Told in graphic novel form, Muirwood: The Lost Abbey introduces an all-new chapter in Jeff Wheelers Muirwood universe.Maia, the daughter of the king of Comoros, has been banished, her rank and station taken away. Although magic is forbidden of women in her world, Maia secretly learned...and now her desperate father has sent her on a dangerous quest to save their kingdom. Protected by a hired killer, Maia voyages to another realmthe cursed shores of Dahomey, where an ancient Blight has destroyed all the inhabitants. Maia believes she can restore the deadly lands by using her magic medallion, but if shes discovered wielding her clandestine power, she will most certainly be hunted down and killed.From renowned fantasy writers Jeff Wheeler, Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables, House of Mystery), and Dave Justus (Fables: The Wolf Among Us), featuring stunning art by Alex Sheikman (Dark Crystal: Creation Myths) and Lizzy John (Dark Crystal: Creation Myths). Covers by Inaki Miranda (Fairest)....
|Title||:||Muirwood: The Lost Abbey: The Graphic Novel|
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|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
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Muirwood: The Lost Abbey: The Graphic Novel Reviews
This is the first of five-part graphic series in the Jeff Wheeler’s Muirwood storyline. I didn’t know until I dug a little further; this runs alongside a series of books he has published. While I don’t feel I needed to read them to understand what was going on in this graphic novel, I did get the impression that the world isn’t as small as what I was seeing. Just by the small text on the first page, I understood that there was more. I thought that was cool, and exciting because now I have a seri ...more
I fell in love first with the cover art and then with the story description.
So you can imagine my disappointment when I downloaded this via NetGalley and discovered the interior artists had quite a different style. That may have been part of the reason it took several pages for me to become sucked into the story, but once the premise was out of the way and the action started, it was magic.
Maia is on a quest for her father, who isn’t much of a father, to use the magic she’s forbidden to ...more
This is the first volume of a graphic novel; the fifth and final volume is scheduled for December 2015, so this should be eligible for the Hugo Awards in 2016.
Maia is the one-beloved, now banished and imprisoned daughter of the King of Comoros. Maia's offense is that her father tired of her mother, put her aside, and took a new wife.
Less well-known is that Maia, in defiance of the laws of Comoros, has been taught to read, and to do magic. Her father has also banished all the magic workers in the ...more
I really liked the art style of this graphic serial (I'm writing a review on book #1 as this is released in increments), but the dialogue was lacking. It didn't really have anything that grabbed me in terms of story. The dialogue was often thoughts and descriptions, which I don't feel really lends itself well to moving a graphic novel forward. It might be more apt to describe this as an illustrated storybook, rather than a graphic novel / comicbook.
The story was fairly tame and bland, and the he ...more
I got this as an Ebook ARC from Edelweiss.
WHAT A SNORE-FEST.
A young princess that was banished from the castle by her father...is called upon by her father to go search for an abbey. Banished...then needed.
This was just the first part of this series and it was a total snore. Yeah, you have to build the story up a bit, but within those pages nothing really happened. It was very boring. Just lots of internal monologue by the main character, Maia. I found the the writing was just very boring and it ...more
I have never read the Muirwood novels previously, but I felt that any reader coming into this story would have no trouble following the plot since it’s a graphic novel adaption. From the very beginning of the story, it felt like the book was telling me “Let’s go on an adventure!”. There’s a forgotten princess, men in knight’s armor, and the landscape is set in a far away place. Basically this book had no trouble grabbing my attention.
The art is beautifully drawn and there is intense detail to ch ...more
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.0 of 5
Author Jeff Wheeler and his publisher, Jet City Comics, is trying something a little different. They are trying to use the Kindle in a slightly new format, producing a serial graphic novel that will be delivered to Kindles monthly. This title is set for five consecutive issues. So...a monthly comic book that is digital only? That's new?
I've grown quite accustomed to reading books and graphic novels digitally since beginni ...more
Maia is a woman in a world afraid of women. The only reason she is alive is because of her father, the king, who opted to lock her away instead of killing her. That is, until he needs her to do what he fears most: use her power, bequeathed to her by the powerful ancestors who made men scared of women in the first place. Maia is defiant and hardened, but still holds a kindness that she doesn't want to lose by accepting the mission set by her father.
Reasons I like this book: graphic novels have a ...more