Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life...is to make friends?Collects issues 13-18 of the Hugo Award and British Fantasy Award series. ...
|Title||:||Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven|
|Number of Pages||:||168 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven Reviews
Love it. The art in this volume exceeds even that of the other two beautiful volumes. The story finally gains some ground and the stakes are raised. Just lovely.
In this third volume we follow Maika and her gang (mainly consisting of Kippa and Master Ren) as they are still trying to get away from the Blood Queens and thus have no choice but to seek refuge in Tear Shed in Pontus Waters. Tear Shed is a harbour town full of refugees. They have an ancient shield they are desperate to get to work again so they are trying to enlist Maika's help (because of her bloodline) in exchange for granting her and her companions sanctuary.
Thus, old and new characters are ...more
Actual review: 3.5
There's something wrong when I love the artwork more than the story. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous! It is the best I've seen in graphic novels. It's intricate, delicate, with a lot of detail.
The story, however, lacks a good background for understanding. Recently, I've found myself disappointed in graphic novels with a high fantasy story, and it could be that it's a format that doesn't work for me. There is just something lacking in reading a high fantasy story in this for ...more
To quote the poets... holy fucking shit...
Marjorie M. Liu is clearly developing a mythology and backstory here, and clearly has it fleshed out like a Hemmingway-inspired iceberg, but often, enough of the peak really isn't showing through for things to not seem unnecessarily cryptic. Maika's development is clearer here as is the god-being within her, but much the plot still seems to wait for threads to connect to fully clarify them. The various factions keep getting more and more byzantine, but Kippa and the cats' plotlines do give reade ...more
The much forecasted war has arrived. Like with most fantasy yarns, there are so many dang factions to try and keep straight in your head, and everyone is playing an angle. Is there anyone you can trust other than Kippa? The urban dictionary should add an image of the little fox in the entries labeled family, loyalty, and friend. With each installment we are introduced to new characters, though at this point I trust no-one. Layers upon layers of intrigue, some secrets revealed while others remain ...more
honestly the art in this series doesn't make up for the fact that like 99% of the time I have no idea wtf is going on. Not going to continue.
This is the 3rd volume in the Monstress series. While this graphic novel series continues to have an amazing story and some spectacular world-building, what really sets it apart is the phenomenal illustration throughout.
In this volume Maika flees to Pontus to find safety for herself and her companions. Pontus needs help fixing their shield and when Maika accidentally destroys it she finds herself venturing deep into the depths of her monster’s mistress’s laboratory to find parts meant to fix it ...more