Marcel creates jewelry while his alter ego—Melodie—works as a drag queen at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Marcel creates a remarkable piece of jewelry, a choker, to hold the ruby-red gem, a family heirloom said to contain magical powers. Melodie is wearing the new piece the night that she and her fellow drag queens are caught up in the famous Stonewall Riot, when police raided the bar and marked the official start of the Gay Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Everything changes for Michael Hamm—a professional cosplayer and sought-after guest at Comic-Cons across the country over fifty years later when he makes the discovery of a lifetime. Michael is unwittingly transformed into a new superhero—Myriad, entering an entangled web of deceit and danger—as Madame Beatriz, a witch from New Orleans, takes extreme measures to pursue the cosplayer to regain her rightful inheritance. In an effort to learn more about Marcel/Melodie, Michael encounters various players from the drag queen's past as well as Travis and Slade, a gay couple that are somehow involved in Beatriz's quest.
This page-turner will marvel readers as they embark on a journey into the world of Comic-Cons, superheroes, and drag queens.
Inspired by Michael Hamm, a true-to-life professional cosplayer. Michael creates costumes and does guest appearances at comic-cons around the world. He lives in Canada.