The Inkberg Enigma

Book Author & Illustrator Jonathan King
Rights Available World excl. World English & Slovenian
Right Sold: Slovenian

The Inkberg Enigma is an exciting graphic-novel mystery adventure with a strong filmic narrative. Miro and Zia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle.

Miro lives in his books; Zia is never without her camera. The day they meet, they uncover a secret. Something has a powerful hold over the town.

With Zia determined to find out more, Miro finds himself putting aside his books for a real adventure.

Best First Book Award NZCYA
2021 White Raven selection

About the Author
Jonathan King
is a prominent filmmaker who has received international awards and whose comics have featured online and in anthologies. His debut feature film Black Sheep remains one of New Zealand’s biggest-selling feature films. He co-wrote, co-produced and directed a film adaptation of New Zealand children’s classic Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee, starring Sam Neill.

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Gecko Press


270 x 205



Junior Fiction

Age range
8-12 years

Publication Date
August 2020

Rights Available:
World excl. World English & Slovenian

Rights Sold: Slovenian

Rights Agents:


Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency

China & Taiwan
ShuHuai (China)
Sushin (Taiwan)

Ayşenur Müslümanoğlu, AnatoliaLit

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Brave young heroes, dark secrets, and a warm heart make this a hugely satisfying adventure for readers of all ages.

Dylan Horrocks, Author of Hicksville

King’s dramatic poses and square jaws recall the goldern era of pulp action comics but with a modern feel and diverse cast.

Booklist (US)

With an array of blended, multilingual, and multiracial families and diverse gender representation, this book is beautifully inclusive … Villains, magical books, and creatures from the deep combine for a fast-paced, rollicking graphic mystery.

Kirkus Reviews (US)

This brilliant Kiwi graphic novel employs a classic illustration style to spin a very mysterious tale of magic books, deep sea creatures and dastardly villains.

Readings Bookstore (AU)

Driven by a powerful narrative, exciting, humorous and scary in parts, this plot twisting page-turner is skilfully delivered in graphic novel style by Jonathan King who has a background in film making; indeed it would make a smashing film. What’s not to love, especially since, for one of the characters, books play a vital role in the story. KS2 readers and beyond, especially those with a preference for visual story-telling will simply gobble it up.

Red Reading UB (UK)