Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Birthright Volume 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson
Williamson weaves fantasy into reality in Birthright. This is an aspect not really discussed in fantasy novels or graphic novels - what happens to those left behind while the hero goes dashing off to save some fantastical realm? While this is very much a fantasy, it also delves into the topic of families and family dynamics. Told side-by-side, we learn the history of the Rhodes family and how they lost their beloved Mikey, as well as his beginnings in the other world of Terrenos. The artwork aids the reader in differentiating between worlds and how different they truly are when worlds collide. Readers of fantasy will enjoy this new series and will get sucked into the mystery behind Mikey's reappearance. This title is an adult title, but older teens who read fantasy will enjoy it as well. There is violence (both fantasy and real) and some adult language. This introductory volume of Birthright leaves the reader wanting more (and not having to wait for it).
You can find Birthright Volume 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson on the VBPL Catalog. If you enjoyed Birthright, you may want to try Saga by Bryan K. Vaughan or Black Science by Rick Remender.
Review by Michelle L. Chrzanowski, TCC Norfolk Campus Library