Monday, September 24, 2018

"Arthus Trivium: The Angels of Nostradamus" by Raule & Landa


SERIES: Arthus Trivium #1
PUBLISHER: Europe Comics
GENRE: Historical Fantasy
SOURCE: NetGalley
LINKS: Goodreads

France, 1565. Charles IX reigns with an aging Nostradamus as his advisor, but unrest is afoot in the land. The Black Plague, believed to be under control, rears its head anew. Superstition vies with newly born science in the people’s hearts and minds. Through a countryside riven by religious and political rivalries travel Nostradamus’ three young disciples, Arthus Trivium, Angelica Obscura, and Angulus Dante, solving mysteries with wits, weapons, and the erudition their master has imparted. But soon they are drawn into the web of a well-laid plot against Nostradamus’ family, which may threaten the life of the king himself.


Do you have a love for history and a passion for the mystical? If the answer is yes to both, you may have just found the right graphic novel for you.

Set in France during the sixteenth century, "Arthus Trivium: The Angels of Nostradamus" is what could be described as an esoteric historical fantasy that offers more than one would expect. The artwork perfectly matches the dark atmosphere of the story and, although the volume is quite short, following Nostradamus' three disciples' tasks is captivating. Arthus Trivium, Angelica Obscura, and Angulus Dante drag you into quite an adventure with their travels around the Country, mysteries to unravel, and a dangerous territory to explore…

Vividly illustrated, this fast-paced read lets the reader ponder over characters and events that promise to entertain with a plot full of mystery and interesting occult elements. Definitely an interesting start of a twisted series.

RATING: 3.5/5
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