Arwyn’s quest continues.
Title: Sojourn Vol. 2: The Dragon’s Tale
Author: Ron Marz
Illustrator: Greg Land
Original Publication Date: 2002
Cover Price: $15.95 US
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Arwyn’s quest continues, as she searches for the five
to destroy Mordath. This time, she needs to take a
fragment from a
The handling of the dragon. My only serious complaints
first volume were the lack of originality, and the use of the
both are improved this time around.
The interview with Ron Marz in the back of the trade has
later volumes, and they come up with no warning. Be
aware of this
when you buy your copy. (Notice I didn’t say “if you buy
The originality is improved this time around.
still stock moments, but they’ve added new twists. I give it
4 out of
The artwork still looks great, although the
material in issue
12 doesn’t always look as great as the rest of the series. It
deserves a 5 out of 6, though.
The story is shaping up, with some
development of multiple
plot threads, and a little more complexity than the last time.
it 5 out of 6.
The characterization of Mordath, Arwyn,
Gareth, and Neven is
impressive. The cast is gaining depth along with the
Mordath in particular is being developed, and we’re starting
more of his minions. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response wasn’t as potent as
that of the first
volume, but I think that’s mainly due to higher expectations.
didn’t know what to expect when I read the first volume, but
time, I knew I was in for some impressive epic fantasy, with
laughs along the way. I wasn’t disappointed. I give it 5 out
The flow is smooth through most of the
volume. The time
shifting in chapter 11 ends somewhat abruptly, but it’s
sound. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s still a solid, high quality fantasy
that’s starting to really set itself apart. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Sojourn Vol. 2: The Dragon’s Tale
receives 33 out
*one* eensy thing is bugging me.
Arwyn: LOTR (okay, so it’s “arwen”, shoot me.)
Gareth: Wheel of Time
I know it’s picky – but for some reason these two names just throw me off – and Mordath sounds pretty “stock” for an evil sorceror too…