Was reading this at work today, the story line is quite interesting. Very graphic artwork, but it’s so beautiful at the same time. I love the different types of characters, and the way they’re introduced within the story. I like the scenery of the world this story takes place in. A different type of style for a graphic novel, I didn’t expect to get so into this book just from the first chapter. I actually read the first chapter from last year’s Free Comic Book Day. Finally got a hold of the first volume, I highly recommend it for those who are into magic, space, fantasy, war, action, gore, creatures, and illustrative art pieces.
The story focuses on war between two races. There are Freelancers which are the mercenaries, there are the Landfalls which are the winged folks and the Wreath which are the kind who possess magic. The Prince IV is the head of the Landfalls. A war happened in the past between the two races so the feud is ongoing. But in this first volume, I enjoyed how they introduced each character, who they are and what their role is to be. The relationship between Marko and Alana was displayed at the beginning, which basically starts off the story. She gave birth to a mixed breed and both parties are now in search for them to destroy it. You may think that it’s the same old love story, but it really isn’t. The story line just picks up faster than you’d think. The Freelancer named The Will is very interesting, I wonder what and when his role will pick up in this story, especially since the Prince killed off his lover. Things are getting intense, the Prince finally found a clue as to where the captives are. You can really learn a lot from a person just from picking up their favourite books :p I adore how snarky and amusing the characters’ personalities are, they’re easy to relate to and it’s hard not to be intrigued. I can’t wait to read the rest, knowing that they finally managed to escape the cursed planet but the fun has just started. Especially since the grandparents just entered their rocket ship, ha!