To the Pillar of Wind (Vermonia bk. 6)
This is the sixth adventure in this compelling manga series. The future of Turtle Realm hangs in the balance, and the Blue Star Warriors must find a way to infiltrate Uro's most fiercely guarded headquarters if they are to have any chance of saving the Pillar of Wind from destruction. They must use all their resources if they are to succeed, including the warship the Vleste powered by the magical crystal which they found in the Lake of Wishes. While Doug is captured by a band of Uro's soldiers, Naomi and Fly are inadvertently transported back to Union City on the planet of Blue Star, revealing some of the mysterious pathways between the galaxies and opening up some of Uro's weaknesses. The trailer video has already had over 1000 hits on You Tube and there is a dedicated following of fans on Twitter and Facebook. The dedicated Vermonia website has been revamped to include more user-friendly navigation as well as more downloads and information around the culture of making manga and lots more.
"Beautiful - the story is gripping" (Teen Librarian) "This graphic novel series is a visual delight... a compelling storyline that will appeal to anyone who enjoys manga" (monstersandcritics.com)"
YOYO is a collective of Japanese artists and storytellers who are based in a studio in Tokyo. Vermonia is their first series and is a magnificent display of innovation in children's books combining a traditional Japanese manga format with elements of modern gaming culture within the story and art.