The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles

The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles : Book 1

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Beautifully drawn, great facial expressions, great humor and mystery and fun, all the things you want an adventure fantasy comic to be! --Kate Beaton

The life of Henrietta Achilles is about to change. After years of living as an orphan, she receives a summons to the strange town of Malrenard. To her surprise, she's the only living relative of Ornun Zol--a notorious wizard, now deceased, who leaves Henrietta with his house and everything in it.

With Ornun Zol gone, escaped creatures and misfired curses have been spilling out into Malrenard. If that's not enough, Henrietta will discover countless squabbling squatters inside her uncle's abode: soldiers, bandits, tiny monsters, and more. Then there's the matter of the strange black cat following Henrietta around . . .

[A]n absolute delight. --Entertainment Weekly

This story is full of adventure and is perfect for those that enjoy role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons...a joy to read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 155 x 239 x 8mm | 227g
  • Graphic Universe
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1541586921
  • 9781541586925
  • 2,465,010

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Gr 6 Up-Henrietta Achilles has had it rough: Because of the war, she grows up in an orphanage. But her life changes when she learns she had an uncle, the great wizard Ornun Zol, who died and left her his house. Henrietta is brought to Malrenard, a run-down town where even the sheep give her the side-eye--and where she discovers her uncle's house is really a tower stretching high into the sky. Each floor has different themes and labyrinths, and adventurers routinely enter to seek treasure. Henrietta is now responsible for any and all damage caused by her inheritance--easier said than done. This is a delightful romp through a lusciously illustrated fantasy world. Hörnig and Pawlitza draw inspiration from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Saturday morning cartoons. Characters' expressive faces and body language make this goofy graphic novel incredibly fun. This first installment in a series introduces characters almost up until the cover closes; readers looking for a self-contained tale might be disappointed, but those seeking a new series to dive into will be pleased.

VERDICT A charming graphic novel, and a definite recommendation where fantasy circulates. -School Library Journal Online

-- "Journal" (6/19/2020 12:00:00 AM)
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67 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 33% (22)
4 28% (19)
3 24% (16)
2 15% (10)
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