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Alabaster: Wolves [Kindle Edition]

Caitlin R. Kiernan , Steve Lieber , Rachelle Rosenberg , Greg Ruth
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dancy Flammarion may look like a frail teenage girl, but her journey through the swamps and byways of the American South brings her into battle with werewolves, monsters, and grotesque secrets, armed only with a knife and a mission to destroy the deadly creatures that lurk in shadow. Collects the five-issue miniseries. "It's gentle and horrific and apocalyptic all at once. Good writing. Good pencil and ink work. Good colors. That's a good comic." -Comics Alliance

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 55113 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (26 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BAX538K
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #693,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars based on the individual issues.............. 19 Feb. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
based on the individual issues this has the potential to be the best horror series to come to comics since Moore's Swamp Thing....and there has been many a great book since then BUT this is something special.....something amazing and precious and it will be huge. Just read the few preview pages and be hooked....great story, characters and art....the last thing that hooked me like this was it.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 14 Mar. 2013
By Ronnie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Price wise it's what I would expect to pay for a hardback comic - even a little bit cheaper. I bought this for my partner - it came really quickly which was great. In top condition. My partner loved it.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buffy 20 Mar. 2014
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The girls is not Buffy - this girl fights warevolves.
and thats it. she fights and she wins. i cant believe they actually released this lame story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alabaster: Wolves 27 Feb. 2013
By Michelle @ In Libris Veritas - Published on
Alabaster is not my typical kind of graphic novel since I knew virtually nothing about it before requesting it. So I found it both refreshing and a bit odd.

Dancy is a girl on a divine mission to destroy the abominations that have become so abundant and she does it with a butcher knife. She is much like Joan of Arc in that she is not only given her mission but she is also guided by a fiery and wrathful angel, but there is always the question of if it is really there or if it’s just a figment of her imagination. In a rare moment of selfishness she looses her guide and must face the dangers alone.

I personally found myself flip flopping in opinions on this one, so I’m in the minority when it comes to my 3 star rating. I wasn’t particularly fond of any of the characters though I did enjoy seeing them interact with one another, and how things can change if given the right opportunity. I liked the overall story and found the way it played out to be a great personal journey that was actually filled with both physical danger and a sort of self discovery. The art is pretty good and certainly gives off that creepy/grunge-y vibe that tinges the whole story.

I enjoyed it quite a bit and would certainly recommend it to someone looking for something different to read, it has a lot going for it.

I received this book through in exchange for an honest review.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Fall, Dancy Flammarion, Fall, Into the Light of the Dark Black Night"--Spoilers 7 April 2013
By Coach of Alva - Published on
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Kiernan returns to writing comics, this series based on her first paranormal thriller heroine, Dancy Flammarion, the albino sixteen-year-old girl who roams the back roads of the South hunting demons, armed with a butcher knife, guided by a seraph that only she can see. She begins this adventure in an isolated werewolf town with her virtue intact, her conscience clean. She adheres to her pact with her angel. She does not believe that what she does is murder, although her opposition disagrees, and she has persuaded herself that it is OK to pilfer from the dead. She keeps her word - and follows the Word.

By the time this story ends, she has cheated and lied - and, arguably, killed - for personal gain. She has broken her pact with the seraph and refused to repent her sin, tired of the angel's refusal or inability to help. And she has absorbed a different book than the Holy Book, an evil books, and she is beginning to enjoy the power and freedom it gives her.

I have read very little about what Kiernan has said and written about the rural South she grew up in, save that she has little use for their religion and some aspects of their culture. That doesn't stop her from using that culture and religion very convincingly, or to create great characters who wouldn't exist without either - a talking black bird who could have walked out of a folk tale, a redneck werewolf girl, a crummy wizard who runs an equally crummy gas station, an aristocratic villain with old school charm. And, of course, poor Dancy, a religious fundamentalist who has lost contact with the beliefs she built her life on and is now on a dark road of self-discovery.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant 4 April 2013
By The Headphone Transmissions - Published on
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Miss Kiernan is highly underrated, and this gorgeous book proves it with every panel. The art is immersive and intricate, and the plot is nothing short of highly original and instantly memorable. Are you a comic book fan?? Then why don't you own this already?? As essential as Sandman and Fables.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much More Than a Monster Hunter 1 Mar. 2013
By Nicola Mansfield - Published on
The publisher's summary of this is quite simple making it out to be a general "monster hunter" story but it far exceeds that and I came away from it really having enjoyed it. My only regret is that I was called away from it half way through and had to get into it again when I returned. Its short length does make for a fantastic one sitting read. The story is vague on explanations and leaves us intrigued throughout. We are in some future earth that has suffered a cataclysmic event. Dancy doesn't run into many other humans on her journey and while she meets various monsters the mainstay in her world are the werewolves which she has some "calling" to destroy. Dancy is a little unusual herself, being an Albino, and at first accompanied by a Seraph, her mission is filled with Biblical imagery and quotations yet one wonders where she should be putting her trust when later she is joined by the ghost of a female werewolf she has slain. She is also accompanied by a wise yet annoying talking blackbird. A very unique, enjoyable story. Quite violent, use of language is graphic but not overly superfluous. The art matches the story well and very appreciative in itself. There are many panels with few or no text bubbles that the eye lingers over taking in the details. The dark, spooky scenes are especially well done. The book ends with the impression that the story will continue on.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dancy was always destined to be a great graphic novel 20 May 2013
By Titus - Published on
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If you love the character you will enjoy this book. While the art work is beautiful it is pretty normal looking compared to the illustrations in the Garden of Poisonous Flowers.
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