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Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back - by Alison Wilgus (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels

Series Title: Chronin

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Tor Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Alison Wilgus

Language: English

Street Date: February 19, 2019
TCIN: 54302710
UPC: 9780765391636
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-0922


"Chronin is an affecting time-travel journey: heartfelt and immensely satisfying." --Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of The Adventure Zone graphic novels

"Chronin is an elegantly rendered, insightfully layered time-travel adventure that creatively explores the complex tensions around identity, power, and constructions of history. This technically adept graphic novel showcases the power of the comics medium and gives us the gift of a wonderfully dangerous world that is filled with so many amazing possibilities!" --John Jennings, artist of New York Times bestselling Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

"I liked the fish-out-of-water premise, with history students getting stranded in history and discovering that their book knowledge doesn't necessarily make it easier to survive in the past. There are some other surprises and twists in the story, so if you like time travel and samurai stories, it's worth checking out!" --GeekDad

"Clever dialogue and detailed black-and-white images create an intense and moving story with plenty of heart and a mystery readers will want to solve." --Publishers Weekly

"[T]he story has a truly fascinating premise and plumbs impressive depths, particularly in Kuji and Mirai's arguments over rebel factions during the period, which raises thoughtful questions about how ideology influences how we view history as well as the dangers of romanticizing rebellion. Deepening mysteries about Mirai and Kuji's time travel program make for a compelling cliffhanger ending to this genre-blending series starter."--Booklist

"Chronin is a tense, entertaining time travel caper, charmingly drawn and filled with endearing, complicated characters that you can't help rooting for." --Faith Erin Hicks, Eisner-Award winning author of The Adventures of Superhero Girl and The Nameless City trilogy

"A fascinating, intricate story, and Alison's love for the period is evident in every scene." -- Tony Cliff, author of Delilah Dirk series

"Chronin delivers a solid story that touches on the importance of identity and history, and how they go hand in hand. With its lush historical setting and an ear for sharp dialogue, Alison Wilgus's first solo outing shows the promise of a fresh voice to comics." --Ethan Young, Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated author of Nanjing: The Burning City

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