March 18, 2020
Happy Women’s History Month! Today’s book rec is all about isolation: Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis. This is a graphic novel by my favorite comic artist (I previously recommended Bite Me! by her awhile back, who knows how long ago), and it’s an alternate history version of the exile of Queen Elizabeth. It takes place on a tiny British island, where the protagonist lives in a convent with a bunch of nuns who are, she discovers later, actually political prisoners. Our heroine discovers she’s actually a daughter of the late king, who secretly married someone before his death and sent the baby to the island for her safety/secrecy, so she’s got a legitimate claim to the throne. Will her loyalty to her new friend/sister and her convent outweigh her fear of being charged for treason for assisting Elizabeth? Read to find out!