Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mirror: The Mountain TP by Emma Ríos, Art by Hwei Lim

This graphic novel is like a dark fairy tale.  The artwork by Hwei Lim draws you in and makes you wonder about what you're being shown.  The story seduces you and keeps you reading...

Image Comics allowed me to read a copy of this novel for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can get a copy now.

A colony of humans was looking for a new world to live on.  The one they found had sentient animals.  The people have a mage with them, even if he's undeveloped.  What they don't realize is that there is something else there.

Humans, being humans, capture the animals and run experiments on them.  They don't care that they are sentient.  Even the Guardians are not safe.  But it's the alien being that has settled in the squad leader that causes the problem.

The animals storm their walls.  The humans kill them in massive amounts.  No one is having a good time living there.  But how can they leave?  There's a way but it has a cost.

I was impressed by the ending.  I was beginning to think there was no hope for humans or animals.  Then someone makes the ultimate human sacrifice...

Here's your chance to visit an alien world and get out safely.  Why not give it a shot?

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