Thursday, August 9, 2012

Graphic Novel Review: Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning

Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha

Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha
by Karen Marie Moning
Al Rio (Artist), David Lawrence (Scripter), Cliff Richards (Illustrations)
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.


I am a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, I mean just look at my avi. She's wearing a Mac Halo. But when I heard about Fever Moon being a graphic novel I was a little on the fence about reading it. Why? Because I didn’t want a face to Jericho Barrons. I knew that no matter how good the artwork would be that he would not fit my picture. And I was right.

Yes the artwork is awesome but is it how I pictured Mac, JZB or even Danni… NO. I had to get over that and just dig into the story itself.

Fever Moon is not my 1st graphic novel. I’ve read a few Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Anita Blake and I liked them. But if you have never read one before you might be a little put off. But if you are a Fever fan you should at least take a look at it in your local bookstore. Would you miss anything by not reading it? No I don’t believe so but it was a nice side story to Shadowfever. It gave me the JZB fix was I looking for and it’s made me want to re-read the whole series all over again.

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  1. I know Mac was a little homage to Wonder Woman, apparently KMM loves how that character was drawn in comic books.

  2. Great review. I agree, the whole face to JZB is unnerving. Imagining him is so much more...MORE. You know? And that's not exactly how I pictured Mac, either, but I had to remind myself that everyone's interpretation is different, so Al Rio pictured her differently than me. I guess KMM does, too.
    It does make me want to read the series all over again, and it jazzed me right up (again) about the ICED release in the fall!

  3. I had the same experience with the Outlander graphic novel, but guess what? I still love to win it!! LOL
    Good luck to me!
    Thanks for the chance!

  4. I have never read a graphic novel and I am like you I don't want to see a face to Barrons. I don't know if I am going to read this or not.

  5. I have never read one either. But I think I will be checking it. To see the art and the story with an opened mind I think it's a great idea. It's no different than making a move out of the book On the movies they never look as I thought they would but don't change the story to me


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