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Children's Fiction Fantasy

The Nameless City: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City

by (author) Faith Erin Hicks

contributions by Jordie Bellaire

First Second
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Recommended Age
9 to 13
Recommended Grade
4 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
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The Stone Heart is the second book in the Nameless City trilogy from Faith Erin Hicks.
Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself.
To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he's stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. . . . But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war?

About the authors

Faith Erin Hicks draws and writes comics in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her works include The War at Ellesmere, Brain Camp and Friends with Boys.

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  • Long-listed, Washington Post Best Books of the Year

Editorial Reviews

"Flourishing from the strong worldbuilding and characterization of the first installment, this middle volume of Hicks' epic...brings all to stunning emotional life." —Kirkus, starred review
"Her manga-inspired artwork is as lush and detailed as ever, incorporating vast cityscapes, cinematic action scenes, and quiet moments of meaningful, often wordless, expression. While less happens in this book than in the last." —Booklist

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