Though three hundred years have passed since Alexi's death, Vögelein finds herself still haunted by the unkept promise she made to her first Guardian. Now the clockwork faerie must confront her past with the help of Mason, an itinerant musician whose spirit bears a striking resemblance to the one she desperately wants to lay to rest. As she struggles to find peace for both herself and Alexi, Vögelein discovers that centuries-old questions rarely have easy answers, intended paths reveal themselves in mysterious ways, and present-day threats strike just as suddenly as those from long ago.
"I'm not sure I've read a fantasy book more earnest and compelling, and earnest is a welcome thing in these dire times of irony."
- Margaret P. Killjoy, editor of SteamPunk Magazine
"Jane Irwin's Vögelein is centered around the fascinating concept of a clockwork faerie, but the story is bigger than that, a tapestry of believable and unusual lives that show off the best and worst of humanity in a thoroughly engaging format that is a real page turner."
- Randy Lander, www.comicpants.com
"Vögelein's new adventure with a new friend as she tries to find a way to keep a long-ago promise to an old friend provides readers with a beautiful, bittersweet, life-affirming story. Old friends will welcome this long-overdue new story, while readers new to Vögelein will discover a fantastic treat."
- Kat Kan, graphic novel consultant, Brodart and
HW Wilson and Voice Of Youth Advocates columnist
"After reading this graphic novel, I'd learned things I wouldn't otherwise know, I'd felt what other lives might be like, and I wanted to meet these people and spend lots more time with them. It's gorgeous."
- Johanna Draper Carlson, www.ComicsWorthReading.com