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Eternal Warrior Volume 1: Sword of the Wild based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I really wanted to like this. I liked Archer and Armstrong. I liked other things that Greg Pak has written. But as I was reading this, it just felt…flat to me. The Eternal Warrior was the guardian of the Earth, but abdicated his duties after seeing too much bloodshed. We don’t see Gilad’s origin, but we see him early in life fighting enemies (which is what you might expect an Eternal Warrior to do) as well as meeting some of his family. Then, suddenly, we see him in present day, and he is no longer fighting (plus we see his daughter back again, who is not immortal). We do see why Gilad gave up fighting (of course it has to do with killing someone he thinks shouldn’t have to die) which seems odd that he had a sudden change of heart after over a thousand years. The overall story line seemed a little convoluted to me, and was introducing characters and concepts that haven’t been found in any other books (sword of the wild?). We are introduced to gods and goddesses, which doesn’t really fit what I think is occurring in the Valiant Universe. Even re-reading it, the story line seemed to wander around a bit, and it wasn’t too easy to follow along. And then suddenly in the end, we are going to worry about a threat that may hit the earth in two thousand years. The artwork was a little stark (actually reminded me of Teixeira a little bit) but I think it fit the story line very well. I actually really liked the style on conjunction with the story line, it was just the overall story that seemed to lack some focus to me. I didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it.
The Eternal Warrior comes back out of seclusion with a bang! Fantastic visuals from Clayton Crain and entertaining writing from Greg Pak make this an enjoyable read. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here in the next book.