Explore Mesoamerican Folklore and History in CODEX BLACK

By Nico Marjolin | April 6 2023 | Graphic NovelsYoung Adult

 

Codex Black (Book One): A Fire Among Clouds is available now at your local comic shop!

Navigate through monsters and mysteries in Camilo Moncada L.’s sweeping young adult fantasy graphic novel, steeped in Mesoamerican folklore and history! Two young adventures go on an epic quest in 15th-century Mesoamerica. This harrowing journey pushes them to their limits, bringing the young pair closer to danger and deeper into supernatural intrigue than either could have predicted!

Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson series and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Check out the trailer above!

Navigate through monsters, mysteries, and the will of the gods with two young extraordinary adventurers in fifteenth-century Mesoamerica as they search for a missing father.

Donají is a fearless Zapotec girl who, even though she’s only fifteen, is heralded as a hero by her village. In Codex Black, Donají sets out on an adventure–accompanied by the god that lives inside of her poncho–to find her missing father. Along the way, she meets a 17-year-old winged Mexica warrior named Itzcacalotl, and over time their temporary partnership blooms into an incredible friendship.

The search brings the young pair closer to danger and deeper into mystery than either could have predicted. What exactly was Donají’s father involved with? And how did a simple search for a missing relative lead Donají and Itzcacalotl into a fight with a terrifying bat monster to defend an entire village?!

“Both a thrilling epic and a setup for forthcoming volumes—not to mention a rollicking action-adventure featuring well-crafted characters—this gets the highest recommendation, right down to its very helpful back matter, addressing language, beliefs, and historical context.” Booklist (Starred Review)

Codex Black (Book One): A Fire Among Clouds
978-1-68405-959-1
Navigate through monsters, mysteries, and the will of the gods with two young extraordinary adventurers in fifteenth-century Mesoamerica as they search for a missing father.
$16.99 US
On sale Apr 04, 2023
FOC Feb 27, 2023
Paperback
320 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 13-17 years

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