The King has grown old and lonely and is ferociously hated in his Kingdom.
When a servant attempts to poison him, an all-out search begins for those who
resist his rule. Meanwhile, the King's only daughter despises her life in
the castle. She dreams of returning to a town she once visited, but is forbidden
to take one step outside of the castle walls. Her plans to escape strain her
relationship with her fiance who has sworn to protect the King. Her only
hope falls on an absent-minded servant hired within the castle to do
construction. With his help, she hopes to recapture the freedom she so briefly
With a fairy-tale-like setting, combined with modern themes of isolation,
obligation, and longing, Birdhouse is a magical debut graphic novel from
new talent Vernon White.