The Resource The Highest House, writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier

The Highest House, writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier

Label
The Highest House
Title
The Highest House
Statement of responsibility
writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Colorist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To be born a slave is a fact, not a fatality. And facts can be changed. In the country of Ossaniul, there is a fortress that is as disproportionate as it is inaccessible: the Highest House. Its masters, the noble family of Aldercrest, reign over a veritable army of slaves. At the bottom of the ladder, young Moth performs the most thankless tasks and has little hope of living past childhood. Until the day he meets Obsidian, a mysterious prisoner of the House who whispers to him in his sleep. If Moth does what he asks, Obsidian will give him fortune and glory. And there's every indication that Obsidian can make good on his promises. Will Moth accept the offer? Through a subtle alternate history, The Highest House takes us to a fictional country reminiscent of the Balkan kingdoms of the 16th century. Mike Carrey and Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten) draw from this context a captivating fantasy narrative that reflects on the human soul, the corrupting power of slavery, and the inequalities of class, all from the different perspectives of the House's many inhabitants. Both immediate and timeless, The Highest House is a multifaceted fantasy sure to stay with readers long after the final page has turned
Member of
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1959-
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Carey, M. R.
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gross, Peter
  • Alquier, Fabien
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  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Social classes
  • Castles
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Highest House, writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as The Highest House issues #1-6"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684053544
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Highest House, writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as The Highest House issues #1-6"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684053544
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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