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First Second to publish Faith Erin Hicks’ ‘Nameless City’ trilogy

nameless cityFirst Second Books will publish a new graphic novel trilogy by Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong creator Faith Erin Hicks, beginning in 2016.

Compared by the publisher to Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jeff Smith’s Bone, The Nameless City is set in an intricate world inspired by Central Asia and the Silk Road, where “the besieged inhabitants of an ancient city are desperate to learn the secrets of the perished civilization which carved the city out of living rock.” The story centers on Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country recently conquered her home, as they form an unlikely friendship as they try to foil an unlikely conspiracy.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that First Second Books will be publishing The Nameless City,” Hicks said in a statement.It’s a story that’s very close to my heart and something I’ve been working on for a few years.”

Hicks’ previous works include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Friends With Boys and The Adventures of Superhero Girl.



Sounds like a fun story, but 2016? Why tell us now? Not exactly a movie release here…

How exciting! It’s going on my list of books to buy right now!

I’m just guessing here, but the reason they announced it now could be so Faith can actually discuss it with people and not be forced to clam up when people ask her what she’s working on. Not being able to discuss projects that they’re working on just because they haven’t been announced yet drives creative people up the wall.

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