What a trip! Both fast-paced and thoughtful, this is fun, well-written superhero fiction. A young adult mutant is coming into her powers. A vaguely French and very arrogant super-soldier/thief is coming to grips with loss of power and identity. Sentient tech is continuing to evolve. And they're all converging at the Xavier Institute in this adventurous and touching heist story with themes of second chances, found families, self-discovery, and the choices that define us.
X-Men super-soldier Fantomex faces off with clone versions of himself in this thrilling Super Hero heist adventure from Marvel’s Xavier’s Institute
Former super-soldier and master thief, Fantomex, stumbles upon one of his clones, Cluster, breaking into museums to steal priceless artifacts. Outwitted and intrigued, Fantomex decides to beat Cluster at whatever game she’s playing. But something is different about these artifacts: they’ve all been infused with nanotechnology, very similar to the kind that originally created Fantomex. And they aren’t the only ones looking for them… Their other clone, Weapon XIII, is on the hunt too. The cat-and-mouse heists test their burglary skills and push the boundaries of how much they can trust one another. When it turns out that they're the pawns in an even deadlier game, all hell breaks loose – and these clones always play to win.
About the Author
JALEIGH JOHNSON is a fantasy author living and writing in the wilds of the Midwest. Her middle grade debut novel The Mark of the Dragonfly is a New York Times bestseller, and her other books from Delacorte Press include The Secrets of Solace,The Quest to the Uncharted Lands, and The Door to the Lost. In addition to the Marvel novel Triptych for Aconyte books, she has written several novels and short stories for the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction line published by Wizards of the Coast. Johnson is an avid gamer and lifelong geek.
"Triptych went well above my expectations. Fast paced action, heartfelt moments, funny moments, fabulous writing style, brilliant characters and characterizations and a snarky protagonist what isn’t to love?" — What You Tolkien About, on Marvel Xavier’s Institute: Triptych
"The themes of self, identity and finding one's place resonate in the story, making it a quick and exciting read. Recommended for Marvel fans, super-hero fans, and just general action fans." — Martin’s View, on Marvel Xavier’s Institute: Triptych
"I gave Triptych five stars. It had everything I have come to expect from this series of Marvel prose novels from Aconyte books." — Chris L. Owens, on Marvel Xavier’s Institute: Triptych
"This is something else, this is something a little special. It shows a human side to these characters, a vulnerability and complexity that is often left out of comics to make more room for explosions and fist fights. If you're after something a bit different, something that isn't just the standard comic book formula this is a book you're definitely going to want to read." — Trans-Scribe, on Marvel Xavier’s Institute: Triptych