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Jeremy Lambert & Alexa Sharpe Unveil A Mystical New World In ‘The Night Mother’

The Night Mother

Oni Press announced THE NIGHT MOTHER– a mysterious new graphic novel from Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Goosebumps) and Alexa Sharpe (Lumberjanes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Uncanny Magazine). THE NIGHT MOTHER is the first in a series of three volumes that will wrap readers in star-filled worlds of coffins and whispers, fate and foes – watch for book one ascending onto shelves October 8th!

The moon is stuck like a broken clock in the midnight sky, the sun a distant memory. No one in this quiet seaside town can remember how long this unnatural darkness has lasted. No one, that is, except for the curious girl who lives in the graveyard, caring for the dead: twelve-year-old Madeline Tock. In gratitude, the departed whisper their worries to her, sounding just like her overprotective but loving father: beware this endless night and she who causes it. 

Because there’s someone else who can hear the whispers, too . . . someone whose gown is a map of the cosmos, hair a tangled constellation, eyes like the lights of faraway stars. The Night Mother. Her elemental duty is to gather the souls of the dead in her lantern, then send them to their eternal rest as beautiful moonlight. But when her hunger for power drives her to take souls from the living, Madeline bravely stands up to defend her town and those she loves. Can Madeline help bring back the sun, or will she be lured by the starry promises of this mysterious woman? 

The Night Mother is a supernatural snow globe world of the unknown where a frightened Madeline Tock must learn to trust herself in a place of warped expectations. A place where the dead can whisper and the woman from the moon gathers their souls in her lantern,” said writer Jeremy Lambert. “We all have our own crucible when we are younger… a pressure cooker of fears, loves, and discoveries… when we learn about who we are along with the many shadows that follow us. This is Maddy’s.”

The Night Mother is perfect for fans of dark fantasy and cozy horror–this eerily beautiful graphic novel is for older middle-grade readers and resonates with both young adult and adult audiences. Tweens and teens who enjoy Laika films such as Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline, and books like Through the WoodsThe Girl Who Drank the Moon, and The Plentiful Darkness are sure to find haunting solace in this graphic novel.

Written by Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Goosebumps) and richly illustrated by Alexa Sharpe (Lumberjanes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Uncanny Magazine), The Night Mother is a lush gothic tale perfect for readers of all ages who relish in the wonder of the night sky– don’t miss its debut October 8th!