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An epic fantasy drawn by the internationally-renowned illustrator Claire Wendling that won the Press Award at the Angouleme Comics Festival. First English translation.

Long ago, no living creatures existed in the Legend world, except for a magician by the name of Theo...and a giant oak tree. The two beings made a pact: one would imagine and draw the form of the creatures,
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Published February 13th 2018 by IDW Publishing
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Stuart McMillan
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Another translation from the excellent Eurocomics imprint, aiming to bring some of the best European graphic work to those of us who speak English. This is a wonderful book printed on high quality paper with fantastic production standards.

A dense tale from Christophe Gibelin of love, betrayal, race relations, mythic worlds, genocide, all brushed with some whimsical fantasy and drawn exquisitely by Claire Wendling.

In this collected work of 240 pages, we follow the fate of the magician
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Lights of the Amalou tells the story of a group of limpids (human-like creatures that disappear in the dark) and talking ferrets, who have lived in precarious harmony in an island on a river for as long as any of them can remember. The arrival of two ferrets from the outside world coincides with the upset of the island's order, secrets are revealed, and the long adventure of discovery and travel begins.

The story focuses on Orane, a limpid woman, Theo, her uncle and lover, the two outsider ferre
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Mike
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Lights of the Amalou is a confusing, albeit gorgeously drawn, fantasy story about two magical races (the Lipids and the Ferrets) and the problems that exist in their world in part due to the tensions between them. This is definitely a darker book and you should expect to see things like betrayal, ego, genocide, greed, etc sprinkled in throughout.

Even though this is a graphic novel, I found this book to be difficult to read (although I admit I am not well versed in these style of books). While I
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Mark
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
three + stars

Beautifully illustrated but an often confusing and disjointed story.
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