Friday, February 14, 2014

Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm Knights by Patrick Shand


I have read a few of the Grimm Fairy Tales graphic novels, and I have liked them. When I read the description of this book and saw it was going to include Snow White, Captain Hook, Robyn Hood, Van Helsing and others I had to get it. I was fortunate enough to get this from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. 

This book started out strong. Kronos, the father of the Titans, has escaped from the Underworld and is in search of his scythes which will give him the power to take over the world. Titans, fairy tales and gods oh my. I really wanted to see where this was going. I was expecting more. This seems like it was vol 1 of the Realm Knights series, but the whole book was a continuation of other series. I felt I really should have read 3 or 4 other graphic novels to understand what was going on with the characters. They each have their own series it seams, and this book picked up where the others left off, so I was a little confused at some of the references. 

As strong as the story started out, it started to fall for me just after the midway point. I still liked this, and I flew through it, but I wanted a little bit more substance to the ending. Thankfully, as part of the bonus content for this graphic novel was an origin story for the Realm Knights. This shows us how these iconic characters came together on this team, but it just couldn't fill all of the holes I had with the rest of the story. 

I liked this and I give this 3 out of 5 stars. I'm not sure if I will continue with the Realm Knights series if they have another collection. I'm glad I was given the chance to read this, and it was enjoyable. I just had higher hopes for it.

2 comments:

  1. This my next egalley I'll be reading. Well, a three isn't too bad for a bit of fun.

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    1. I was expecting a bit more with the cast if characters, but it was good enough. Hope you enjoy it.

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