A Wave Blue World Announces MEZO, a Mesoamerican Historical Fantasy Epic
A fast-moving political intrigue wrapped in a lushly illustrated fantasy steeped in Mesoamerican legends and lore, as Wave Blue World Announces MEZO. Full details are below.
When I was first pitched on the idea of a Mesoamerican historical fantasy epic I have to admit I had no idea what to expect. I hope that’s your frame of mind, as well, as you dive into MEZO, a new graphic novel out this week from A Wave Blue World! You’re in for an exhilarating read that I’m sure isn’t like anything you’re read before.
The book, by company founder Tyler Chin-Tanner with art by Josh Zingerman and Val Rodrigues, starts with an open war on a battlefield in the ancient Americas, with the family drama playing out as the arrows fly and swords clash. A tribe in its final days is about to fall under the brutal rule of the Tzalekuhl empire, but a brash young archer named Kyma isn’t ready to lay down arms. Much like the action in Game of Thrones and The Last Kingdom, we’re about to follow Kyma on a mission of revenge and rebellion as she fights to escape and unite the remaining tribes to save their culture.
Kyma’s world is full of natural magic and wonder, with ancient spirits playing their hands in the human machinations around them. Just when you’re caught up in the “who will win?” plot, we meet the shaman Itza’be, last of his people, on his own mission to stop the aggression of Tzalekuhl. With some incredible mythical creatures by his side, he sets off to find the secrets of The World Tree and seek its help.
It’s fast-moving political intrigue wrapped in a lushly illustrated fantasy steeped in Mesoamerican legends and lore.
TITLE: Mezo Vol. 1
WRITER: Tyler Chin-Tanner
ILLUSTRATORS: Josh Zingerman, Val Rodrigues
COVER: Leo Colapietro
AGE RANGE: General Adult
GENRE: Fantasy / Action-Adventure
FORMAT: Trade Paperback
PAGE COUNT: 136
PUB DATE: January 8, 2020
ISBN #: 9781949518054
ITEM CODE: OCT191596
PUBLISHER: A Wave Blue World
TRADE DISTRIBUTOR: Diamond Book Distributors