Jonathan York has led a boring life – a pointless degree from the community college, a lackluster job at the General Store, and never any desire for something more exciting. But when fate leaves him stranded in a sinister land,
he finds himself seeking an adventure of his own. Along the way he encounters ghoulish thieves, ravenous swamp monsters, a dastardly ice cream conspiracy, and a necromancer bent on human sacrifice.
In this beautifully illustrated, four-color novel, Jonathan York’s life takes a decidedly spooky turn!
I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This graphic novel is about a man named Jonathan York (I thought he was a bit of a wuss-is that a bad word?- but I saw that this is kind of weaned out throughout the book) who finds himself lost in a swamp in the middle of the night. He goes in search of shelter and ends up meeting 3 strange people instead. They end up at the Cankerbury Inn with the owner demanding a story be told before he allows them to spend the night. Mr. York leaves as he has no story to tell and so start the real adventures of the night.
I started this the night before but quickly finished it the next morning. I loved so many things about this book. It’s categorised as a Horror but I didn’t get any chills. I was more amazed by the artwork though. It was fantastic. I showed my sister one of the more gruesome characters and she said ‘Oh, that’s gorgeous’. The detail put in was extraordinary .
This book teaches you many things. Don’t walk into a swamp when nightfall is near, taking risks is not so bad but don’t over do it and I’m forgetting something, oh yes…DON’T SELL YOURSELF TO A NECROMANCER!
A quote if I may:
“Time will take many things from you. It may take your health, your loved ones, your worldly possessions…but no matter what happens, you’ll always have your story, and as long as you tell it, it will live on and on.”
Read: 1 March 2016
Publication Date: 6 October 2015
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Kory Merritt