Hopeless, Maine Book 02: Inheritance


On the strange haunted island of Hopeless, Maine, young Salamandra explores the limits of her powers and the strength of her convictions. Both she and her newly discovered friend, Owen Davies, face life-changing events at the Pallid Rock Orphanage and begin to take control of their own lives. Just as magic has limits, so does the ability of adults to shield children from harm and consequences in this often dire place.

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Creator: Nimue Brown and Tom Brown
Category: Graphic Novel
Age Range: 13+
Vibes: Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Strange, Magic, Fantasy 

In Short: Salamandra confronts her emerging abilities alongside newfound companion Owen Davies at the Pallid Rock Orphanage.

What's It About: Discover the mysteries of the eerie island of Hopeless, Maine, as young Salamandra grapples with her burgeoning powers and newfound friend Owen Davies at the Pallid Rock Orphanage. In this haunting tale, they navigate through life-changing events, unveiling the island's secrets while learning to take charge of their own destinies. Delve into a world where magic meets adversity, and children must confront the harsh realities of their surroundings.


Nimue Brown - Author/Illustrator
Nimue Brown is the author and sometimes the colourist for the Hopeless, Maine graphic novels. She's a published novelist and also writes non-fiction books, Paganism, comedy horror, gothic and steampunk are her main areas of interest. A native of Gloucestershire in the UK, she plays viola for Jessica Law and the Outlaws and is significantly involved with the Gloucestershire steampunk scene.

Tom Brown - Author/Illustrator
Tom Brown was raised by books in much the same way that Tarzan was raised by apes but with much less dramatic results. He got his first professional illustration gig when he was thirteen and has been working in the field since then.