Friday, December 27, 2013

Graphic Novel Review: Castle Waiting, Vol. 1

Title: Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 (Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection #1) 
Author: Linda Medley, Jane Yolen (Introduction) 
Published June 17th 2006 by Fantagraphics Books (first published January 1st 2006
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy 
Page Count: Hardcover, Graphic Novel Collection, 457 pages 
Finish Reading: December, 2013

Synopsis:Castle Waiting graphic novel tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil, but about being a hero in your own home.

The opening story, "The Brambly Hedge," tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun.(less)

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