Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden Volume 2: Separation Anxiety (Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden #2)
When teenager Jax Epoch "borrowed" some magic items from another dimension, she set into motion a series of apocalyptic events known as the Quicken Forbidden. Now, the stuff of fantasy is invading the real world: snowstorms rage in the summer, mechanical knights ride through the streets of Manhattan, and dragons are forced to get day jobs. Amid the growing strangeness, Jax...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 19th 2004 by AIT Planet Lar
(first published 2004)
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Darn. I was hoping this series would get a lot better. It's still pretty good in a lot of ways, perhaps analogous to Garth Nix's Sabriel series in its mix of feminism and darkness directed at young readers, but it never quite has the magic of Nix's stuff. I think it's all that time shifting. It's supposed to be both unsettling _and_ creative, but it's way more the former than the latter, or maybe I'm just getting frustrated because nothing was wrapped up in this book. I don't love it, so I'll pr...more
Good, but frustrating, especially the "ending". It remains dreamlike through the two volumes, but there's never any closure, even by dream logic. The story is fascinating for what it is, which is chaotic fantasy, but it felt like it could be better.
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat!, Jax Epoch, and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of...moreMore about Dave Roman...