Curse of the Chosen vol. 1: A Matter of Life and Death & A Game Without Rules (Paperback)

Curse of the Chosen vol. 1: A Matter of Life and Death & A Game Without Rules By Alexis Deacon Cover Image
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After an evil sorceress casts a spell, a community is sent into a tailspin, fighting for survival. Book one of the mind-bending graphic novel series, featuring gripping action, supernatural mystery, and magical fantasy worlds where fifty souls battle in a contest to become the ruler of an island. A stunning fantasy epic unlike any other!

"Fans of high fantasy, especially those who have read the adventures of a certain boy wizard and now want something with more teeth to it, will enjoy this book."
—STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

“Tangled forests, deserts, bat-filled caverns, rivers, and medieval towns are rendered in loose brushwork with clumps of gorgeous detail, a meeting of Maurice Sendak and Pieter Bruegel.”
Publisher’s Weekly


“Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative.”
Kirkus Reviews


“Utterly fascinating.”
Youth Services Book Reviews

“Gorgeously drawn and full of characters to root for—and against.
Slate, Slate's 10 Favorite Comics of 2016

“An engrossing fantasy tale that manages the neat trick of seeming both familiar and fresh.”
The AV Club

“This first volume in an anticipated trilogy is a lightning paced, tragic, and gripping start; readers will eagerly await the next outing.”
—STARRED REVIEW, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books



"a genuinely exciting fantasy book, with interesting characters and plot...I was turning every page as fast as I could just to see whatever happened next!"
—Comics Vs. The World


The chief matriarch is dying. Drawing her last breath, she declares a contest: let fate decide the one worthy to rule. Fifty souls are summoned in the night; fifty souls bound to the same fate. But this is no ordinary trial, and they'll soon discover that the stakes are higher than any of them could have imagined! 

Reprinting Alexis Deacon's Geis Vol. I: A Matter of Life and Death and Geis Vol. 2: A Game Without Rules in a brand-new format with a stunning new cover.

About the Author


Alexis Deacon’s first book, Slow Loris, was named one of the hundred best children’s books of all time by Time Magazine. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award. In 2014, The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize. The Geis and Curse of the Chosen series are his first foray into full-length graphic novels.
 

Praise For…


"Fans of high fantasy, especially those who have read the adventures of a certain boy wizard and now want something with more teeth to it, will enjoy this book."
—STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

"A genuinely exciting fantasy book, with interesting characters and plot...I was turning every page as fast as I could just to see whatever happened next!"
—Comics Vs. The World

“One of the biggest surprises of the year for me… a full plate for those who enjoy medieval fantasy…one of my best reads of the year.”
–HQ Wishlist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781910620830
ISBN-10: 1910620831
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Curse of the Chosen