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Squire  Cover Image Book Book


Shammas, Nadia (author.). Alfageeh, Sara, (co-writer, illustrator.).


Summary: From two incredible rising talents comes the fantasy graphic novel Molly Knox Ostertag calls "instantly compelling." Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It's the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path to full citizenship. Ravaged by famine and mounting tensions, Bayt-Sajji finds itself on the brink of war once again, so Aiza can finally enlist in the competitive Squire training program. It's not how she imagined it, though. Aiza must navigate new friendships, rivalries, and rigorous training under the unyielding General Hende, all while hiding her Ornu background. As the pressure mounts, Aiza realizes that the "greater good" that Bayt-Sajji's military promises might not include her, and that the recruits might be in greater danger than she ever imagined. In this breathtaking and timely story, Aiza will have to choose, once and for all: loyalty to her heart and heritage, or loyalty to the Empire.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780062945853
  • ISBN: 0062945858
  • ISBN: 9780062945846
  • ISBN: 006294584X
  • Physical Description: 302 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Quill Tree Books, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 and up
Subject: Soldiers Comic books, strips, etc
Knights and knighthood Comic books, strips, etc
Citizenship Comic books, strips, etc
Loyalty Comic books, strips, etc
Friendship Comic books, strips, etc
Young adult fiction
Graphic novels
Knights and knighthood Fiction
War stories
Friendship Fiction
Genre: Military fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 7 / 18 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 0 / 2 copies available at Athens Regional Library System


  • 2 current holds on 18 total copies.
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      Bogart Library
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      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
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