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Title:
Fence. Volume one / C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana Lafuente.
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Fence.
ISBN:
9781684151929

9781684151745
Publication Information:
[Berkeley, CA] : BOOM! Box, 2018.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as Fence No. 1-4"--Title page verso.
Abstract:
"Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama... Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there's much more to fencing than just foils and lunges. " -- Unedited summary from page 4 of cover.
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Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he's up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.

Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama...

Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there's much more to fencing than just foils and lunges. From acclaimed writer C.S. Pacat ( The Captive Prince ) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad.


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Library Journal Review

The world of competitive fencing is an intensely cutthroat affair, more so if you're an outsider trying to break in. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is a talented upstart with no formal training but immense raw talent and desperation to enter the exclusive world of fencing competition. Senji Katayama is a polished, undefeated champ who quickly becomes his rival after a heated face-off at the regional circuit. Humiliated by defeat and Senji's obnoxious attitude, Nicholas vows to beat him. Sometime later, the two boys find themselves roommates at Kings Row, a prestigious private school with a competitive fencing team. Determined to make the cut and keep his scholarship, Nicholas will stop at nothing to show Senji and the rest of the school what he's got. Pacat (The Captive Prince) delivers a complicated story of rivalry, romance, and school spirit, and fan-favorite Johanna the Mad debuts beautiful character depictions in stunning, full-color panels. VERDICT Anyone who enjoys the intensity of competition will find this new series appealing. Fans of sports manga should especially pay attention, as there's just the right mix of action and heartfelt storytelling to leave readers wanting more. Highly recommended.-Laura McKinley, Huntington P.L., NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.