Adult/High School-A graphic novel by the team of artists responsible for Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura (both Tokyopop), and X/2001 (Viz). An ex-government agent named Kazuhiko Ryu is coerced into escorting Sue, a mysterious winged girl, to Fairy Park. They travel through a futuristic world filled with creative technology-talking-animal robots trained to protect, mechanical hands that transform into weapons, and Instant Travel Transporters. Sue is a clover, a person with exceptional powers, and their trip is complicated by run-ins with the Azaiean army, the Shiao Mao militia, and a man named Bols from Ryu's past. The artwork is spare yet beautifully detailed. The lyrics of a haunting song that mesmerizes Sue, along with images of Ryu's dead girlfriend, Ora, run throughout the story. This first volume in a projected series sets the stage and introduces the main characters, but also provides many intriguing mysteries: How did Ora die? Why is Sue so valuable? What did Ryu do for the government? And will he and Sue survive jumping out of that hotel window? Clover will appeal to Clamp's many fans, and also to anyone who appreciates cyberpunk or striking art.-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.