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 Castle in the Stars, this lavishly illustrated graphic novel, Alex Alice delivers a historical fantasy adventure set in a world where man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969.
This is my last book that I had to read for my 2017 reading resolution, which means I read 60 books!
This book is written by a French author. The story was okay–a little strange–but it was intriguing. It is a series. The art work was well done. The plot had a similar Jules Verne style. It was filled with adventure and a little mystery.
So, if you like books like Around the World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea then I think that you might like this graphic novel.
Title: Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869
Author: Alex Alice
Reading Resolution 36: Read a book that was originally written in a different language.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.