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Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King

Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King

Castle in the Stars (Volume 2)

Alex Alice

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What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In The Moon-King, the second volume in this breath-taking fantasy graphic novel series, Alex Alice draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.

In anticipation of their maiden voyage, Seraphin and the Knights of Aether had prepared for everything—except treason. The villainous chamberlain wants to overthrow King Ludwig and claim the electro-aetheric technology for Prussia. The only escape for the king and his companions lies in the frosty skies above Bavaria.

The aethership’s first flight is a success, but their respite is short-lived. As long as the chamberlain is free to spread his lies, these travelers will find no safe harbor. To save the king’s throne, they must push the ship even farther—out of the sky . . . and into the stars!

Praise for Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King

"[The Moon-King] features dreamy watercolor artwork that supports jaw-dropping plot twists and a cliff-hanger ending." –School Library Journal

"Alice's soft outlining and a blended watercolor approach make the illustrations appear dreamlike and surreal, perfectly matching the tone of the piece, while his anime-style facial expressions and action sequences modernize the old-fashioned appearance of the machines and locales. A whimsical choice for high-fantasy lovers." —Booklist

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Alex Alice

Alex Alice is a French graphic novelist, working in France and sometimes the U.S. His works have been translated into more than fifteen languages.

Born in 1974, he grew up in the south of France and had the chance to travel around Europe, where he developed a lifelong passion for the ruins and castles of the medieval and romantic ages. This experience influenced his art, from the grim setting of his esoteric thriller The Third Testament (co-written with Xavier Dorison and published by Titan Comics) to the primeval, mythic world found in Siegfried, an operatic re-telling of the northern saga of the great dragon slayer (published by Boom Entertainment). In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.

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