30. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Courtney, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Lucid by Mike McMillian, 112 pages, read by Courtney, on 04/29/2012

Interesting premise: an uber-secret organization within the government that utilizes mages to protect the citizenry. A rogue entity known as the “Pendragon” evidently has the power to grant magic to the general population, presumably for nefarious purposes.
The premise mostly works, but there’s not enough development to keep it rounded out. I don’t ultimately feel like I connected with any of the characters and am not certain I will continue to follow the series. The liberal use of spells is interesting, but one must guess at what they actually do (as least until one gets to the bonus material where the “spells” are named, if not described), which makes for some puzzling action sequences. This is written by the actor who plays Rev. Steve Newlin on True Blood, so for a “celebrity” book, it’s not too shabby. I’m not a huge fan of the artwork, but it seems to fit the tone of the story, so I’ll give it a pass.

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