Curse of the Chosen vol. 2: The Will That Shapes the World (Paperback)

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Curse of the Chosen vol. 2: The Will That Shapes the World (Paperback)

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The dramatic and hotly anticipated conclusion to Alexis Deacon's original Geis series, featuring new branding and a format designed to sit alongside Curse of the Chosen Volume 1.

As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise, the powerful; many put forward their names in hope of being chosen. But when the night came... only fifty souls alone were chosen.


"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

“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

"Fans have eagerly awaited the conclusion to this dark fantasy series that was first published six years ago. Like The Hunger Games or The Lord of the Rings, readers will find magic, politics, class struggles, and multiple warring cultures in this elaborate fantasy universe."
—Library Journal

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

"Easily the best thing I’ve read all year without doubt....you will lose all sense of time and place while reading. Artfully presented, nuanced, and phenomenal.”
—11 O'Clock Comics

"I was glued to the story and finished the book in one sitting...the characters, motivation and form of magic all felt well explained and well used."
—Runesmith



As Io's quest reaches its deadly and dramatic conclusion, things are not all as they seem in the sorceress' game for the right to rule. Still trapped inside the torturous nightmares within the castle, who will remain in the battle for the throne, and which of the chosen will be lost along the way? 

Alexis Deacon draws his Geis series to an epic and emotional conclusion in this newly branded volume, packed to the rafters with his beautiful artwork and gripping storytelling.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781910620441
ISBN-10: 1910620440
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Curse of the Chosen
Selected for the CBC's August 2022 Hot Off The Press Reading List

"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

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

“Deacon’s exquisite illustrations, lush with detail, his complex characters, some noble and some diabolically evil, are also imbued with comic relief.”
—Youth Services Book Review

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

"Fans have eagerly awaited the conclusion to this dark fantasy series that was first published six years ago. Like The Hunger Games or The Lord of the Rings, readers will find magic, politics, class struggles, and multiple warring cultures in this elaborate fantasy universe."
—Library Journal


"Easily the best thing I’ve read all year without doubt....you will lose all sense of time and place while reading. Artfully presented, nuanced, and phenomenal.”
—11 O'Clock Comics

“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

"I was glued to the story and finished the book in one sitting...the characters, motivation and form of magic all felt well explained and well used."
—Runesmith