Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869
by Alex Alice
Translated by Anne and Owen Smith;
Cover Artist: Alex Alice
First Second Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781626724938
Date: 12 September 2017 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Author's Website /
Product Description: In search of the mysterious element known as aether, Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon toward the edge of our stratosphere--and never returned. Her husband, genius engineer Archibald Dulac, is certain that she is forever lost. Her son, Seraphin, still holds out hope.
One year after her disappearance, Seraphin and his father are delivered a tantalizing clue: a letter from an unknown sender who claims to have Claire's lost logbook. The letter summons them to a Bavarian castle, where an ambitious young king dreams of flying the skies in a ship powered by aether. But within the castle walls, danger lurks--there are those who would stop at nothing to conquer the stars.
In this lavishly illustrated graphic novel, Alice Alex delivers a historical fantasy adventure set in a world where man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969.
(Source: First Second)