ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeff Lemire is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, and creator of the acclaimed graphic novels Sweet Tooth, Essex County, The Underwater Welder, Trillium, Plutona, Black Hammer, Descender, Royal City, and Gideon Falls. His upcoming projects include a host of series and original graphic novels, including the fantasy series Ascender with Dustin Nguyen.
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (March 28, 2023 ) Page count: 264 pages
Lemire knows how to grab readers’s attention with his character work and intriguing world-building, and Snow Angels is no exception to the rule. Milliken, Mae Mae, and their father glide on skates through a trench—a seemingly endless ice field. Jock’s art makes you feel the biting cold. It is also simply stunning.
The rules of the world are simple:
- The Trench provides everything its inhabitants need; if it’s needed for survival, it can be found in its walls.
- You must never, ever, leave the trench. There is only death outside of it.
- The Trench never ends; it stretches forever in both directions.
All lies, as it turns out. The family finds their village destroyed, and everyone there butchered. The main story attempts to answer the question of why, delve into the girls’ father’s past, and take a look at the outside world. Oh, and to see if they survive the Snowman—an almost impossible task.