Author(s): Alex Alice (Illustrator)
In search of the mysterious element known as aether, Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon toward the edge of the stratosphere and never returned. One year later, her husband Archibald and their son Seraphin are summoned to a Bavarian castle, where an ambitious young king dreams of flying the skies. But danger lurks inside the castle.
A lavishly illustrated historical fantasy adventure set in a world where space exploration occurred during the Victorian era.
Alex Alice is a French graphic novelist, working in France and sometimes the U.S. His works have been translated into more than fifteen languages.Born in 1974, he grew up in the south of France and had the chance to travel around Europe, where he developed a lifelong passion for the ruins and castles of the medieval and romantic ages. This experience influenced his art, from the grim setting of his esoteric thriller The Third Testament (co-written with Xavier Dorison and published by Titan Comics) to the primeval, mythic world found in Siegfried, an operatic re-telling of the northern saga of the great dragon slayer (published by Boom Entertainment). His new ongoing series is his most personal work to date. In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.