Writer: Petter Milligan
Artist: Juan José Ryp, Raul Allen
Colourists:Jordie Bellaire, Patricia Martin
Cover Artist: Cary Nord
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Genre: Fantasy Graphic Novel
Synopsis: On the fringes of civilization, the world s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery.
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero s reign, a veteran of Rome s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia the First Detective will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay.
Source: Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)
This book tells the story of Antonius Axia, a man who becomes sort of a detective.
This book’s art’s oddly detailed however, after the first few pages, you get used to it.
The story’s very interesting, it’s highly immersive. It’s great to see a historical fiction fantasy graphic novel (what a mouthful!), however, I’m not sure if its historical base is accurate.
The characters themselves were… interesting. Except for Nero, they felt real (which is odd because Nero’s probably the only character based off of an actual person).
I still think this is a book you should probably try out, especially if you’re a fantasy/historical fiction fan.
Rating: 3.5 stars
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