Grand Central Pub As an acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd flies through the air with ease. Still, she is weighed down by troubling memories. But when her ragtag circus troupe pulls into the city of Kingsbridge, Dessa feels a tickle of hope. Maybe here in the royal city she will finally find her twin brother --- or the mysterious man who snatched him away when they were just children.
Meanwhile, Topper, the circus juggler, recruits Dessa and the circus strongman, Fisk, for the job of robbing the royal treasury. Hungry and desperate, both agree, setting off a series of adventures that will take the three thieves from one end of the world to the other in search of Dessa's long-lost brother.
Scott Chantler's fast-paced story will engage readers while his bold-lined art with richly detailed backgrounds is a tribute to classic comic books.
Univ of Toronto Pr An acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd is in search of her long-lost twin brother. Hungry and desperate, she and Fisk, the circus strongman, are recruited by Topper to rob the royal treasury -- setting the three thieves off on a series of fast-paced adventures.
Baker & Taylor Fourteen-year-old orphaned acrobat Dessa, who is searching for her long-lost twin brother, reluctantly agrees to help Topper, the juggler of the circus she works for, and Fisk, the strongman, rob the royal treasury.