(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
So… I have to be honest here. If I hadn’t read the blurb of this, I probably wouldn’t have had a clue about what was going on.
The art was actually really good and what I could follow of the storyline was intriguing, but although this was apparently volume one, I felt that I’d been plunged partway into the story without any idea of the background or how the characters knew each other.
There were some really nice renderings of scenes and characters and there was a nice variety of characters with different appearances. There was a lot about the plots and characters that would have drawn me in if I’d had a bit more of an idea about what was going on.
I think seeing some more of the other characters’ background would have been good, as well as not having the storyline jump around so much. Although a lot of detail had gone into the world visually, I only had the images of what the world was like and not any history/information about the world itself.
I don’t think I’ll read the next volumes in this series unless they’re less confusing. Having an already established group of characters does work… but there needs to be some explanation about what they’re doing all together if it’s that integral to the storyline. Because what I discovered by the end really didn’t make a whole lot of sense and I’m still left with the feeling that I’ve missed some major plot points.