Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary.

When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself.

Title:Queen of the Sea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781536204988
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    Queen of the Sea Reviews

  • MischaS_

    ***Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***Unfortunately, after loving the first "scene", my interest in this or any enjoyment went downhill and I...

  • Jessica

    I received an ARC of this book for free from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This is a graphic novel very loosely based on Elizabeth I and her sister, Mary. And by loosely I mean th...

  • Betsy

    With graphic novels and comics for kids being produced at a rate far more prodigious than ever before, you can get a little inured to the sameness of some of the titles. There are the personal memoirs...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Betrayal, sickness, love and war. Queen of the Sea is a historical fiction graphic novel full of amazing illustrations and a gripping, emotional story.Thank you so much to Walker Books for sending me ...

  • Tatiana

    A little surprised I haven't heard anyone talk about this graphic novel. Although it skews more middle grade than YA (the protagonist seems to be a girl of about ten?), Queen of the Sea is a sophistic...

  • Chad

    Historical fiction loosely based on Elizabeth I. The story is told from the perspective of a young girl raised in a convent on a remote island. The story is long and drawn out at 400 pages but I never...

  • Nana Spark

    Be warned: the art in this one will deceive you. Based on the art and the summary, I picked this one up as a chill children’s book to help get my Netgalley score up. As stated in my August TBR blog ...

  • Jessica

    Fascinating alternate history, closely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I during the reign of her half-sister, Bloody Mary. The illustrations are amazing, and the characters and story are excelle...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    Margaret lives a simple life on an island convent. She's the only child on the island, until William comes to live with her, the sisters, the three servants and the animals. But then William's mother ...

  • Rod Brown

    A deliberately-paced and immersive alternate history that may be a bit of a challenge for the young audience to which it is targeted, but the plucky young heroine should carry them through. Though set...