Named the Best Graphic Novel of 2010 by Johanna Draper Carlson at Comics Worth Reading
Named to the following "best of 2010" lists: Publishers Weekly's Fifth Annual Critics Poll, Comics-and-More's Top 20 Comics of 2010, Shaenon Garrity at The Daily Cross Hatch, and Janet Lee at Robot 6
With its long-awaited second volume, this witty and sublimely drawn fantasy eases into a relaxed comedy of manners as Lady Jain settles into her new life in Castle Waiting.
Unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway, not to mention an epic bowling tournament. A quest for ladies’ underpants, the identity of Pindar’s father, the education of Simon, Rackham and Chess arguing about the “manly arts,” and an escape-prone goat are just a few of the elements in this delightful new volume.
The book also includes many flashbacks that deepen the stories behind the characters, including Jain’s earliest romantic entanglements and conflicts with her bratty older sisters, the horrific past of the enigmatic Dr. Fell, and more.