The New Brighton Archeological Society

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Out of the ashes of misfortune will rise the next generation of great adventurers!
After their parents are lost on an archeological expedition, four children begin to unlock the secrets of their parents' mysterious lives, discovering a hidden world of mystical artifacts, mythical creatures, and arcane knowledge. Soon they find themselves drawn into a conflict over a great library that has kept two kingdoms at war for centuries, the children must save an enchanted forest, the ...
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Overview

Out of the ashes of misfortune will rise the next generation of great adventurers!
After their parents are lost on an archeological expedition, four children begin to unlock the secrets of their parents' mysterious lives, discovering a hidden world of mystical artifacts, mythical creatures, and arcane knowledge. Soon they find themselves drawn into a conflict over a great library that has kept two kingdoms at war for centuries, the children must save an enchanted forest, the birthplace of magic itself. Join us as these children become the latest members of the fabled New Brighton Archeological Society, and take their first steps towards their true destiny!
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jennifer McConnel
A maniacal villain, orphans with mysterious pasts, and fairies: this graphic novel incorporates all these fantasy stereotypes, without skill. Many characters are left underdeveloped, including the four protagonists. The orphaned children are taken to be raised in a creaky manor house which eventually reveals secrets about their deceased parents. As it becomes clear that their parents were murdered by an evil man, the children decide to seek vengeance and to continue the work that their parents were doing: defending the world against Galomar. With the help of a young goblin named Mitch, the children learn their history and set off on a path to confront Galomar. The full-color spreads are attractive, and humor is added to the artwork that does not exist in the text, but the overall story is trite and incomplete, even for the first text in a series. The characters make tremendous leaps between time and space without much transition, and the reader is often left feeling a few steps behind the action. The fast-paced story and the premise of youth defeating a great evil may appeal to some younger adolescent readers, but this graphic novel lacks depth and will not appeal to older fantasy readers. Reviewer: Jennifer McConnel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582409733
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 3/4/2009
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2010

    Graphic Novels for Children

    In five years this will be as big as Harry Potter.

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