Volume 1

Paperback - 2018
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"Lady "Poppy" Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king's reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court and of their growing feelings for one another" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
ISBN: 9781534306844
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Del Duca, Leila - Artist


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In this medieval fantasy, Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of King Harbeny, and her guardian Cyrenic, a knight of the Sleepless Order, set out to discover who is trying to assassinate Poppy.

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Mar 15, 2019

I really enjoyed this graphic novel and it is full of things I like - the setting in a bright and sunny Camelot/Renaissance-like world, including wonderful costumes, interesting plot line, not to mention the hint of romance between a princess and her bodyguard. I found the illustrations well done and I'm looking forward to reading the next volume.

JCLGreggW Nov 29, 2018

A can't-miss slow burn historical fantasy featuring the daughter of a king and her protector, a knight belonging to a magical order of sleepless knights. Filled with assassination plots, court intrigue, and forbidden romance, including handful of fantasy. Absorbing and delightful.

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 14, 2018

Sumptuous illustrations set the mood in this graphic novel about an illegitimate princess and her protector knight. Like all Sleepless Knights, Cyrenic has sacrificed sleep in order to guard Princess Poppy. With assassins closing in and courtiers plotting against her, she's going to need it. They just have to make sure their growing feelings don't get in the way. This is a beautiful story filled with court intrigue, adventure, romance, and Renaissance aesthetics. It's the first volume in a series, so there is more to come!

Oct 31, 2018

Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious political position with the new king, her uncle. Her protector Cyrenic is one of the Sleepless, knights who accept a magical curse that allows them to stay awake twenty-four hours a day, but with a cost of eventual mental collapse or coma. Poppy is increasingly hedged in by her uncle's demands, Cyrenic and Poppy's feelings for each other are starting to hit the no-more-pretending zone, neither of them know who to trust, eek! I cannot WAIT for a next volume of this, especially given the cliffhanger at the end. Perfect medieval-esque fantasy, with delicious pining.


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