A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology from Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa about utopia and revolution.
In the kingdom of Lantrevers, suffering is a way of life--unless you're a member of the ruling class. Princess Tilda plans to change all that.
As the rightful heir of late King Ronan, Tilda wants to deliver her people from famine and strife. But on the eve of her coronation, her younger brother, backed by a cabal of power-hungry lords, usurps her throne and casts her into exile.
Now Tilda is on the run. With the help of her last remaining allies, Tankred and Bertil, she travels in secret through the hinterland of her kingdom. Wherever she goes, the common folk whisper of a legendary bygone era when all men lived freely. There are those who want to return to this golden age--at any cost. In the midst of revolution, how can Tilda reclaim her throne?
About the Author
Roxanne Moreil is a bookseller as well as a collaborator in a myriad of cartoon-related projects. She is a member of Maison Fumetti, a comics collective based in Nantes, France, and with Cyril Pedrosa she is the co-creator of Éditions la vie moderne, where together they publish art by creative duos that is inspired by the work of great painters. The Golden Age is her first graphic novel, co-written alongside Cyril Pedrosa. Cyril Pedrosa was a huge comic book fan during his childhood and adolescence. After studying at GOBELINS, a renowned animation school in Paris, he worked for Disney, where he created artwork for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules. Later, he met writer David Chauvel, and together they created the Ring Circus series for publisher Delcourt. His books include Three Shadows, Heart at Sea, Equinoxes, and Portugal, among others.
Instead of binge-watching Game Of Thrones one more time, journey to a new medieval fantasy land with The Golden Age, a magnificent story of palace intrigue and social uprising by Cyril Pedrosa and co-writer Roxanne Moreil. The AV Club
The art, coupled with beautiful pacing, rich world-building, and strong characterization, makes for an immersive adventure sure to please the high-fantasy crowd.--Booklist