Pedrosa's new graphic novel is both medieval saga and utopian political fable.
The look of the book is halfway between a picture book and a comic book. Highly stylized. The characters do not advance (always) from one panel to another but move within the same panel thus giving the story an extraordinary impression of fluidity.
An exiled princess, her companion, and a loyal knight travel across a kingdom in turmoil to rally support so the princess can reclaim her throne. On a journey fraught with danger, they briefly find sanctuary in an isolated community of woman warriors before departing for the city of Ohman. Not only is a mysterious treasure said to be hidden there, but a peasant uprising, inspired by a mythical text about equality, is in full, bloody swing. In the first of two volumes, this sweeping graphic novel, each person's convictions will be put to the test.