The Face Thief

The Face Thief

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cour (hiatus kinda) By hiraethia Updated Dec 28, 2017

''You don't want to be going that way, my dear,'' the voice cooed from everywhere at once. ''Ancient things that feast on flesh have made their home there and just now, girls are melting away like snow.''
  
  Kovya Karazamova, the storyteller's daughter, has many names. Soldier. Tretyak. Heretic. But there is one that they are afraid to say, one that they whisper in the dark with shivering tongues and trembling limbs. There is a creature who wears the skin of a girl, who plucks faces from the minds of people and spins shadows into things, with greedy fingers and a scorned heart. The Face Thief, they call her. And even the trees scream of her sins.

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hitmanbanggg hitmanbanggg Dec 29, 2017
This is rly cool but idk if I’m seeing it right cuz is that supposed to be a red pterodactyl wearing a pope hat??
hiraethish hiraethish Dec 31, 2017
THIS REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF THE SHADOW AND BONE TRILOGY :") HEART EYES X20000
RainbowWitch14 RainbowWitch14 Dec 31, 2017
I love when authors do this it's so cool. It adds depth to a fictional culture
CuppaMintTae CuppaMintTae Dec 25, 2017
I love it already!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ The face stealer thing reminds me a bit of that scene from avatar
buubblezz buubblezz Dec 16, 2017
great thing I speak Russian, well, time to hunt for mistakes all across the book.
EmpressAlex EmpressAlex Dec 22, 2017
Honestly, you got me with those beautiful illustrations and the way you write❤