Bound To Stay Bound

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 Stone heart (Nameless City)
 Author: Hicks, Faith Erin

 Publisher:  First Second (2017)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 246 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 22 cm

 BTSB No: 443175 ISBN: 9781626721593
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Graphic novels
 Cities and towns -- Fiction
 Survival skills. -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Book 2--Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City. Kaidu is fairly certain he's stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war? In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Bellaire, Jordie
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 193650
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 76858

 The Hornbook (-) (00/10/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2017 Kai and Rat narrowly thwarted an assassination attempt at the end of Hicks’ series starter, The Nameless City (2016), and their cooperation inspired the Dao general to create a council of representatives from each of the groups occupying the city rather than continuing his monolithic martial rule. For Kai and Rat as well as Kai’s father and the monks with whom Rat has made a home, the council will be a welcome change. But among the Dao, especially the general’s son, Erzi, there’s grumbling resentment that threatens to boil over into something much more violent. Hicks delves deeper into the backstories of her characters in this volume, offering insight into their motivations and further background about the conflicts among groups living in the city and its surrounding countryside. Her manga-inspired artwork is as lush and detailed as ever, incorporating vast cityscapes, cinematic action scenes, and quiet moments of meaningful, often wordless, expression. While less happens in this book than in the last, Hicks lays the groundwork for more thrilling events in a forthcoming volume. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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