The Rainbow Orchid

The Rainbow Orchid

Volume 1

Book - 2009
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Julius Chancer embarks on a hazardous quest for the rainbow orchid - a mythical flower last mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher, Theophrastus, and steeped in legend. His epic journey takes him from 1920s Britain to the Indian subcontinent and its mysterious lost valleys.
Publisher: London : Egmont, 2009
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9781405248532
Branch Call Number: j Ewin

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ChristchurchKids Dec 23, 2014

Set in Britain in the 1920s, The Rainbow Orchid is the story of the search for a mythical flower that was last mentioned by an ancient Greek philosopher hundreds of years ago. There is a huge cast of quirky and sinister characters but the main story centers around Julius Chancer, the assistant to the great historical researcher, Sir Alfred Catesby-Grey, who sets off on a quest to find the Rainbow Orchid which lies somewhere in the mysterious sub-continent of India. However, there are others willing to stop at nothing to make sure Julius doesn’t get his hands on the orchid, including the slimy Urkaz Grope and his sinister personal assistant, Evelyn Crow. Their journey starts in Volume 1 and continues in Volume 2 with Julius and his companions in India, with Volume 3 is due out next year.

If you love old-school adventure stories, with detailed illustrations, quirky characters, narrow escapes and car chases, then you should try The Rainbow Orchid. Garen Ewing also has a fantastic website where you can learn more about the characters and find out what it takes to create a graphic novel.

Mark_Daly Jul 22, 2013

A solid start to a three-volume adventure story in the Tintin vein, set in 1920s England. The seamless storytelling provides ample intrigue and thrills to whet one's appetite for more.

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