FINALIST - 2023 MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS
Art doesn't always imitate life. Sometimes it creates it.
"Only draw what is real."
This is the rule given to fourteen-year-old art prodigy Maxwell Cooper by his father, and is the only way Max's father will allow him to attend the prestigious boarding school Apogee Art Academy.
It's also a rule Max decides to defy.
During their first night of vacation at Bear Tooth Point Resort, he draws a portrait of a local legend just to spite his father: the monster known as Inini-Makwa.
But the land of Bear Tooth Point is steeped in Ashotii spirit magic, and when guests begin disappearing Max is confronted with a terrifying reality. The monster from his drawing has come to life!
Now, with Inini-Makwa targeting his family, Max must find a way to reverse the magic and destroy the creature before she kills everyone he has ever loved.