Darker Still

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Darker Still

A Novel of Magic Most Foul

By Leanna Renee Hieber

Sourcebooks Fire, Paperback, 9781402260520, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2011


A lush gothic tale that begs for reading...I couldn't put it down." --"New York Times" bestselling author Sarah Maclean

I was obssessed.

It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I'd ever seen--everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable...utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike.

There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.

I've crossed over into his world within the painting, and I've seen what dreams haunt him. They haunt me too. He and I are inextricably linked--bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas-lit cobblestone strets of Manhattan. And unless I can free him soon, things will only get Darker Still.

About the Author
Leanna Renne Hieber""helped create the gaslamp fantasy subgenre with her first novel, "The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker", which won two Prism Awards for RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. A talented actress and singer who has been seen on stage and screen, Hieber can also sometimes be spotted leading ghost tours of New York City's Central Park. Her first YA novel, "Darker Still" was a Scholastic Highly Recommended Title, an INDIE NEXT selection, and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her books from Tor include "The Eterna Files", first an historical urban fantasy/gaslamp fantasy series, and the author's preferred edition of "Strangely Beautiful", which contains "The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker "and "The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker", united as the single novel the author originally intended, revised and with the addition of several new scenes. Hieber grew up in Ohio and now lives in the New York City area.