Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen
Celanawe is the last of his clan and is the only one left to try to retrieve the Black Axe. The axe is part of mouse tradition and the custodian of the axe is their protector. But if you are the one who holds the axe, you have no life of your own: no family, no permanent home, no real friends. It's just you and the axe.
Archaia Entertainment and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you). It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.
Celanawe is a relatively young mouse and he's amazed to see an older mouse arrive on the back of a raven. When he finds out she's looking for him, he's even more amazed.
This story is full of action and challenges that will test Celanawe's resolve and his strength. This is an adventure that pulls no punches; people die and there is no happily ever after. The illustrations are wonderful, depicting the land as it is described and showing the characters as small determined mice. The ferrets are scary!
I enjoyed reading this graphic novel. There are others in this series that will take you beyond this point in Celanawe's story, so check those out too.