Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author

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Here’s something interesting —

Had you heard about this graphic novel from Sharon Shinn?

It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh’s home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet’s mineral resources.

Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.

But Colleen must decide if it’s worth risking all of their survival to join a growing underground revolution against the Derichets …

I knew this was going to appear eventually because I heard a little bit about the development of this project from Sharon a few years ago. Other than that, I know only what’s in the above description. Graphic novels based on books don’t generally work for me . . . I’m thinking of Patricia Briggs here . . . but graphic novels that are meant to stand alone often do. I would not really have expected a graphic novel from Sharon Shinn, so this looks quite interesting.

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