Thursday, June 12, 2008

Age of Bronze: Betrayal (Book #56)

Age of Bronze: Betrayal (Eric Shanower, 2007) is the third of a proposed series of seven graphic novels retelling the story of the Trojan War. Shanower treats it as historical fiction rather than myth, so the gods speak through oracles and dreams, and the art is informed by intensive archaeological research. And most importantly, the characters feel intensely human.

I enjoyed this book, as I did the two that preceded it, and I hope Shanower hurries up and writes the next four. My only issue is that there are so many characters, many of whom look a good bit alike for the obvious reason that they're related, so it's hard to keep all of Priam's sons and all the Greek kings straight.

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