The Harrowing of Doom: A Marvel Untold Novel
Every year Victor von Doom fights to rescue the soul of his mother from Hell. Every year he fails, but now plans to turn the tables. Blending super-science and sorcery, Victor focuses on creating a singular device, the Harrower, which will ...more
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Marvel Untold novel The Harrowing of Doom by David Annadale, published by Aconyte Books, so here is the honest review I promised in exchange for the book.
So here is an important disclaimer which is always important to put out there first. I have a casual work contact with Asmodee to demonstrate board games for them in stores and at conventions. Asmodee being the parent company of Aconyte the publisher.
I am also friends with David on Facebook,...more
The Harrowing of Doom is the latest Marvel Untold Novel, written by David Annandale. I'll admit that it's almost odd seeing Annandale in this franchise, as I've gotten so used to seeing him write for Black Library. Still, it's a refreshing change.
Fans know the story well. Doom lost his mother to Hell. Not figuratively, but literally. Ever since, he has fought to gain back her soul, and her freedom. Even whil ...more
Victor von Doom: A Supervillain or A Superhero?
The Harrowing of Doom is the story of Marvel Supervillain Victor von Doom who is haunted by years of humiliation and defeat in Midsummer night duel with hell trying to rescue his mother Cynthia’s soul from hell. His burning soul finds some solace in the form of a device named ‘Harrowe ...more
Within a few pages, I knew I needn’t have worried. I find myself deep in Latveria, home and domain of scientist and magician Dr Victor von Doom, witnessing ...more
When villainous Doctor Victor von Doom set his mind on something, he doesn’t give up easily. Teaming up with the wise Maria von Helm to create the Harrower, a device that will rescue his long-gone mother from the depths of Hell, Doom sets himself on a course that seems destined for destruction. It’s a many-step plan with a great deal of working parts. And when a rebellion begins to rise to knock D ...more
Victor Von Doom is one of my favorite characters in the all of Marvel Comics, so when I saw a novel based solely on him I knew I had to read it. David Annandale does a fantastic job of writing Doctor Doom in my opinion, keeping you guessing every step of the way as to just what Victor is up to and why.
This novel sees Doom working to save his mother from hell itself, with the help of Maria Von Helm, however a poorly timed uprising will soon caus ...more
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first of a new series of prose novels taking place in the Marvel Comics universe and featuring characters that might not always be in the spotlight. The Harrowing of Doom centers on Victor Von Doom and his quest to rescue his mother from her imprisonment in Hell while holding off a challenger to his status as ruler of Latveria.
While Doctor Doom made f ...more
I'm not a reader of comics, so the world and characters in "The Harrowing of Doom" were completely new to me. I really enjoyed this book - probably even more than I thought I would. It's a gripping story that's a lot of fun. The characters are well-built and interesting. What really carries it off is the writing - it's so smooth you'll find yourself halfway through the book before you know it!
My thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley. This review ...more
The book starts on Walpurgis night, as Doom looks towards the coming midsummer and his annual battle with Mephisto's forces of Hell as he tries to reclaim his mother's soul. Beaten once ...more
It's all very majestic with a heavy use of the works of Byron and noble European swaggery in its description, when I really think it's trying hard to be dark, Gothic, and foreboding. Doom designs himself to be a charismatic benefactor, inviting people to be near him, among him, while unwittingly treating them like peons, then fighting against comparative evil to 'save' them and to protect the world fro ...more