Invincible Kingdom, The
(Part III of the Invisible Kingdom Trilogy)
published 2017 • 9" x 12.5" • 64 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781566560207 • hardback • $19.95 •
THE THIRD TITLE IN THE STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED FAIRYTALE TRILOGY FOR ALL AGES FROM INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED PAPERCUT ARTIST ROB RYAN
Born into the royal family, John has always known he doesn't want to be King. To escape his destiny he's run away and begun to build a different kind of future for himself. But just when everything seems to be going right for John, his past catches up with him: Lord Von Dronus, the palace's most senior courtier, is determined to hunt him down, believing that as long as John is alive, he is a threat to the nation's security.
Forced into hiding with his best friend, June, it seems as though John will never be able to live an ordinary life. Until one night he decides to put an audacious plan into place...
Inspiring, funny, and moving, The Invincible Kingdom is about following your dreams and creating your own happily ever after.
Rob Ryan studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic before going on to an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. After several years as a painter, he began creating paper-cuts and screen prints, which led to collaborations with Paul Smith, Liberty, London's Fortnum and Mason and many others. He has exhibited in New York, London, and Japan and has a store, Ryantown, in London. He is the author of This Is for You and A Sky Full of Kindness and illustrated The Gift for Carol Ann Duffy. The Invincible Kingdom is the third book in a trilogy.
Praise for Rob Ryan
"A fanciful modern fairy tale illustrated with a whole sheaf of his intricately detailed cut-paper silhouettes... It's the first of three volumes, and readers will long for the next book."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Invisible Kingdom
"An adorable fairy tale."
—Sunday Times on The Kingdom Revealed
"A blissful example of old-fashioned storytelling superbly combined with contemporary art."
—Tatler on The Kingdom Revealed
"Fans of artist Rob Ryan will have been waiting for this beautifully illustrated one all year."
—Harpers Bazaar on The Kingdom Revealed
"This stunning book is the perfect gift for creative, young, old, or somewhere in between..."
—Candid Magazine on The Kingdom Revealed
Crocodile Books, USA
Submit a Review »