After putting a modern spin on Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology, the publisher of the beloved Percy Jackson series, is venturing into Philippine mythology.
Filipina author Tori Tadiar excitedly announced on social media that one of her graphic novels, Highsummer, will be released by Disney Hyperion in 2024.
So excited to finally share that🌻HIGHSUMMER🌻 will be published by @DisneyBooks!— 🌟 Tori (@haitori) June 2, 2022
A GRAPHIC NOVEL series set in a Filipiniana junior high school? A girl who can wake ancient gods and creatures from PH MYTHOLOGY? From the publisher of the Percy Jackson series?! THREE BOOKS!?! pic.twitter.com/9DJ9AzfSId
Highsummer follows the tale of a 12-year-old girl named Mika, a student from Ilustra Junior High School, who accidentally casts a spell on two of her classmates. As she tries to undo the curse, she awakens ancient gods and a sun-devouring beast. With the mythical beings set loose, Mika must team up with former bullies to save the world.
For the new followers who joined the Highsummer ride: introducing choir boy Teo, varsity queen Halle, and our main protagonist Mika (+ their teacher, Raha) as well as some concept art on Ilustra Junior High: the home of the ilustrados! pic.twitter.com/JAbseO1BlH— 🌟 Tori (@haitori) June 5, 2022
Tadiar is an award-winning illustrator with a collection of graphic novels on Filipino youth such as Sagala, Team Abangers, and Ang Estilong Trumpo. She shares photos of her latest projects on Twitter.