Author(s): Patrick Ness; Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...
As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.
With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.
An unbelievable graphic novel meets novella that tells the tale of Moby Dick from the Whale's perspective. You absolutely don't need to have read Moby Dick to get something from this stunning book. It examines (with chilling relevancy) the nature of war and heroism "There are those who romance the hunt the way they romance war; in their safety, they imagine a place in history, an invisible pride that won't feed their children but will raise them above their neighbors; they never imagine the despair; they never imagine the blood and the suffering; they never imagine how the heart dies and dies again." A staff pick for Young Adults at the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.