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By David A. Robertson
Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, and Andrew Thomas
Series: The Reckoner Rises
Imprint: HighWater Press

Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Mental Illness, Superheroes
Big Ideas: Aspects of Indigenous Cultures, Smudging, Contemporary Setting, Diverse and Inclusive Representation, 2SLGBTQI+, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide, PTSD, Social Emotional Learning, Courage, Death, Grief, and Bereavement, Emotions and Feelings, Empathy, Friendship, Honesty, Mental Health and Well-Being, Responsibility, Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance, Strong Female Characters
Cultures & Peoples: Cree

Interest Age: 15–18
Grade: 10–12
Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell Z+, Lexile® Framework for Reading: HL510L
Paperback : 9781553798903, 72 pages, October 2020
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553798910, 72 pages, October 2020
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553798927, 72 pages, October 2020

Acclaimed writer, David A. Robertson, delivers suspense, adventure, and humour in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel continuation of The Reckoner trilogy.


After the events in Wounded Sky, Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories. They are intent on destroying the company once and for all, but their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces.  When Cole becomes mired in terrifying visions, Eva must harness her newly discovered powers to investigate Mihko without him. Are Cole’s visions just troubled dreams, or are they leading him to a horrible truth?

Perfect for fans of superheroes, The Bloodhound Gang returns in this all-new graphic novel series, The Reckoner Rises.


  • Short-listed, Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards, Graphic Novel 2021
  • Nominated, Joe Shuster Awards 2021


Among Top 10 Fiction Titles for the In the Margins Book Award list (2021)

In the Margins Book Award

Among recommended Indigenous titles for building an Inclusive Graphic Novel Collection


Among CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list

Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

The Reckoner Rises series immediately hooks you and doesn't let go. Its intense and compelling plot is balanced perfectly with incredible characters. This is the superhero story we need right now, incredibly real and incredibly poignant.

Jeff Lemire

David A. Robertson's powerful Indigenous YA trilogy gets a comic-book continuation, a natural format for the adventures of an anxious teen turned tormented superhero.

Quill & Quire

This suspenseful graphic novel is recommended for schools and public libraries.

Canadian Children's Book News

This is a piece of art. ..the illustrations are outstanding

680 CJOB, The Start

I highly recommend this book for young adult collections, and suggest you check out The Reckoner trilogy if you haven’t read it yet.

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