Just look at that cover! That blurb! How could I resist? And I couldn’t! This was a stunning graphic novel!
Meet our tiny little snowcat, he is the youngest of his brothers and the cutest. Seriously. Just look at that! Throughout the years he has heard the many tales about an Eldking, about how the country was before everything went wrong, about evil foxes. About magic. Talents. And a curse. Then when the day comes that his father dies, my heart broke for this little snowcat. Unlike his brothers he seemed to have more emotions, the death definitely hit him the hardest. I just wanted to give Syv a big hug, especially when his brothers send him out on a fake journey, just to get rid of him, after all no one has survived the journey. Everyone succumbed to the curse… or worse. I loved following Syv on his journey, how he started afraid of everything (yes, even trees) to unsure what to do. But he kept going. He had a mission and he was determined to make his brothers proud (yes, he is not the smartest lightbulb at times, or he is just that dedicated to family, whatever comes first XD). I loved seeing him get braver and braver and just go on. Even when the journey gets hard. Even when the curse starts taking place. I definitely loved that. Sorry, but based on how he at times acted and how he seemed to be I had expected him to run back home. Sorry Syv for doubting you!
I loved all the things we discover on the road to the Eldking crown. Not just seeing the land get corrupted, but also meet other people, learn what people think of snowcats (to which I kind of agreed based on how the brothers were), see some gorgeous landscapes, and learn the real truth. Yep. I don’t want to give away too much, but there is much more to the curse, to the crown, to the old Eldking that meets the eye and I was just shocked and stunned!
And along the way Syv meets a young girl named Kit, short for Kitarangash O’eilah! I loved this girl from the start. She was fierce, strong, and oh yes, didn’t care. She was going that way anyway, so hey. XD I loved finding out more about this girl, including some surprises which were fun and great and made me love her even more.
The only thing that I would have liked to see done better was the fight with the big king. The big showdown. It just felt very lacking and very rushed. Everything was over and done before I could even cheer. Which is just a freaking shame. There is so much build-up, so much WOW, and then boom over.
But the ending was still fantastic and yes, it made me cry. I loved that transformation when he got closer to his home, that was just beautifully done and WOW. Plus, I loved seeing how everything turned out to and how everything got gorgeous. I am so proud of my little snowcat. He went through a lot and did some amazing things.
The art, OMG OMG OMG, I want some prints of this one because DANG. It was also the main reason I picked this one up. I just couldn’t resist it. The colours, so stunning. The way the characters were drawn (love our little snowcat).
All in all, if you want a gorgeous fantasy graphic novel featuring snowcats, lore, foxes, and epic journey, bravery, and love love gorgeous art, then be sure to check this one out!