Sette Frummagem has a job to do. Tasked by her crime boss father to find and demand payment from her mysterious cousin Stockyard, Sette must cross into a country on the brink of war, avoid confrontations with Peaceguards and bandits alike, and prove herself a worthy heir to her father, all while keeping a morose zombie companion in tow. And that’s just the beginning of the strange and engrossing story that is Unsounded.
|Recommended by Marie Anello||Friday, July 18th, 2014||No Comments »|
Once upon a time a boy saved a kitten from a tree. As thanks, he was rewarded with one wish: the power to speak to cats until that wish was granted. Time passed, and once upon another time the boy fell in love with his best friend.
So sets the stage for Prince of Cats, a webcomic that seamlessly blends elements of fantasy, romance, and LGBTQ fiction into one beautifully illustrated result. The story focuses on the lives of Lee Holtzer, our eponymous Prince of Cats, and his best friend Frank Murakami. Lee is popular, dramatic, and impulsive while Frank is shy, creative, and responsible. Both of them are far cries from traditional teenagers; Lee’s magical connection to the cats of his mountain town raises all kinds of problems and doubts, and Frank’s life revolves strictly around the maintenance of his family’s farm and the health of his aging father.
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It is the winter of 1768 and the Age of Reason is spreading its roots throughout the intellectual circles of Europe. But in a small provincial town on the Bohemian border, there is howling on the wind, whispers among the Romani camps, and wolves waiting in the dark.
Thus the stage is set for our hero, Luther Levy, a theology lecturer who has been recently dismissed from his position for, of all things, being an atheist. When his charming school friend Lucien drops into town, he makes Luther an unprecedented offer: a position at the University of Familienwald. At a loss for funds and stifled by a strained relationship with his family, Luther accepts.
Luther’s life in Familienwald proves far from conventional, however, when he meets and befriends Ariana Nolte, the Rector’s stern daughter and self-appointed librarian. While balancing the politics of academia and a budding romance, Luther remains blissfully unaware of a darker history behind the sleepy town, Rector Nolte’s growing unease, and the secret stirrings of a group Ariana refers to only as “The Family.”
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