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The Fall of the House of West

The Fall of the House of West

Battling Boy (Volume 3)

written by Paul Pope with JT Petty; illustrated by David Rubín

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Aurora West is on the verge of solving the mystery of her mother's death, but it's hard keeping her efforts a secret from her grieving father, the legendary monster-hunter Haggard West. Between her school work and her hours training and hunting with her dad, Aurora is hard-pressed to find time to be a secret sleuth. But she's nothing if not persistent.

What Aurora doesn't realize is that she's about to blow open a secret that may very well destroy what's left of her family...and, indeed, all of Arcopolis.

From Paul Pope, the legendary creator of Battling Boy, teamed up with JT Petty and David Rubín, comes the nail-biting sequel to The New York Times bestselling The Rise of Aurora West!

Praise for The Fall of the House of West

Forget the capes and tights: this is an entirely accessible and richly imagined superhero tour de force. —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The strongest series entry so far—one helluva read." —School Library Journal, starred review


Reviews from Goodreads

written by Paul Pope with JT Petty; illustrated by David Rubín

Paul Pope is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. He has won three Eisner Awards, and his first graphic novel for kids, Battling Boy, was a #1 New York Timesbest seller.

JT Petty is an American film director, author, and video game writer. With Paul Pope, he wrote two Battling Boy prequels: The Rise of Aurora WestandFall of the House of West.

David Rubin is a Spanish cartoonist and author of critically-acclaimed graphic novels including The Hero and Beowulf. He directed the animated feature film Spirit of the Forest and has been the subject of a documentary.

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