A new middle grade fantasy-adventure series from Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator of the hit animated shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in serious trouble.
Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons.
But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools--objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path--Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.
Praise for Rebel Genius
"Giacomo's lush and intricate world does not disappoint . . . Give this one to fans of Lisa McMann's The Unwanteds." Hansen's peppy cartoons provide an up-close look at all the smaller-than-life action in this high-energy escapade." --School Library Journal
"DiMartino masterfully weaves a thrilling action-adventure epic into an imaginative and terrifying world." --Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
"Rebel Genius is a natural extension of Michael Dante DiMartino's work on Avatar: The Last Airbender: charming young heroes, magical creatures, an innovative magic system, and mysteries galore. There is so much to love about this book " --Gene Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and author of American Born Chinese
"DiMartino delivers a magical take on the power of art. With a cast that will charm you and an innovative new world to get lost in, Rebel Genius is a gift for fantasy lovers and a treasure for anyone who has ever tried to pick up a brush or a pen and make something new. A lively, thrilling spin on the struggle to create." --Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows series
"Rebel Genius contains all of Mike DiMartino's hallmarks: an exquisite world dripping with magic and color, a cast of incredible, diverse characters, and artwork that will take your breath away. Get ready to fall in love." --Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy and the Young Elites trilogy
"Rebel Genius is a mind-blowing new series, a passionate blend of adventure, mystery, and puzzle-solving that has no end to its imagination." --Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil trilogy
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- ISBN-13: 9781250129741
- ISBN-10: 1250129745
- Publisher: Square Fish
- Publish Date: January 2018
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
- Page Count: 400
- Reading Level: Ages 9-12