Curse of the Chosen Volume 1: A Matter of Life and Death & A Game Without Rules

Illustrator: Alexis Deacon

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Book 1 of Curse of the Chosen Series

Age 12+

Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

A brand-new bind up of the first two tales in Alexis Deacon’s Geis series in one glorious volume, packed full of action, magical happenings and characters you'll never forget.

As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise, the powerful; many put forward their names in hope of being chosen. But when the night came... only fifty souls alone were chosen.

Join our cast of characters in a spell-binding journey of betrayal, magic and tragedy as they battle their way through a series of tasks set by a sorceress of unimaginable power, all with the purpose of discovering who will be the next ruler. As our protagonist, Io, fights for her life and faces horrifying consequences, will her fellow chosen souls band together to defeat evil, or is it every soul for themselves?


Alexis Deacon's first book, Slow Loris, was named one of the hundred best children's books of all time by Time Magazine. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award. In 2014, The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.


Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative.

Kirkus Reviews

This first volume of what promises to be a rousing adventure is gorgeously drawn and full of characters to root for and against.

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