A young boy, Kaleb dreams of death and destruction, to find a day later the village of Little Rock devastated, destroyed by fire. Thrust and spurred on the young fledgling is sent on a quest to discover what happened amidst the heartache, horror of his loved ones in the tragedy. But, disaster is just the beginning as something more terrifying lurks onward...
This is an action fantasy Kaiju story set in 1600's Japan that centers around Kaleb; a young boy who loses his family, home and village to a tragedy and sets upon a journey to discover what happened. The night before he prophetically dreams of such a disaster and the village destroyed reduced to ash. Unknowing of the true source of the tragic event at the request of his ailing grandfather Kaleb flees the village to set forth and rescue missing children on the mountain.
"Absolutely brilliant, in every way. Brought me to tears 3 times! It's an immersive initiation through the whole spectrum of emotions, and a guide through them as well. Extremely, emotionally, it's so powerful."
- Lionel Williams - Vinyl Williams
"The Boy Who Conquered A Mountain combines the classic hero’s journey with Japanese history and rich, detailed artwork for a unique tale that serves as a metaphor for conquering one’s fears... it feels like a fairy tale I never got to read as a kid."
- Collier Jennings - But Why Tho?
"With The Boy Who Conquered A Mountain, writer Jonathan Chance and artist Emilio Utera have created a tale that is going to inspire kids to believe in themselves and recognize their full potential even if no one else around them does, and that's the highest praise, and the best use of our medium, that I can think of."
- Ho Che Anderson - Writer, Artist (Luke Cage: City of Fire, King, Godhead)
"The Boy Who Conquered A Mountain combines the classic hero’s journey with Japanese history and rich, detailed artwork for a unique tale that serves as a metaphor for conquering one’s fears. If you enjoyed Yasuke or Ghost of Tsushima, I recommend giving this book a read-it feels like a fairy tale I never got to read as a kid"