Faith Hicks' juvenile fiction project The Nameless City is a three-book series with First Second Books culminating with The Nameless City: The Divided Earth (Raincoast $28.99). A nameless city is held by rogue prince Erzi, under siege by the combined Dao and Yisun forces. The characters Rat and Kai must infiltrate the palace and retrieve the ancient and deadly formula for napatha, an ancient weapon for mass destruction, before Erzi decides to use it. The fantasy series culminates with frantic battle scenes for ages 9 to 13. 9781626721616.

Faith Erin Hicks of Vancouver worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full-time in 2008. She started making comics "for fun"; and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels, including The War at Ellsmere (SLG), Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, First Second Books), Friends with Boys (First Second Books), Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen, First Second Books), The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Dark Horse Comics), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann, Dark Horse Comics), and the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres, Kids Can Press). She won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl.