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Mirabilis: Winter - Volume One
There's a green comet in the sky and things are getting strange. Every day, fantasy and reality are getting harder to tell apart. Witches in bottles, warmongering cabbages from the planet Pluto, and a pteranodon roosting on the Eiffel Tower. Or is it a pterodactyl?Jack Ember is caught between two very unreliable mentors. Talisin is a two-thousand year old wizard or an esca ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Mirus Entertainment
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Last year David Fickling Books started to release a number of books featuring work that had originally appeared in The DFC, a weekly comic that ran back in 2008/2009. Whilst researching The DFC I stumbled across this website, and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous artwork and the intriguing story concept. From that moment Mirabilis - Year of Wonders became a graphic novel that I had to lay my hands on. When I spotted that it had been published in a softcover edition over in the US I was so ...more
My own book - should I give it 5 stars or 1? It gets 5 because I'm as pleased with it as author can be, given that our profession suffers, as Graham Greene put it, the long despair of doing nothing well. Thankfully he meant the despair felt while struggling with the damned writing. Having completed a book, we can look at it dispassionately, as a carpenter looking at a finished chair and say whether it's a success or not. Does it work? Do the characters feel real and independent of us? Do we care ...more