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Meridian is the story of Sephie, a sheltered young girl whose life resembles nothing so much as a fairy tale. The beloved only child of the Minister of Meridian, she grows up with an entire floating city as her playground. Then her father dies, and she inherits a sigil imbued with the power to create. So does her wicked Uncle Ilahn, except that his powers are bent on destruction and domination. Suddenly Sephie finds herself at the center of a power struggle, and quickly she learns that there is more than love in ...
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Meridian is the story of Sephie, a sheltered young girl whose life resembles nothing so much as a fairy tale. The beloved only child of the Minister of Meridian, she grows up with an entire floating city as her playground. Then her father dies, and she inherits a sigil imbued with the power to create. So does her wicked Uncle Ilahn, except that his powers are bent on destruction and domination. Suddenly Sephie finds herself at the center of a power struggle, and quickly she learns that there is more than love in the world. Thrust into the role of Minister by her father's untimely death, using the powers she was granted by the mysterious sigil she bears, Sephie is out to wrest control of her world from her cruel Uncle Ilahn. In this volume, she takes to piracy to disrupt the trade routes Ilahn controls, but discovers that his own power extends beyond energy into the politics of contracts and influence. In a fight between two people given godlike powers, who wins? Meridian offers a young adventure hero for girls without leaving out the boys. All the alien wonder of a sci-fi fantasy world and the familiar trials of being sixteen years old are brought to life in a series that does for fantasy what “Harry Potter” does for magic.
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Publishers Weekly
Loyal readers and those new to Kesel's monthly magazine-this volume collects issues 15 through 20-will enjoy this story set in a world where enormous islands float through the sky. The visual style lies somewhere between anime and art deco, incorporating both exuberant action and static decoration, and it works beautifully. The characters are fascinating too, although they can seem generic at first. Sephie, the young heroine, leads a band of youthful rebels against her evil uncle Ilahn, who's murdered her father and usurped Sephie's role as Minister of Meridian, one of the major sky-islands. Both Sephie and Ilahn bear versions of the CrossGen Sigil, making them part of the power struggle/game spin-off behind the CrossGen multi-universe saga. Sephie tries to deploy her superhuman powers without hurting anyone and wants to defeat Ilahn without fighting on his terms. This gives the action more moral weight than usual in a mass market comic, and the complexity of the issues may turn out to justify CrossGen's extended (some would say interminable) story lines. There are real decisions to make here, and Sephie and her friends are trying to win new allies and to outmaneuver Ilahn-who doesn't do much more than basic comic book villainy, albeit with real gusto. Beautiful art and strong scripting make Meridian a superior value. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
From its beginning in 2000, this fantasy has been the best of CrossGen's four initial series. Writer Kesel, artists Steve McNiven and Tom Simmons, and colorist Morry Hollowell have maintained its quality here. Peace-loving teenage Sephie is minister of Meridian, one of the cities floating in the sky above the world of Demetria. The mistress of a mysterious power, she is engaged in a struggle against her Uncle Ilahn, who plans to use his own power to take over Demetria. In this volume, Sephie and her allies become pirates, intercepting Ilahn's flying trading ships to break his control of trade routes. Ilahn's response, a shocking atrocity, makes Sephie yearn for vengeance. Demetria is the most fully realized of all of CrossGen's invented worlds, and Sephie herself is the publisher's most endearing character. Teens will identify with her, and adult comics fans will enjoy the story as well. Libraries should get the whole series. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A cataclysmic event on Demetria poisoned the land and hurled boulders into the sky, creating something akin to city-states. Sephie is the daughter of the Minister of Meridian; when he dies, she inherits both his position and his sigil, which gives her the power of renewal. Her uncle Ilahn, Minister of Cadador, also receives a sigil; his gives him the power of decay. Ground opens with Sephie escaping from a factory that relies on child labor in Akasia, a city on the poisoned ground, to a lumber camp where she impresses the workers with her newfound ability to fly. Ilahn, angry that the Minister of Akasia can't produce his niece, destroys part of the city and the sky-ships needed for commerce. Sephie realizes that he means to dominate all of Demetria by controlling its trade, so she sets out to build a coalition of cities that doesn't rely on Cadador. In Skies, Sephie challenges Cadador's control over sky trade routes. Her uncle then denies ore to the city of Torbel, which causes the island to fall from the sky. Sephie and her band do what they can, but almost half the population dies, and Ilahn and Sephie wage war on one another. Sephie is a strong heroine, dedicated, sincere, and loyal, and determined to use her power for the benefit of not only Meridian, but all of Demetria; it's easy to see why people are drawn to her and her cause. The dynamic, lush, color art is equally adept at displaying emotion or action. Together, these titles are a coming-of-age story on a richly imagined world with appealing characters.-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931484213
  • Publisher: CrossGeneration Comics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2002
  • Series: Meridian Series , #3
  • Edition description: Graphic Novel
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

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    The third volume speeds through Sephie's journey!

    I really enjoyed the first two trades of Meridian and after reading the third I really wished the creators had taken a breath and slowed down. In the first two we are slowly with great detail introduced to the planet of Demetria and all of its colorful characters. Here we go so fast through different scenes it just doesn't fit with what came before. On its own, it probably doesn't matter. Also, the interconnectivity with the rest of the Crossgen universe hampers this title. The art, now by Steve McNiven, is really good and you can see why this guy goes on to become a star. Overall, the first two were much better but there is still a good read here.

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