Queen of the Sea

By Dylan Meconis
Illustrated by Dylan Meconis

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary.

When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself. In a hybrid novel of fictionalized history, Dylan Meconis paints Margaret’s world in soft greens, grays, and reds, transporting readers to a quiet, windswept island at the heart of a treasonous royal plot.

  • A hybrid novel from a graphic novelist with a cult following for her self-published work. Dylan Meconis has a strong following on social media and is a member of Helioscope, a collective of freelance comics artists based in Portland, Oregon.
  • Dylan is well-connected in the comics and illustration scenes, and counts Gene Luen Yang, Jon Klassen, Jillian Tamaki, Hope Larson, and Vera Brosgol amongst her many supporters.
  • With 400+ pages of full color illustration, this is a beautiful, rich re-imagining of the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister Queen Mary, as seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old orphan girl with a mysterious connection to the two warring queens.

About the author

Dylan Meconis is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator who created the graphic novels Family Man, Bite Me!, and Outfoxed, which was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. She lives with her wife in Portland, Oregon.

ISBN: 9781536204988
Imprint: Walker Books US
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Dimensions: 171 x 254mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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