Review: Wolfsmund V 1 by Mitsuhisa Kuji

 

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Review:

I picked up Wolfsmund because I am having so much fun reading Vinland Saga and I thought I’d try another historical graphic novel series.  This one is set during the Middle Ages, at St. Gotthard Pass, which is located in the Swiss Alps.  Baliff Wolfram brutally exposes and executes those desperate enough to try to sneak into Italy through his barrier station.  He’s a sick SOB, too, taking pleasure in taunting his victims while savagely punishing them for their transgressions.  A rebellion is afoot, and the Austrians are ruthlessly responding to the unrest by killing entire clans if a rebel is discovered in their midst.  Ugh. 

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Interview with Gayle Callen, Author of Redemption of the Duke

And, to bring our Two Dukes and a Scandal day to an end, Gayle Callen is here to answer a few questions about her release Redemption of the Duke. 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Gayle!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Gayle Callen] Wife, mom, author, dog-obsessed, skating-fan (okay, that last hyphen was incorrect…)

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Interview with Caroline Linden, Author of It Takes a Scandal

Continuing with the Two Dukes and a Scandal book tour, please enjoy this interview with Caroline Linden!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Caroline! Can you tell us a little about your book?

[Caroline Linden]  IT TAKES A SCANDAL is about a girl who seems to have everything, and a guy who seems to have nothing. Abigail is a beautiful young woman with a loving and very wealthy family. Sebastian, on the other hand, is virtually bankrupt because his father went mad and frittered away the family estate, then disappeared—leaving Sebastian to be suspected of murdering him. Even though Sebastian is star-struck by Abigail at first sight, he’s quite sure she’s never going to give him the time of day. But Abigail doesn’t see him as everyone else does; Sebastian treats her like a real person instead of a nouveau riche social climber, and he intrigues her. Unfortunately, her parents have other plans for her…

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Interview with Laura Lee Guhrke, Author of How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days

Laura Lee Guhrke is here to kick off the Two Dukes and a Scandal blog tour!  Check back a little later for interviews with Caroline Linden and Gayle Callen, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Laura Lee Guhrke] I am a rebellious, perfectionistic, history-obsessed, morning-adverse procrastinator.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?

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Graphic Novel Review: Vinland Saga 2 by Makoto Yukimura

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Review:

Wowzers!  Akseladd is just a prick!  Just when I start liking the guy, he goes and does something so cold-blooded and heartless that I have to immediately dislike him again.  He’s cunning, crafty, and greedy, and he wants to maximize profits for his warriors, even at the expense of what would be considered his allies.  Start a raging forest fire to smoke out the kidnapped Prince Canute?  Not a problem.  Strike down other rescuers so that he can keep all of the reward money for himself?  Certainly not a problem!  This is one guy that you don’t want on your bad side.  Or anywhere near you at all, especially if he or any of his men have projectile weapons!

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Interview with Julie Ann Long, Author of Between the Devil and Ian Eversea and Giveaway

 

Please give a warm welcome to Julie Ann Long this morning!  I am so excited to have her visiting the virtual offices that I stayed up all night cleaning the dashboard in anticipation of her visit. 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning!! Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Julie Ann Long] Curious. Intense. Eclectic. Amused. Observant.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?

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Graphic Novel Review: Vinland Saga V 1 by Makoto Yukimura

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Review:

I have been interested in Vinland Saga since the license was announced for US publication.  When it came out, however, I balked at the sticker price.  $19.99 per volume!  Instead, I requested the first two books from the library, and once I received them, I understood the price point.  These are hardcovers, and they are 2 in 1 omnibus releases, clocking in at over 450 pages.  After sitting down with the first volume, I find the price completely reasonable; the end product is beautiful, the pages are nice, thick paper, and the binding is rock solid.  The translation rocks, too!  All in all, Vinland Saga Book One is worth every penny!

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