The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles

Book 1

From the Series A House Divided

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

“Beautifully drawn, great facial expressions, great humor and mystery and fun, all the things you want an adventure fantasy comic to be!” —Kate Beaton

The life of Henrietta Achilles is about to change. After years of living as an orphan, she receives a summons to the strange town of Malrenard. To her surprise, she’s the only living relative of Ornun Zol—a notorious wizard, now deceased, who leaves Henrietta with his house and everything in it.

With Ornun Zol gone, escaped creatures and misfired curses have been spilling out into Malrenard. If that’s not enough, Henrietta will discover countless squabbling squatters inside her uncle’s abode: soldiers, bandits, tiny monsters, and more. Then there’s the matter of the strange black cat following Henrietta around . . .

“[A]n absolute delight.” —Entertainment Weekly

“This story is full of adventure and is perfect for those that enjoy role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons…a joy to read.” —

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Graphic Novels, Young Adult
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2020-04-07
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS YAF010050, YAF010130, YAF058150
Dewey 741.5/973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9.5
Lexile 250
Features Original artwork, Recipes, and Reviewed

Author: Haiko Hörnig

Haiko Hörnig is a writer of screenplays and graphic novels. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he writes for various clients and works with Marius Pawlitza on their fantasy series A House Divided.

Illustrator: Marius Pawlitza

Marius Pawlitza was born in Königshütte, Poland but grew up in Ludwigshafen, Germany with comics and video games. After studying communication design in Mainz he started his first job in an advertisement agency. Today he lives in Frankfurt, draws comics and works as a freelance illustrator and art director.


School Library Journal

“[A] delightful romp through a lusciously illustrated fantasy world… definite recommendation where fantasy circulates.” –School Library Journal Online

Entertainment Weekly

“[A]n absolute delight.” —Entertainment Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“An entertaining adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews

Kate Beaton

“Beautifully drawn, great facial expressions, great humor and mystery and fun, all the things you want an adventure fantasy comic to be!”—Kate Beaton