A planetwide virus. The collapse of civilization. A class of young Canadians caught on a field trip in the ruins of Louisiana, fighting desperately to stay together, and stay alive. They've managed to escape the quarantine zone, but that just means they're in terra incognita. The infection has turned one of them into a misshapen monster: a gentle giant nevertheless capable of great violence, that various warring factions of humans are out to kill or capture. In this second volume, Jérôme Hamon and David Tako deepen their pulse-pounding and profoundly humane portrait of a fearsome post-viral landscape.
A group of young Canadians is out on a field trip in the Louisiana swamps when an epidemic breaks out, unlike any the world has ever seen. The highly contagious virus turns people into seemingly mindless creatures, monstrous in appearance and inhumanly strong when provoked. To halt its rapid spread, the U.S. government walls off the area. When one of their own succumbs to the disease, the kids are trapped in the contagion zone. To survive, they must fight bloodthirsty militias and infected creatures alike, as they hold out hope they can find a cure for their friend, before he becomes a menace to them all.
Violette's dream is finally coming true... She's dancing in "The Nutcracker" and preparing to tour with the Paris Opera Company. First stop: London! Filled with wonder, she starts to fantasize about the day when she might be the principal dancer on stage. She is soon overcome by the idea of dancing the starring role to perfection... at the risk of forgetting her own choreography! Emma is thrilled for her sister, but her own dreams seem so far away. How and when will she discover a path that's right for her?
Emma and Violette are sisters who share the same dream of attending Paris's most prestigious dance school. Violette passes the first audition with flying colors, but Emma doesn't, and their world comes crashing down. But there may be more than one way to dance through life... This is the revelation at the heart of the first volume of this lively and graceful narrative.
Violette is now a student at the prestigious Ballet School of the Opéra, but the various rivalries and jealousies that begin to crop up between the young dancers take a turn that may prove disastrous for her. Meanwhile her sister, Emma, dreams of joining a hip-hop group, and stumbles through the first uncertain steps of romantic love...