Faith, Blood, And Magic In Brandon Dayton's Green Monk

Green Monk: Blood Of The Martyrs is about a monastic order and the various problems it faces in the bid to survive within an unforgiving medieval world. Also, the story chronicles the rise of a young monk, Alexey, into a fledgeling warrior, and the impact his actions will have on the order.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE WORK
The author, Brandon Dayton, did not use lots of dialogue or narration in this book. He lets the art speak mostly with an intelligent panel arrangement and easy on the eye colour scheme.

Though dialogue and narration are limited, I did not feel lost or misunderstand what the story is about. This is a testament to the artistry and hard work of the author.


DISLIKES
Because the author did not use a lot of words in guiding the reader, I did not feel connected to the characters as much.

WHO IS IT FOR?
People partial to light fantasy would enjoy reading Green Monk. There isn't lots of character name to memorise. Neither is the plot complicated. Though this book is aimed at teens, adults can enjoy it as well.

Many thanks to Image Comics for review copy.

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