Apr 24, 2013

Early Reader Review: Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #3 by David Petersen

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe (Mouse Guard, #3)Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Available: July 9th, 2013 


Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors

My Rating:

Background: Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #3 is actually a prequel to the Black Axe’s background of how he came to become Black Axe. It chronicles the adventure of finding and retrieving the axe and becoming the wielder.

Review: I requested this graphic novel because it looked like an interesting tale, and being the prequel to a series made it even better, I got to start from the very, very beginning. Mouse Guard was a beautifully drawn and colored novel. The images were vibrant and tapestry like from times of old, which worked well with and for the time the story takes place. Celanawe is the main mouse in the story and he is strong, adventurous, and kind of a loner from what I could tell. The adventure leads us through sea passage, to a great battle, a few deaths and the becoming of the wielder of the legendary and mysterious Black Axe.

I really enjoyed the art more than the story, but the art and imagery really tells the story without the words too. I think this was a beautiful and creative graphic novel and would like to read the other installments.

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  2. Even just judging by the cover, the artwork looks amazing!

  3. I see very few graphic novels reviewed on book blogs, and even fewer that I think I would enjoy. But I love the cover art for this book, and your description of the images as "vibrant and tapestry-like" increases the appeal.

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