Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha by Karen Marie Moning
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Del Rey
An all-new Mac & Barrons story by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Karen Marie Moning, marvelously adapted into a full-color graphic novel by writer David Lawrence and illustrator Al Rio
In "Fever Moon, " we meet the most ancient and deadly Unseelie ever created, the Fear Dorcha. For eons, he's traveled worlds with the Unseelie king, leaving behind him a path of mutilation and destruction. Now he's hunting Dublin, and no one Mac loves is safe.
Dublin is a war zone. The walls between humans and Fae are down. A third of the world's population is dead and chaos reigns. Imprisoned over half a million years ago, the Unseelie are free and each one Mac meets is worse than the last. Human weapons don't stand a chance against them.
With a blood moon hanging low over the city, something dark and sinister begins to hunt the streets of Temple Bar, choosing its victims by targeting those closest to Mac. Armed only with the Spear of Destiny and Jericho Barrons, she must face her most terrifying enemy yet.
For all you Fever lovers, this is a must read/have. I'm a lover of graphic novels anyway, but even if I wasn't, I would have wanted to read this for the new story. Despite it being a good length for a graphic novel, it didn't have as much word-count as I hoped for. Either way, it was a fun read and I was super excited to see the characters comes to life.
This story takes place after the walls are down (the walls that separate the humans from the fae) and chaos is spread. Mac and Barrons are still looking for the Sinsar Dubh while Dani is helping kick ass on the streets.
This time around it's not just the "shades" that invades the streets. There's a new evil lurking called the Fear Dorcha, that steals parts of it's victims face and leaves them in a type of coma. More victims pop up and it soon hits close to home. Mac must save the day, or she'll loose another loved one.
Mac is what I envisioned, except for the ripped body. I'm pretty sure that's just how most heroines are portrayed in this type of comic, but it makes no sense, since she obviously doesn't weight lift. *grins*
Barrons is pretty close to what I've been picturing as well, but I see him a bit leaner in his suits, more form fitting, though athletic. Still pretty chiseled, because that's just how Barrons comes off, IMO, but not as muscular. His arms are the size of tree trunks for goodness sakes! *laughs*
As for the story, it was good. It didn't blow me away, but I was definitely engaged. I have one question though, Can Barrons talk in his beast-form? It didn't strike me that he could, but I guess he can! *shrugs*
I have to give props to the artist, Al Rio for doing such an amazing job on this. His work was amazing and inspiring. R.I.P. Praise goes to all that made this come together. It was such fun!
(1 of my 2 favorite fighting scenes in the novel)
This book is one you don`t want to miss!
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