Author: written by Sharon Shinn; illustrated by Molly Knox Ostertag
It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh's home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet's mineral resources.
Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.
But Colleen must decide if it's worth risking all of their survival to join a growing underground revolution against the Derichets ... in Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag's Shattered Warrior.
In The News
"The plot may be familiar, but the social customs of each group are defined so precisely that every detail feels strange and surprising." —Kirkus
"This is a strong choice for sci-fi graphic novel collections, especially those seeking representation in genre fiction." —School Library Journal
"This title has crossover appeal for dystopian buffs, sci-fi fans, for those who simply like the format, and for romance readers as well, since the love between Colleen and the man who finally thawed her frozen heart is gripping stuff." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Perfect for fans of dystopian sci-fi and books with strong female leads." —Booklist