A mysterious asteroid hosts a collection of strange creatures - man-animal hybrids, mythological creatures made flesh, guardian spirits, cursed shadows - and the humans who brought them to life. But this strange society exists in an uneasy truce, in the aftermath of uprisings seeking freedom and acceptance, that have only ended in tragedy. As the ambitious, the desperate and the hopeful inhabitants of the asteroid struggle to decide their shared fate, a force greater than either animal or human seems to be silently watching the conflict, waiting for either side to finally answer the question: what is worthy of being human?
EMMA RíOS (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and HWEI LIM (LALAGE, HERO) present MIRROR: THE MOUNTAIN, the first arc of a story about the mage-scientists of The Synchronia and the sentient animals of Irzah colony.
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 16 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is beautiful, both visually and intellectually. It creates a dream-like atmosphere that makes you forget your preconceived ideas of fantasy and sci-fi and let yourself go wherever the story might lead. The gorgeous watercolor art contrasts with the deeply dramatic tone of the story. I loved how the characters are not just "good guy" or "bad guy" archetypes, wich makes taking sides really difficult. And also, how the story forces you to question your beliefs about what it means to be human.
I abandoned this comic collection, finding it too confusing and not enjoying it sufficiently to take it through to its conclusion. A science-fiction tale about the interaction between humans and human-animal hybrids, it jumps between flashbacks and "present-day". The artwork is not particularly clear and I just found that it was not engaging enough to make the effort. Sorry.