Monday, July 18, 2016

Dragon Age: Magekiller by Greg Rucka, Carmen Carnero

They are paid to kill mages.  Mages are dangerous, can be bought to serve one side or the other, and the damage is bad when they are fighting.  Drawing up demons doesn't endear them to society.  So these two travel the land and, when paid enough, will kill the mage more as damage control than blood thirst.  It's still bloody, though.

Dark Horse Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 9th.

The assassins are quick with their weapons and in good physical shape but they need their brains and their partner to stay alive.  When they are forced to work for one leader, they know when they have accomplished their goal, he'll kill them.  They do part of the work and then run, right into another battle.

This is fast paced with lots of death and monsters as well as the mage killers and their friends.  There are even some lovers for a brief moment.  The artwork is impressive.  Here's a sample:

Dark Horse always has dark stories but I find their story lines fascinating and the artwork is fantastic.  I can put up with a bit of gore for the rest of the experience.  This is a tale of a world falling apart and most everybody is doing what they have to for survival.  Are you ready to go fight monsters?

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