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Lucifer, Vol. 8 by Mike Carey
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Aug 08, 09

bookshelves: comics-series, graphic-novel, mythic-fiction
Read in May, 2009, read count: 1

"Lucifer Vol. 8: The Wolf Beneath the Tree" follows the vendetta of the great wolf Fenris of Norse mythology against the banquet guests who long ago betrayed him, and the fate of a young man who bludgeons wife and child to death; when these plotlines merge, all creation, even Lucifer's domain, is imperiled.

Lucifer now faces a deadly new threat to both his Creation and our own. Fenris, the acme of ruin and destruction, has awoken into Gods absence, and he stalks the World-Tree Yggdrasil where he is destined to end of the world. Only Elaine Belloc, the Archangel Michael and Lucifer stand in his wayand their efforts may only hasten the end of all things.

This volume also showcases the special stories Lilith and Neutral Ground (a grimly amusing demon-possession romp). It was a special treat to read of the back story of Lilith and the origin of the Lilim. It really does lend a richer interpretation to the Lilim's current vendetta against angels.

This installment of the Lucifer graphic novels has a little bit of everyhting. A flashback including the origins of Mazikeen (based on Lilth's story), a family reunion/dinner with the appearance of Destiny, Ragnarok, a resolution of sorts between Michael and Lucifer and a cliffhanger. An added bonus is Delirium's cameo appearance.

Book Details:

Title Lucifer Vol. 8: The Wolf Beneath the Tree
Author Mike Carey
Reviewed By Purplycookie

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