Saturday, June 20, 2015

Graphic Novel Review of Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World by Ian Edginton

Synopsis: "The human race didn't get a happily ever after.

After 300,000 years at the top of the food chain, it took only seven months for humanity to become an endangered species.

The Blight killed nearly everyone, and changed everything. As skyscrapers sprouted forests and wild animals took overthe deserted streets, the planet's new rulers emerged from their age-old hiding places: elves and trolls, faeries and fauns, centaurs and satyrs--all the forgotten races behind countless myths and legends returned to reclaim the world they had lost to mankind.

Now, in a tiny village tucked away in what was once Manhattan's Central Park, two rebellious teenagers are about to discover the true nature of the world beyond their small island home--as well as the unseen menace that threatens both human and Hinterkind alike."

My Review: This started out as a good story, a familiar type but still interesting with unique characters. Then things took a turn for the weird, and I am not talking about the so called 'hinterkind' it is more the hinted at menace of the synopsis. There were definitely a few storylines going at once and they are easy to keep straight and you can see they will all interconnect at the end but I don't know if this one will keep me intrigued. I have the second volume so I will have to see after that one if there is any one character or idea that keeps me involved.
My Rating: This was familiar yet odd at the same time.  There are multiple storylines and locations to keep track of so in the future the series could get pretty complicated.  I give it a rating of Two Paws and A Stump Wag.


  1. It sounds interesting enough. Too bad it's confusing. Maybe it gets easier to follow as you go.

    1. I actually just finished the second one and it did clear things up a bunch. This maybe a series to think about continuing.