on 6 September 2014
Finally book six arrives. It feels like a long wait for this volume and with two years between it would have benefitted from a basic "the story so far" blurb but I settled back into the story fairly quickly. The plot is piquing at this point and we have the first resolution within this intricate quest fantasy. The main characters have developed and progressed so much since we first met them. Kibuishi gives the story real emotion by allowing characters to perish in the act of duty or as inevitable retribution but we also see the return of characters set aside a few books ago which always brings delight when there is a lovable recurring cast. The art, as always with this series, is stunning and almost seems ready for big screen. Great addition to the middle grade quest fantasy series.
on 26 August 2014
This comic book is the sixth in a series and the first that I have read. Despite not knowing the previous stories, it was engaging and interesting.
The art is black-and-white and, because this is an unedited copy, most of the line drawings and backgrounds have not been filled yet.
It’s action-packed from beginning to end with parallel stories highlighting what is happening to the various characters. There are many characters but, with the unedited version, it is sometimes difficult to recognise which one is which. Navin, Ally, Emily, Vigo, Max all figure prominently.
Entertaining comic story – now I suppose that I’ll have to read the preceding five chapters!.