Vol 3: The Great Game, illustrated by Stephanie Hans, lettered by Clayton Cowles
Ash is now queen of Angria, and has become so by trapping the vampire Zamora with her Voice. This makes her rather trapped as well, as she can’t use her Voice to influence anyone else while he remains enthralled. Sol provides a little guidance from his place in the dungeon. Angria comes under attack by Little England while still being attacked by Eternal Prussia. Ash goes to meet with the leader of Little England, who turns out to be a representation H. G. Wells. Wells is convinced that Ash cannot bring peace and stop the world of Die from engulfing the planet Earth. In another part of the world, Matt, Angela, and Chuck are also trying to stop the destruction of the world, but their main objective is to get back home. They find Angela’s daughter, who is a Fallen now and is constantly trying to eat them.
In this volume, we finally get some of the background of what this world is and why these folks have been pulled to it. Whenever the mystery is revealed, there's always the risk that the explanation doesn't live up to what lives in the readers' head. For me, this explanation and the famous classic writers being part of the world of Die and how Die is going to impact Earth itself, it was a little over-the-top. The timeline is also a little confusing and some things seem a little convenient instead of fully thought-out. However, I still really enjoy this series and really need to see how it ends. I'm here for the stunning visuals if for nothing else. Stephanie Hans is a master of her craft.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: December 16, 2020
ISBN: 9781534317161 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Fantasy, Friendship, Magic, Survival, Image Comics
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