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Adventures of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid Volume 2 [Paperback]

Garen Ewing
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Book Description

5 July 2010 The Rainbow Orchid (Book 2)

The most gripping new comic book series since Tintin.

In Volume Two of The Rainbow Orchid, the heroic Julius Chancer journeys from Europe to the Indian sub-continent as he continues his quest for the rainbow orchid. He soon discovers that he’s not the only one seeking the mystical flower: he has enemies more dangerous than he could ever have imagined!

Garen Ewing’s stunning graphic novel series blends classic storytelling and historical drama with cinematic artwork in the same vein as the great Herge. An Adventure series not to be missed.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont (5 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140525047X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405250474
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 21.6 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 379,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Garen's love of drawing and writing goes back to when he was very young, and had to spend a lot of time in hospital, so his mum supplied him with plenty of comics to read, and pencils and blank paper to draw with, and he's been making comics ever since! Other jobs have included working at a mushroom farm, an airport hotel, a software company and doing loads and loads of illustrations for books, magazines, t-shirts, theatres and newspapers. He's been the editor of a local entertainments guide (5D) and a comic strip anthology (Cosmorama). He's adapted Shakespeare's The Tempest into a comic and is the writer and artist behind The Rainbow Orchid (published by Egmont in the UK and Silvester Strips in the Netherlands). He's an expert on the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878-1880, he's half Scottish, one-sixteenth Romany Gypsy and plays bass guitar and does karate (though not at the same time).

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"[The] setting is meticulously rendered, the storyline intricate and engrossing . . . Ewing has crafted something at once reverential and joyous that has a life of its own." --"Financial Times"

About the Author

Garen Ewing Garen Ewing’s The Rainbow Orchid series was first serialised on his website at rainboworchid.co.uk and later self-published before it was picked up by his publishers, Egmont. Garen’s books, which follow the adventures of Julius Chancer are reminiscent of the world-famous Adventures of Tintin by Herge and they have gained critical acclaim among the comic book community. With over a million hits to his website prior to publication, his graphic novels are set to become future classics. Garen's love of drawing and writing goes back to when he was very young, and had to spend a lot of time in hospital, so his mum supplied him with plenty of comics to read, and pencils and blank paper to draw with, and he's been making comics ever since!


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2nd volume in a brilliant new series. 20 July 2010
Format:Paperback
The first part of the Rainbow Orchid saga was one of my favorite finds in 2009. Part 2 continues the fine work.

Although the cliffhanger ending will keep me nervous for the next six months, this is a brilliant middle volume. It adds more layers to the story, progresses the plot, gets us closer to the characters and leaves us wanting more.

Ewing's skill as an artist also continues to amaze. Even from the first page - with his gorgeous rendering of the Natural History Museum - it showed an attention to historical detail & painstaking craftsmanship. I love the pop-art Lichenstein style of the work (so much that I wound up buying a print of the foxy femme fatale Crowe).

This is a heart-warming book, written and drawn with true devotion. I can't speak for kids, but as an adult, I love it. Bring out book 3.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great trilogy continues 19 Aug 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This great trilogy continues with volume 2 of The Rainbow Orchid, as Julius Chancer arrives in India to try to find the rainbow orchid. But they have to overcome many obstacles to get the rare flower. Their plane bursts into flames and that's just the first of many problems they run into. If you liked the first book, you'll like this one. The series is full of action and exciting to read.

I'm 10 years old and I didn't find this book too hard to read. The art is also good. I recommend this book to anyone who likes comics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars retro and modern 3 Aug 2010
By Fercoq
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"The Rainbow Orchid" is a very interesting work by Garen Ewing. This good story is illustrated with talent. The artist has given his drawings a flavour of the fifties which, while reminding the reader of Hergé's art, as well as of Bob de Moor, H.P. Jacobs, J.Martin and even W. Vandersteen's, keeps his own personnality. I'm looking forward reading the third volume.
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