Authors: Nuria Tamarit, Jenna Allen
ISBN: 9781683967569
Format: Hardback
Extent: 216 pp
Price:  £29.99
Publication: May 2023
Publisher: Fantagraphics

Fleeing the fires of her war-torn homeland, a young woman travels to the New World in search of gold to rebuild her life. In this strange, lawless land, Joana encounters friends (the kind Native women Tala and Opa), foes (the cruel gold hunter Matwei and his men), and an unexpected traveling companion who may just be her good luck charm – and amidst the icy reaches of the wilderness, a fearsome fantastical beast lurks in the shadows.

The English debut of Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Nuria Tamarit, Daughters of Snow and Cinders conjures the awesome natural beauty of the frozen north in vibrant colour. A rugged adventure story with two strong young women at its heart, this graphic novel offers a poignant message about the urgent need for humanity to overcome our greed and base impulses to be good stewards of the world in which we live and depend on.

The folk-art style of Tamarit’s panels has the vibrancy of a beloved picture book, but the sophisticated story will have appeal for adult readers as well.  Booklist