LJDEMING75, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by LJDEMING75)
this is a wonderfully illustrated Graphic novel with a great masterful story line. The illustrator and Author has done a fantasic job of presenting the fore story in the on going series. It is a book for all ages
cwex, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by cwex)
Mouse Guard stories are complex and richly illustrated - a satisfying read for all ages! IN order to have a persistent theme, Petersen has set the tales in the lovely June Alley Inn, where travelers from everywhere meet at the crossroads, and where such interesting stories would be heard. With this wonderful tribute volume, many talented fans of the Mouse Guard series have gotten the opportunity to write and illustrate their won Mouse guard story! Not only are they true to the Mouse Guard theme, they are creative and beautiful tales, and will serve to introduce fans of Mouse Guard to several new writers and artists. Just wonderful . . .
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Creator Petersen turns to the tested and reliable bar story as a framing device to allow other writers and artists to play in his Mouse Guard universe, where heroic mice heroes are set in a world of epic fantasy. The June Alley Inn attracts a colorful and varied clientele. One night barkeep June decides to take advantage of this and stages a story-telling contest. What follows are thirteen tales of danger and adventure, as protagonists contend against the predators around them and the flaws that divide mouse from mouse. Armed with medieval technology but vulnerable due to their tiny size, the mice are as daring as any human, and as determined as any full sized protagonist. Petersen's selection is skillful and apt; each writer and artist brings skill and respect for the source material to the individual stories, illuminating Petersen's world rather than using it as a mere palimpsest on which to indulge their own obsessions. Legends is an example to other creators interested in shared worlds. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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