Original title: Mantikoran
Author: Maria Turtschaninoff
Illustrator: Peter Bergting
Publisher: SWEDEN: Raben &Sjögren/Förlaget (orig.), FINLAND: Tammi
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
English synopsis + text
A graphic novel and supernatural thriller that turns a young girl’s emotions into a magic-realistic fantasy adventure - can her new stepmother be trusted or is she a dangerous ancient monster?
The Manticore is a middle-grade graphic novel. This supernatural thriller is told from the perspective of an unnamed protagonist who starts suspecting that her stepmother is in fact a Manticore, an ancient monster intending on devouring the protagonist and her baby brother. She realizes that no one can help her because no one would believe her. So as the Manticore starts fattening up the children, the protagonist hunts for a way to defeat her. She soon realizes that the only way to kill a Manticore is with a mythical object: the horn of a unicorn. But where can she possibly find one?
Maria Turtschaninoff is a multiple award-winning fantasy author, published in 30 countries, and Peter Bergting is the author and/or illustrator of over 50 books of fantasy, sci-fi and horror.
SWEDEN: Raben &Sjögren/Förlaget (orig.), FINLAND: Tammi