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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

3) The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan and her Dark-Hunter series is one of the first series I read in the Paranormal genre. So when I saw there was going to be a graphic novel released featuring the Dark-Hunters, I knew I needed to check it out. Volume one starts off by telling the story you may have already read in Night Pleasures. We meet Amanda and Kyrian and get a full introduction to the world of the Dark-hunters. The story, like the full sized novel, is amazing. It reminded me of those few hours I spent with Night Pleasures and how I read as I walking down the street because I just couldn't stop!

As a graphic novel this was some what different to my previous experiences. Firstly this is in the traditional Japanese Manga format which means reading from the back to the front of the book and Right to Left. I was slightly confused at first and thought I would never get used to the back to front reading. However within pages I was too engrossed in the story to care.

The illustrations are lovely. I can't find any real fault with them at all. The pocket book size of the book makes this easier to carry around and read than the usual full A4 size graphic novels. The comic is only black and white but the lack of colour doesn't really matter to the content which was great all the way through.

Now I have added the next volume to my wishlist and hope I will get a copy as soon as it is released. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of Amanda and Kyrian's story again and love seeing it in pictures.

If you are a Dark-Hunter fan then this is definitely something you want to buy and treasure. If you haven't already read anything in the Dark-Hunter series then I feel sorry for you ;) Oh and maybe you want to rectify that and read one of the novels or try this Manga version.

1 comment:

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I bought myself this book a while back and it has been sitting on my TBR shelf. When my brother came home to visit from Japan for the holidays I figured it would be the prefect gift and maybe get him sucked into the series too! BUTTT I hadn't finished reading it. LOl so now I have to buy it again.

Thanks for the review.. I'll get my hands on it again soon.