Talli, Daughter of the Moon Vol. 1
A 2024 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
Talli, Daughter of The Moon is an incredibly epic adventure from French-Laotian cartoonist Sourya that evokes the best of manga and bandes dessinées in one sweeping narrative.
Talli is a Summoner: a nearly extinct people, hunted by those who fear their mysterious powers. As a baby, she was adopted by Lord Borin, and all was well for many years... But one day, their castle is sacked by Borin's rival, Lord Ulric. Talli escapes in the chaos and darkness with the help of the noble (some might say too noble) knight Sir Alan.
With Ulric's forces hot on her heels, Talli and Alan keep one step ahead, gathering a motley crew of companions and protectors that includes the lethargic-but-incredible swordsman Lélo. Ulric's ruthless Captain Nina pursues them doggedly, but she is unaware of the secret of Talli's blood: the secret of the Summoners!
Praise for Talli, Daughter of the Moon Vol. 1
"This medieval fantasy comic has all the elements necessary for a great adventure story."
— Book Riot
"Laced with humor and hard-hitting action, the story unfolds fast from the very first page. Teens and up will clamor for more of this epic fantasy."
— Library Journal (starred review)
"Dynamic action and humorous dialogue personify this exhilarating series opener."
— Publishers Weekly
"A plot-driven fantasy adventure that keeps pages turning."