This has been such an exciting week! First, we received news that DELILAH DIRK by Tony Cliff was a Publisher’s Weekly “Best Books of 2013” pick. Now, in the children’s holiday roundup, NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG by Faith Erin Hicks is included in the PW Starred Review Roundup. Way to go comics!
First Second will be publishing THE NAMELESS CITY, a groundbreaking new trilogy from rising star Faith Erin Hicks in the tradition of Jeff Smith’s Bone and Avatar: The Last Airbender. An unlikely friendship forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city. The two of them must find common ground between their cultures and foil a sinister conspiracy. Hicks has created a beautiful and intricate world inspired by Central Asia and the Silk Road in which the besieged inhabitants of an ancient city are desperate to learn the secrets of the perished civilization which carved the city out of living rock.
We are incredibly excited about this news, everyone. For fans of Faith, I am absolutely certain that this new series will BLOW YOU AWAY. And for those of you who aren’t familiar with Faith’s work, now is the time to bone up. You can see all of her books here.