Sunday, June 16, 2013

Storm Born, graphic novel (review) by Richelle Mead


Storm Born, Volume 1 (Dark Swan, #1) 


Dark Swan: Storm Born (1) 
Graphic Novel
By: Richelle Mead, Grant Alter & Dave Hamann

Genre: Graphic Novel

 Published Jan 2012
Pages: 120

Publisher: Sea Lion Books

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Summary:  "Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she''s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld''s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past..."

Review:  I really enjoyed this! A nice blend of fantasy and supernatural. Once again, Richelle Mead gives us an awesome kick-butt female heroine!

Eugenie is very well portrayed. Reasonably confident, but not over the top. Caring and practical. It is very easy to like her. The pace seems well done. Her 'minions' are likeable in their own way too.

Eugenie is given a request that she doesn't really want to take on. Travel to the Otherworld to rescue a man's sister. Such travel is dangerous but she feels for the guy so she takes on the assignment. However, before she goes she has some unique encounters first as demons, fairies and the like start calling her by name. How did she become known to them. So now it is a two-part job. Save the girl and learn why the Otherworld wants her.

This story seems well paced for a graphic novel. A nice blend of action, romance and fantasy. Very solid story. My only complaint is the drawing of the faces seems too harsh in a lot of shots. Just my opinion though. Otherwise the artwork is nicely done. Good blend of coloring and shading.

I made one grave mistake in my reading of this. I read this BEFORE the book. So now I have to backtrack and read the novel. Wish me luck! 

7 comments:

  1. I love graphic novels. I haven't read this series yet but its one I plan to!

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  2. WOW , the summary had me straight away. I went right on to book depository and ordered it. Now I want the novel! LOVE IT!

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    1. The graphic novel and book are both really good!

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  3. dark swan is one of my favorites book series and i havent had the opportunity to read the graphic novels yet but this looks awesome!

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    1. "I just got the third book from the library this week! Good series so far."

      sorry, I actually said that a long tome ago but instead of as a reply it ended up as a general comment (see below)

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  4. I just got the third book from the library this week! Good series so far.

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