SDCC 2016 Character Reveals Day 5: Zanobius
It’s the last day of SDCC 2016 and we are revealing the final portrait of a character in the upcoming Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Legend of Korra.
In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble.
Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path—Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.
The past few days were a blur. There had been a fight, Zanobius vaguely recalled. But the memory of what had happened was gone.
This wasn’t the first time he’d awakened in a new place with few clues to how he’d gotten there or what time of day it was. He felt like a rowboat caught in a squall, tossed up and down as he fought to find the shore. He’d come to dread the blackouts.
A dark gray cloak covered his arms and legs and a hood hung low over his eyes. “A precaution,” he faintly remembered his master telling him. “It’s better if they don’t know who you are.” But whether that conversation happened a few minutes ago or a few hours ago, he couldn’t be sure.
Wool fibers scratched his neck, his back, his arms. He wanted to tear off the cloak and let his skin breathe. Who cared if people saw what he was? Was his master ashamed of him?
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