Dark Wraith of Shannara
Author – Terry Brooks
Pages: 208 pages
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Release Date: March 25th, 2008
Official Web Site for Dark Wraith of Shannara: HERE
Illustrator’s Web Site: HERE
Let me preface this review with a warning: I know dick all about Graphic Novels and Comic Books.
I’ve read several (I’m a big fan of the Dabel Brothers’ adaptations of various fantasy series, for instance), but I’m far from an authority on the subject. I can’t comment on the effectiveness of the panel layout, or the deftness of the inking and the delicacy of the pencil work, but what I can comment on is what I, a long timefan of Shannara, felt as I read Dark Wraith of Shannara, Terry Brooks’ first attempt at a graphic novel.
In fact, I think the opinion of reviewers such as myself are just as important as those who have a strong history with graphic storytelling. Del Rey has recently been heavily pushing their line of graphic novels, and I’d be willing to bet that the majority of Brooks’ fans have never picked up a graphic novel. So, the question is, did he (along with Edwin David and Robert Place Napton, the illustrator and adaptor respectively) succeed in roping me in this Graphic Novel virgin?
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Aidan is a happy boy, today.
Del Rey saw fit to gift him with a late Christmas present!
Hope you all had a terrific holidays and best wishes from A Dribble of Ink in the New Year!
Brian Ruckley, author of Winterbirth recently gave us a sneak peak of the cover for his next novel, Bloodheir. Pretty cool, eh? I really liked the cover of Winterbirth and I’m glad to see they’re staying with the same style.
I didn’t enjoy Winterbirth as much as some people, but I saw a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to seeing what Ruckley brings to the table in the next novel!
You can find my interview with Brian Ruckley HERE and my review of Winterbirth HERE.
Kurt Vonnegut (RIP) was a master and, even in death, can always teach aspiring writers a thing or two about the craft of writing. He shares with us his 8 rules for writing fiction.
Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction
Chris Barzak, Sean Williams, Hal Duncan, Brandon Sanderson, Jeff VanderMeer, Scott Lynch , Karen Miller, Daniel Abraham, Tim Pratt, Tobias S. Buckell, Jay Lake.
What do all these folk have in common (besides being successful authors)? They’re all contributing writers for SFNovelists.com, a blog of impressive pedigree. Seriously, there’s no way I could list all 64 of the contributors for the blog, I’d run out of space!
You can be sure I’ll be keeping a close eye on SFNovelists.com and I think you should too!
You can check it out HERE.