Ink Girls Hardcover Graphic Novel
Eleven-year-old Cinzia is a printer's apprentice in sunny Siannerra, a bustling, powerful city, where the ruling family encourages science and arts. Cinzia's days are filled with helping her mestra, Aronne. She adores Mestra Aronne for taking her in-most guilds don't have room for apprentices with a crippled leg-and she loves life in the raggedy workshop that smells of paper and printing, where secrets and stories are always circulating. When Mestra Aronne discovers that the principessa's brother is stealing from the city, her latest newsletter becomes the talk of the town. Both Aronne and Cinzia are arrested and brought to the palazzo to be charged with treason. Desperate, Cinzia manages to break free, weaving through the mazelike palazzo, only to end up in the gardens, where she comes face-to-face with Elena, the principessa's daughter. Elena is the exact same age as Cinzia, but she's forced to keep to her rooms and garden. To protect her, according to her mother. To protect the city, according to her uncle. Because Elena is not the charming, powerful noble her family wants her to be. According to them, she doesn't communicate well. She's too gullible and literal and struggles to understand other people. The girls decide to work together to free Mestra Aronne and bring justice down upon Elena's uncle. They slip out of the palazzo and follow a whisper network of girls, drawing supporters from throughout Siannerra. If one person-no matter how young-can change the course of history, just imagine what a whole flock of them could do.
Action & Adventure, Graphic Novels