Isabel Greenberg already proved her admirable illustrative skill with Love in a Very Cold Climate, so it came as no real surprise that the sequel, graphic novel The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is a beautiful and enchanting successor. Luring you into folkloric fantasy world that dances halfway between where the Aurora Borealis hangs over the Antarctic and the strange place between a deep sleep and being awoken, Isobel’s storytelling counters the icy cold of her chosen land, Britanitarka, with the persistent warmth of tales about bickering gods, ancient battles, mystical happenings and human sentiment.
As the synopsis explains: “This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things: Gods, monsters, mad kings, wise old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, strife, mystery, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention, true love?” You can expect exactly the same nonchalant magic from inside its pages.
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg is published by Jonathan Cape on October 3.
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