by Gregory A. Wilson
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Pub Date 10 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 19 Apr 2022
Entrances, I tell you. That kid sure knew how to make an entrance!
The Icarus graphic novel, Book 1 in The Longest Fall series, is a story about two unlikely heroes: a winged young man who falls into a dormant volcano with no memory of anything but his name, and a flamepetal prospector down on his luck (and everything else), with his two-tailed, four-legged, lava resistant companion, Rig. Together, they must discover the secret of Icarus’ identity if they are to save their worlds from those who want his powers for themselves. We are proud to present this story of wonder, of friendship, and of a battle to overcome tyranny, with creatures who discover that what unites them at the core is more important than what divides them on the surface.
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This title is written for adults, fine for teens, and generally family-friendly.
This is the first book in a three-book trilogy. The next book in the trilogy will likely be Kickstarted in late 2021.
A previous edition of Icarus was published by a now-closed press in 2016 (Silence in the LIbrary Publishing). This 2020 edition features all new artwork, including 48 pages of additional storyline.
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"A modern fable about friendship and self-discovery. Wilson has crafted a beautiful maze of a story, with surprises around every corner, brought to beautiful life by Fabbio's striking art." — Michael R. Underwood, author of Annihilation Aria and the Genrenauts Series
"Gregory A. Wilson is a good friend, great man, and superb writer. Everyone should take a look at anything and everything he does!” - Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms®
"I backed Icarus & Jellinek ... because Gregory is so freakin' great. Getting immersed in gorgeous storytelling twice a month with Gregory leaves me pretty confident that these books will be something special. I’ve backed them, & I hope you will too!" - Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo, Nebula, Locus winner"This looks amazing!" - Gem City Comic Con
"This is a great team...and I love the artwork. I'm looking forward to this." - Maurice Broaddus, author, teaching artist, and community servant
"The Icarus & Jellinek graphic novels...look gorgeous!" - Margot Atwell, Publishing Director @ Kickstarter
"This looks pretty cool!" - Xander Jeanneret, roleplayer, voice actor, gaymer
"The art is pretty rad, and it deals with some things i think the ATGR fans would appreciate." - Miles Greb, indie comic creator of After the Gold Rush
"The art I've seen for this is lovely, & Greg is a cool dude. Even Ed Greenwood thinks so, & that makes at least 2 of us ol' gamer guys who think so! Mercedes Lackey & I just put in for the $75 hardcover edition. It's gonna be well worth it. We recommend it!" - Larry Dixon, renaissance man - fantasy artist, novelist, and gamer
Average rating from 52 members
In a flaming hellscape full of volcanoes, flamepetal prospector Jellinek and his two-tailed, lava-resistant not-quite-dog Rig are saved from being killed by a flame demon when a winged young man falls from the sky and crashes straight into it. As they start on a journey to discover the secret of Icarus' identity, their quest may end up saving the world, too...
This truly is an extremely entertaining, gripping and completely original story! The art style is incredible, and the world completely immersive and innovative. If you are looking for a (very) new spin on the original Greek myth, definitely pick this one up!
An interesting graphic novel, unlike anything I've read in recent history. I appreciate the originality of this story, and I believe the graphic novel readers in my library will as well. The ending was solid, and could very well act as a complete story, but I am interested to see where it goes in a future volume. The art was very well done, the coloring is consistent throughout - showing the difference between the creatures of Vol and those that are "Other," as well as making sure the characters themselves are easily told apart.
Recommended for public libraries where graphic novels are popular.