What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In The Knights of Mars, the third volume in this breath-taking fantasy graphic novel series, Alex Alice draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.
When Seraphin, Hans, and Sophie returned from their voyage to the moon, they didn’t come home empty-handedthey brought with them aetherite, a miraculous substance that defies gravity! To keep their secret safe from the Prussians, the trio lives in hiding on a remote island in Brittany. Meanwhile, Seraphin’s father has founded the International Society of Aether, a group of scientists dedicated to the peaceful pursuit of space exploration. But on the eve of their inaugural meeting, he vanishes without a trace!
The Knights of Aether’s last hope lies in a daring rescue of King Ludwig and Professor Dulac. They will find them on the farthest outskirts of the Prussian empirethe planet Mars!
About the Author
Alex Alice is a French graphic novelist whose works have been translated into more than fifteen languages. His comics in English include the esoteric thriller The Third Testament and the operatic fantasy Siegfried. In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. *** The Knights of Mars picks up shortly after book 2. Our intrepid travelers having returned from the moon set their sights on Mars to find both the King and Seraphin’s father who went missing after a meeting and is believed to have been taken captive. Sophie, Hans and Seraphin brave space travel again to find the answers they seek. I love the art of this story and the steampunk aesthetic. Sophie and Seraphin are by far my favorite characters but Hans grows on me a bit more each time I read another volume of this series.