which means there is no shortage of slaves to ferry it across the country to its chosen host.
 
Yet the Faceless One has foes as well: Stan Roberts, a tough New York cop whose pursuit of justice will lead him into a dark abyss of the soul; Steven, Liz, and Bobby, the family of the doomed archaeologist; and Jimmy Kalmaku, who must at last become the shaman of his boyhood dreams.

Praise for The Faceless One
 
“A stunning debut . . . With The Faceless One, Mark Onspaugh has given us a chilling dark fantasy with an Alaskan shamanic backdrop. The beauty of this weird world is as profound as its terror. I could not turn these pages fast enough!”—Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint It Black
 
“Mark Onspaugh’s writing captures that same eye-popping strangeness I loved so much in the works of Charles Beaumont and Fritz Leiber. The Faceless One is classic horror from an author who has earned his stripes and knows how to scare you blind.”—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Dead City and The Savage Dead

“Spine-tingling . . . Onspaugh has swirled together the elements of great storytelling: odyssey, myth, duty, loss of innocence.”Ensuing Chapters
 
“The story line grabs you around the throat and keeps your eyes on the book. . . . Are you ready to go on a road trip with a demon? Get a copy and dig in.”Journey of a Bookseller
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345549181
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 7,642
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Onspaugh is a California native and the author of more than forty published short stories. Like many writers, he is perpetually curious, having studied psychology at UCLA, exotic animals at Moorpark College’s exotic animal training & management program, improv comedy with the Groundlings, and special-effects makeup. Mark has also written for film and television. He currently lives in Cambria, California, with his wife and three peculiar cats. The Faceless One is his first novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Excellent read

    I have been kind if burned out lately on YA novels, end of the world tales, or stories about vampires and zombies. Yuck! I wanted an epic tale about something...different. I decided to purchase this novel after reading a sample. Sometimes I regret trying a new author. The story is a bit choppy, or the writer takes short cuts telling the story, or the writer isn't very creative when it comes to word choices. Thesaurus please! Anyway, this story was a great ride that never let up. I laughed and cried along the way and was depressed that it ended! This is how every story should be! This is a fine work, and in my humble opinion this writer has great potential (just like some of the famous authors that he has been inspired by). Purchase this it will not disappoint! - Layla

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Pretty good book

    Pretty happy with this book. Was looking for a good horror novel and came across this book in searches. I would recommend this book to anyone that is a Clive Barker fan or a H.P. Lovecraft fan. Will definitely be checking out this author's future work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Great book

    Highly recommend. Hope the author writes more like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Excellent! Reminds me of Dean Koontz

    A fast paced, inventive thriller that will take you from horror to humor to compassion and through them all again
    I cant wait to read more from this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Enjoyable book involving an elderly Tlinglit (Eskimo) from  sham

    Enjoyable book involving an elderly Tlinglit (Eskimo) from  shaman family and his equally elderly buddy becoming involved with an ancient evil god unleashed from a Tlinglit village. Very good character developments
    Some slow parts, definitely gory at times. 
    If it was well researched, I did like the "old tales" and totems of protection. 
    I did look for a follow up book which the writer leads you to expect. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Excellent

    With this as his first novel, Mark Onspaugh is going to be a force to reckon with the genre of horror and suspense. As a die-hard fan and longtime reader of horror, The Faceless One had me hooked from page 1 right through to the end. Another voice to the telling of the ancient story of good versus evil, Mr. Onspaugh crafted a tale fraught with story of the human condition, from the yearning to rise above oneself to the abdication to our darkest nature. His characters were believable, his pacing excellent, and his narrative full of color and life. It is not often I give 5 stars to a book but this one deserves it. There are quite a few scenes that I will carry in my imagination from the story, with the meeting of the whale and Stan being one of the most poignant. Kudos to the author for a story well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Didn't reach potental

    I enjoyed the characters, but the story really never took off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Very good

    Very good. Looked for the next book to see what else Jimmy & George get into, but saw none.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    It held me from the first page to the last.  The book (for me) d

    It held me from the first page to the last.  The book (for me) did not fall into the typical boring predictability of so many stories.  The author created characters one cared about, enough to evoke emotional responses to their plight.  I highly recommend this book.  Right up there with King.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    If you like supernatural this is a good read

    Needs a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Great book!

    This is a great book, worth every penny! Please write more books soon.

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