Book Review: Shadow of the Queen by Daniel T. Thompson

Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.

My first review of a comic, I will do some more in the future since I am reading them these days too.

Book Review: Shadow of the Queen by Daniel T. Thompson


Title & Author: Shadow of the Queen by Daniel T. Thomsen
Genre: Comic, Fantasy
Release Date: September 3 2013
Series: Once Upon a Time
Publisher: Marvel


The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart — and now he’s her slave. This is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship — and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White — this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves — the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past…and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman’s loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?

I bought Shadow of the Queen by Daniel T. Thomsen because I really like the tv-series Once Upon a Time, from moment one I was a fan – not really loving the last 1 ½ seasons that much though. I was curious how the series would fair without Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. And I have said multiple times I love fairy tale retelling and this confirms it again.

This comic is beautifully drawn, the story is a collection of 4 chapters, drawn by multiple artists. And even though their styles are so different, they are still really nice to look at. I do think I like the style of the first chapter the best, but like them all.

The characters are the same as they are in the tv-series and even though they are not the actors and all the chapters are drawn by different people, they do convey the same. You will instantly recognise why is who, each chapter again.

The TV-Series

Since the summer of 2011 the tv-series Once Upon a Time has been on television in America by ABC family – now Freeform. With Jennifer Morrison – from House – as Emma Swan, the love child of Snow White – played by Ginnifer Goodwin, from Big Love – and Prince Charming – played by Josh Dallas, from Thor. I love the way they have infused the real world with these fairy tale characters, all from the different tales.

Let me know what you thought of this book and/or the tv-series!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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