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Young Adult Fiction Aboriginal & Indigenous

Breakdown

by (author) David A. Robertson

illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

Publisher
Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
Aboriginal & Indigenous, Mental Illness, Paranormal, Superheroes, Science Fiction
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553798903
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553798910
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $17.00

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12

Description

Acclaimed writer, David A. Robertson, delivers suspense, adventure, and humour in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel continuation of The Reckoner trilogy.

After the events in Wounded Sky, Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories. They are intent on destroying the company once and for all, but their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces. When Cole becomes mired in terrifying visions, Eva must harness her newly discovered powers to investigate Mihko without him. Are Cole’s visions just troubled dreams, or are they leading him to a horrible truth?

Perfect for fans of superheroes, The Bloodhound Gang returns in this all-new graphic novel series, The Reckoner Rises.

About the authors

DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa SagaWhen We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

 

David A. Robertson's profile page

Scott Henderson (he/him/his) is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series and Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series 7 Generations and A Girl Called Echo, select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Fire Starters, an AIYLA Honour Book, and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. https://scotthendersonart.wordpress.com/

Scott B. Henderson's profile page

Since 1998, Donovan Yaciuk (he/him/his) has done colouring work on books published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics, and High Water Press including A Girl Called Echo and Breakdown: Reckoner Rises series and This Place: 150 Years Retold. Donovan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and began his career as a part of the legendary, now-defunct Digital Chameleon colouring studio. He lives in Winnipeg, MB Canada, with his wife and two daughters.
 

Donovan Yaciuk's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards, Graphic Novel

Editorial Reviews

The Reckoner Rises series immediately hooks you and doesn't let go. Its intense and compelling plot is balanced perfectly with incredible characters. This is the superhero story we need right now, incredibly real and incredibly poignant.

Jeff Lemire

I highly recommend this book for young adult collections, and suggest you check out The Reckoner trilogy if you haven’t read it yet.

Bit About Books

Among CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list

Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

Among Top 10 Fiction Titles for the In the Margins Book Award list (2021)

In the Margins Book Award

This is a piece of art...the illustrations are outstanding

680 CJOB, The Start

Among recommended Indigenous titles for building an Inclusive Graphic Novel Collection

Booklist

David A. Robertson's powerful Indigenous YA trilogy gets a comic-book continuation, a natural format for the adventures of an anxious teen turned tormented superhero.

Quill & Quire

This suspenseful graphic novel is recommended for schools and public libraries.

Canadian Children's Book News

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