Meridian v. 3: Taking the Skies

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9781931484213: Meridian v. 3: Taking the Skies

Meridian is the story of Sephie, a sheltered young girl whose life resembles nothing so much as a fairy tale. The beloved only child of the Minister of Meridian, she grows up with an entire floating city as her playground. Then her father dies, and she inherits a sigil imbued with the power to create. So does her wicked Uncle Ilahn, except that his powers are bent on destruction and domination. Suddenly Sephie finds herself at the center of a power struggle, and quickly she learns that there is more than love in the world. Thrust into the role of Minister by her father’s untimely death, using the powers she was granted by the mysterious sigil she bears, Sephie is out to wrest control of her world from her cruel Uncle Ilahn. In this volume, she takes to piracy to disrupt the trade routes Ilahn controls, but discovers that his own power extends beyond energy into the politics of contracts and influence. In a fight between two people given godlike powers, who wins? Meridian offers a young adventure hero for girls without leaving out the boys. All the alien wonder of a sci-fi fantasy world and the familiar trials of being sixteen years old are brought to life in a series that does for fantasy what "Harry Potter" does for magic.

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From the Publisher :

A former drama major, Barbara Kesel has been in the comic book industry since 1981, when she wrote a Batgirl backup story for Detective Comics while sitting in a tech booth monitoring a college play. Since then she has written for every major comic company as well as served as an editor at DC Comics and worked on almost every DC title, including Watchmen, and developed the DC/TSR line. She then moved on to Dark Horse Comics where she served as editor, then managing editor, and finally as liaison to the Legends line. Somewhere in all this she found time to play with her dogs, do charity work, head fund-raisers, and co-publish her local community newspaper. Now she's just responsible for training new writers and maintaining continuity as well as writing the stories that appear in the titles Meridian, The First, and Crossgen Chronicles.

From Publishers Weekly :

Loyal readers and those new to Kesel's monthly magazine-this volume collects issues 15 through 20-will enjoy this story set in a world where enormous islands float through the sky. The visual style lies somewhere between anime and art deco, incorporating both exuberant action and static decoration, and it works beautifully. The characters are fascinating too, although they can seem generic at first. Sephie, the young heroine, leads a band of youthful rebels against her evil uncle Ilahn, who's murdered her father and usurped Sephie's role as Minister of Meridian, one of the major sky-islands. Both Sephie and Ilahn bear versions of the CrossGen Sigil, making them part of the power struggle/game spin-off behind the CrossGen multi-universe saga. Sephie tries to deploy her superhuman powers without hurting anyone and wants to defeat Ilahn without fighting on his terms. This gives the action more moral weight than usual in a mass market comic, and the complexity of the issues may turn out to justify CrossGen's extended (some would say interminable) story lines. There are real decisions to make here, and Sephie and her friends are trying to win new allies and to outmaneuver Ilahn-who doesn't do much more than basic comic book villainy, albeit with real gusto. Beautiful art and strong scripting make Meridian a superior value.
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