Elves. Vol. 1 (Elfes #1-2) – Jean-Luc Istin, Kyko Duarte
Publisher: Insight Comics
Publication date: 2 May 2017
Genre: Graphic novel, Fantasy
Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review
Elves are the first volume of a French graphic novel soon to be released in the U.S. It contains the first two issues of the series, The crystal of the Blue elves and The honor of Sylvan elves.
The crystal of the Blue elves
The first issue is about the Blue (Water) elves. There has been a murder on a whole city of blue elves and Lanawyn is investigating it together with a human.
A woman called Vaalann finds out she is the chosen one, the one who can master the crystals power. We are following them as a war against the humans is upon them and see what they are going to do.
The honor of Sylvan elves
The second issue is about the Sylvan (Forest) elves. They have been hiding inside the forest for many years since they felt the humans has gotten too greedy and refuse contact with humans. When Eysine, City-State of the East is attacked by orcs, the king’s daughter, Llali, decide to seek help from the Sylvan elves, because elves and humans have fought together before. She then is out on the journey of her life, to help them she cares about.
Wow, this were a roller coaster ride of emotions reading this graphic novel. At first were I really intrigued by it. I loved the story, the beautiful artwork and it had ELVES in it, hence the title. But then the story got a little confusing and it jumped all around. It made it harder for me to continue it and i even had to lay it down for a couple of days. I then finally finished the first part and made it to the second part. This part of the graphic novel were much easier to read and you feel more for the characters. I even started crying something happened near the end. It’s one of the reasons i pushed the rating up a little.
The artwork in this graphic novel was really beautiful. But sometimes it was a little too much and i felt that there were too much in the picture.
While I liked the plot of the first story, I felt that it lacked something and were either too rushed or too slow. I liked the second story much more than the first one. It didn’t really lack anything. You came more into the story and as I said i began crying near the end. It made you feel so much more. This is also a thing that confused me a little. Were it two separate stories or were it just stories from different time periods?
I recommend this to people who don’t easily get confused and really likes elves and things like that.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day. ♥