A lonesome, fearful, sixth-grade boy, Kyle is fascinated by the biography of a nineteenth century illusionist, Tritorenci, who wielded magical power through the telling of enchanted stories. After chancing upon a unique mask-making kit with transformative powers, Kyle confronts the forces which darken his life and connects himself intimately to the legacy of Tritorenci, The Story Wizard. But does he delve too deeply into a world where anything is possible and where madness may be induced?
A mysterious, vagabond musician, known only as Guzzi, lurks in the shadowy background of Kyle's life. Who is Guzzi? What does he want? What will he do to get it, and will that be more than Kyle can withstand?
When magic and imagination combine, the world is full of amazing, sometimes frightening, transformations in this supernatural thriller for young readers.