By Paul Lucas
Published: January 31, 2012.
In 1870s Italy, misplaced French actress Helen Mauvant finds herself penniless and abandoned. Taken in by a traveling puppeteer, she falls in love with the kindly but frail craftsman. But can even she save him from a vengeful kin, criminals, and a witch from an unimaginable future? A tale of romance, sacrifice, and magic in the Victorian Age!