Janus Silang and the Struggle for Kalibutan (9780804856775)

Manga/Graphic Novel
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Tuttle Publishing
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full-color illustrations throughout

"If Britons have Harry Potter and Americans have Percy Jackson, we Filipinos have Janus Silang." —Bongbong Books Review

Following a grisly encounter with the Tiyanak, an evil creature from Philippine folklore, Janus Silang realizes that nothing in his life will ever be the same again. He and his family are now the targets of a powerful force that must be destroyed.

Janus and his friends escape to Kalibutan, where the Tiyanak cannot follow. There, he searches for Tala, the Tiyanak's goddess twin and the only being with the power to defeat it. This quest leads him again to the word of online gaming, where to his great dismay he discovers that he is not the only one seeking her!

The second volume in the Janus Silang series, Janus Silang and the Struggle for Kalibutan is adapted from the award-winning novel by Edgar Calabia Samar, one of Asia's best-known writers and multiple winner of the Philippine National Book Award.

About the Author:
Edgar Calabia Samar is a poet and novelist whose books have won Asia's most prestigious literary awards including a three-time winner of the Philippine National Book Award as well as the Man Asian Literary Prize, the NCCA Writer's Prize and many others. He has published many novels and collections of poetry.

Mervin Malonzo is one of the best-known illustrators and graphic novel authors in the Philippines. His comic Tabi Po won the Philippine National Book Award and was adapted into a live action TV series by Cignal TV. He runs an independent publishing house, Haliya Publishing, with his wife Prin and a few friends dedicated to producing high level graphic fiction. Illustrator of After Lambana and Alternative Alamat; and co-illustrator of The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo and The Black Bestiary.