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In a dystopian future of mounting sea levels, the rich have access to a rejuvenating vaccine that can allow lifespans of hundreds of years. A young man named Riel arrives in the urban metropolis of Montreal and meets a young woman, Neve, who is allied with rebel insurgents (the "Bastards of God") fighting the corporate powers that control the city and the vaccine.
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Riel follows Neve into the rebel ranks just as the security forces of the city begin their murderous search for the mysterious Gana.
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Gana raids the headquarters of Juvex Corp even as the Bastards of God, under mounting pressure from the police, fall into infighting and take hostages--amongst them Neve.
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Riel learns to his horror that the police have decided to solve the hostage standoff with extreme prejudice: no traces, no witnesses, no rebels, no hostages . . . and Gana finds that mercenaries hired by Juvex Corp are closing in on her.
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The radical new leader of the Bastards of God threatens to execute a hostage every hour if his demands are not met, Neve tries to escape from her captors, and Riel searches desperately for a solution.
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In the finale to Ab Irato, Riel tries to save Neve even as Gana's final confrontation with the CEO of Juvex comes to its bloody conclusion, and a city pushed to the brink by rage and anger threatens to implode.
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In the dystopian future of 2111 and a world of mounting sea levels, the wealthiest fraction of the population has access to a rejuvenating vaccine that can allow lifespans of hundreds of years. A young man named Riel flees the bleak life of the drowning countryside for the urban metropolis of Montreal; there he meets a young woman named Neve, and falls in love, but he also discovers that the city is full of dangers, including rebel insurgents (the "Bastards of God") who are fighting the corporate powers that control everything, demanding equal access for all to the miracle elixirs that can prolong life. Amongst the rebels is a young woman with unusual and mysterious powers, Gana, who is aiming to assassinate the CEO of Juvex, the company that produces the vaccine. As the story spirals into violence and the city into civil war, Neve is taken hostage by the rebels, Gana gets closer to her target, and their investigations begin to reveal that the vaccine may not be everything it's cracked up to be . . .
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Aspen's premiere action-adventure fantasy epic returns in this all new jumping-on point for new readers! Following the events of ASPEN UNIVERSE: REVELATIONS, the world of SOULFIRE has a new status quo, as magic and technology have intertwined as never before! Meanwhile, Soulfire's Grace, Malikai and friends now must also discover that things are not as they seem in the year 2211-including new-and old-dangers that seek to eliminate them! Nearly fifteen of the best-selling series created by superstar artist, the late Michael Turner, have culminated in this brand-new SOULFIRE adventure by Aspen's talented creative team! Please join writer JT Krul, artist Giuseppe Cafaro, and colorist Wes Hartman as they bring readers back to the magic, myth, and everything you loved about SOULFIRE!
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