written by C.C. Colbert

illustrated by Tanitoc

color by Hilary Sycamore

assisted by Sarah Karloff

Published by First Second, March 2010

Grade Range: 11 and up, Age Range: 15 and up

ISBN: 978-1-59643-125-6, ISBN10: 1-59643-125-3,

Graphic Novels, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 176 pages, full color throughout,

Copyrighted material here with permission

... The bold and strategic color palette is compelling.  Due to the artistic style and the relatively small size of the overall work, characters’ faces are sometimes hard to distinguish, although color is often used to differentiate them.

—Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library

Ontario, Canada

Deep golds, browns, wine reds, and violets illuminate the thickly lined panels, yet they still suggest an atmosphere of tenebrous meeting places and dangerous cabals.


Eisner nominated for Best Coloring

The gripping story is brought to life through Tanitoc’s evocative illustrations, as well as the lush palette supplied by Hilary Sycamore.

—Kate Culkin, Publisher’s Weekly

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