Nemo - The Roses of Berlin HC US
Become commander of the legendary Nautilus aged just fifteen on the occasion of her father’s death, in 1925 the science-brigand Janni Nemo set out for the frozen reaches of Antarctica in order to fulfil his legacy, learning amidst the subsequent loss and madness an important lesson of the heart.
Now it is 1941, and with Janni’s daughter strategically married into the family of aerial warlord Jean Robur, the combined Houses of Nemo and Robur are engaged in running skirmishes against the military might of German-Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel, a clownish lunatic who has dragged the world into a horrifying vortex of war and destruction. However, when the pirate queen learns that loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin metropolis she has no choice save to intervene directly, travelling with her ageing lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beast.
But down amongst the ramps and walkways of that alienated city there are monsters, criminals and legends every bit as ill-famed and formidable as she herself, including the remaining vestiges of Germany’s notorious ‘Twilight Heroes’, a dark Teutonic counterpart to Mina Murray’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And waiting at the far end of this gauntlet of alarming adversaries there is something much, much worse.
Continuing in the adventurous tradition of their self-contained thriller Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill present a blazing narrative that rampages through twentieth century culture and portrays the volatile convergence or four startling and striking women in a place of long totalitarian shadows; in black and bloody alleyways where thrive
This is what the reviewers said about Nemo: Heart of Ice:
“Ever pushing boundaries, the tale is crammed with literary and visual detail from start to finish” downthetubes
“A brilliantly crafted piece, full of wonder and chills” Forbidden Planet International