Young Adult Fiction Aboriginal & Indigenous
- Portage & Main Press
- Initial publish date
- Oct 2020
- Aboriginal & Indigenous, Mental Illness, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Superheroes
- Recommended Age
- 15 to 18
- Recommended Grade
- 9 to 12
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Oct 2020
- List Price
- Publish Date
- Oct 2020
- List Price
Where to buy it
After the events in Wounded Sky, Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories. They are intent on destroying the company once and for all, but their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces. When Cole becomes mired in terrifying visions, Eva must harness her newly discovered powers to investigate Mihko without him. Are Cole’s visions just troubled dreams, or are they leading him to a horrible truth?
Perfect for fans of superheroes, The Bloodhound Gang returns in this all-new graphic novel series, The Reckoner Rises.
About the authors
DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga; When We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
David A. Robertson's profile page
Scott Henderson (he/him/his) is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series and Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series 7 Generations and A Girl Called Echo, select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Fire Starters, an AIYLA Honour Book, and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. https://scotthendersonart.wordpress.com/
Scott B. Henderson's profile page
Since 1998, Donovan Yaciuk (he/him/his) has done colouring work on books published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics, and High Water Press including A Girl Called Echo and Breakdown: Reckoner Rises series and This Place: 150 Years Retold. Donovan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and began his career as a part of the legendary, now-defunct Digital Chameleon colouring studio. He lives in Winnipeg, MB Canada, with his wife and two daughters.
Andrew Thomas (he/him/his) is a well-known cartoonist, graphic designer, and comic book letterer from Brantford, Ontario. As an illustrator, Andrew has done interior and cover art for Captain Canuck, Archie's Friend Scarlet, and other independent publications. His most notable achievement was winning Favorite Artist and Favorite Comic Book at the CanComics Wiki Awards for his acclaimed and co-created Canadian comic series, Auric of the Great White North.
As a comic book letterer, Andrew has worked on over 100 publications for companies including Disney, Archie Comics, Lev Gleason Publications, and, most recently, Dark Horse Comics, where he is working on new comics from writer/director Kevin Smith.
Follow Andrew on Instagram @thefatmanwholetters
- Nominated, Joe Shuster Awards
- Short-listed, Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards, Graphic Novel
This suspenseful graphic novel is recommended for schools and public libraries.
Canadian Children's Book News
I highly recommend this book for young adult collections, and suggest you check out The Reckoner trilogy if you haven’t read it yet.
Bit About Books
Among recommended Indigenous titles for building an Inclusive Graphic Novel Collection
The Reckoner Rises series immediately hooks you and doesn't let go. Its intense and compelling plot is balanced perfectly with incredible characters. This is the superhero story we need right now, incredibly real and incredibly poignant.
Among CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
This is a piece of art...the illustrations are outstanding
680 CJOB, The Start
Among Top 10 Fiction Titles for the In the Margins Book Award list (2021)
In the Margins Book Award
David A. Robertson's powerful Indigenous YA trilogy gets a comic-book continuation, a natural format for the adventures of an anxious teen turned tormented superhero.
Quill & Quire
Other titles by David A. Robertson
The Song That Called Them Home
The Stone Child
The Misewa Saga, Book Three
The Great Bear
The Misewa Saga, Book Two
A Residential School Story
On the Trapline
Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone
The Barren Grounds
The Misewa Saga, Book One
150 Years Retold