Illustrated by Pablo Túnica
Aella is an adventure-loving girl stuck on a tiny island where nothing interesting ever happens. Her mother often leaves her behind to go on grand voyages, and Aella dreams of the day she can join her mother on one of her adventures. When a band of Knights comes to the island claiming to be seeking the destruction of demons, Aella's inner monster is awoken. She has the spirit of a fierce demon, Xir, inside of her, which has the destructive capabilities to wipe out life as they know it. Aella and a young knight steal away to find the seer who first told of Xir's rebirth, hoping there might be a way to expel the demon from Aella. But Aella isn't the only member of the family harboring a big secret - her mother turns out to be one of the most fearsome pirates on the known seas, and she's not giving up her powerful daughter so easily.
Clementine trudges through the wilderness with her bad prosthetic leg and a knife that she proficiently uses to kill Walkers. She happens upon three girls out on patrol, and one takes pity on Clem after seeing how much pain her leg is in. They take Clem inside the city to a man who had learned a thing or two about medicine and prosthetics, who sets Clem up with a much better-fitting leg. On her way out, she happens to walk next to Amos, an Amish boy on Rumspringa who is taking his horse-and-buggy up north to a "job" where the reward is flying in a plane. The two continue to this work site together, having decided safety in numbers, and find more teenagers recruiting able-bodies to build houses and get a homestead ready for folks that is far away from the Walkers. Nothing about The Twins seems trustworthy to Clem, who is always ready for any interaction with other people to go sideways at any moment.
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