A sweeping new trilogy by the creator of the award-winning Flight of the Raven, that takes the protagonist through the major conflicts of the early 20th Century.
A beautifully drawn and deeply emotional graphic novel following the singular destiny of a man caught up in the fervent passions of a tumultuous period that begins with the Great War of 1914. In a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees on the French Mediterranean, lifelong friends are called to arms, except for Mattéo, who, as the son of Spanish refugees, is exempt from service. Yet when his fellow villagersincluding Juliet, the woman he lovesexpress disdain for his pacifism, he embarks on an epic adventure that will have a resounding impact on all their lives.
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Gibrat was born in Paris in 1954, less than a decade after the Second World War. "In my generation," he says, "everyone was at least once asked the question: 'What would you have done if you had lived at that time?'" It was with the award-winning The Reprieve, and it's sequel, Flight of the Raven, that Gibrat began writing his own scenarios, seamlessly uniting words and pictures, and answering the question in his own way.
Author and Illustrator are one and the same.