British Fantasy Society Award Finalist (2011)
When a father loses his son and his wife leaves him, he cannot tear himself away from the small fishing village where the boy's memories reside. They're all he has left.
Thinking that his life is all but over, he takes to wandering the cliffs, carrying broken things that he always promised his son he would fix, but never did. They're a sign of his failure, and they keep little Toby close.
And then he meets the thief of broken toys, and everything begins to change.
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Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. has published twenty novels to date, including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The FireWolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas (including The Thief of Broken Toys) and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards. He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Award. In 2004, Fangoria named him “one of the thirteen rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next twenty-five years.” Only nineteen years left to go. . . better get busy. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company. Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.