Apr 29, 2009
Fall of Light - Review
Fall of Light by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Ace Hardcover (May 5, 2009)
[reviewed by Amy Weidenaar]
Wonderfully written, thoroughly engrossing, an absolute delight!
Opal LaZelle is a special effects make-up artist who has worked her way up through the business and has now found herself hired by none other than Corvus Weather – a horror movie/monster star. Having proven her skills to him in the first movie they worked together on, Opal begins to feel a little more comfortable using her own special touch of magic to help him bring his newest character to life.
Gradually though, Corvus becomes aware of the uniqueness of her magic touch even as she becomes aware that hers is not the only magic at work in Corvus. As she searches to find out more of the powers at work, she also learns more about herself, her family, and the strength of her powers. She has the power to change Corvus’ appearance into the ‘Dark God’ for the new movie “Forest of the Night” but when it is revealed that Corvus has been possessed by a local god, will her powers be strong enough to drive it from the man she loves? And does she want to?
Nina Hoffman paints such brilliant pictures, that you can almost physically place yourself in her settings. Gorgeous visualization. The story was fast paced. The characters interacted in such a way that you felt them grow into a tightly knit family of sorts. Light but gripping, this was a wonderful book. Whether you are looking for a book you can read while commuting on the train, or cozy up to on a rainy night, this book works for whatever mood you find yourself in. I highly recommend it.
This review was written for Patricia's Vampire Notes by Amy Weidenaar