Chimera: Book One – The Righteous and the Lost by Tyler Ellis
Published on the 20th of June
Graphic novel, Sci-fi
I received an ARC of Chimera from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you Netgalley and the publisher!).
Chimera tells about a crew of thieves who have been hired to collect a magical artifact in a world that is ripped apart by an interstellar war. There are creepy religious leaders, aliens, talking dragons, and characters with complex motives – what more can you want from a sci-fi graphic novel!
Overall, Chimera is easy to describe by comparing it to the widely popular Saga. As in Saga, we follow multiple POVs and plot-lines that are wound together. The result is an action-packed but beautifully told story. Chimera is also similarly explicit with the violence and swearing, but dissimilarly to Saga, there are no explicit sex scenes (at least so far). Even the art-style in Chimera and Saga are quite alike!
I fell in love with this graphic novel. The world is incomprehensibly complex in its politics and vastness, and the characters are anything but black-and-white. No one is all-good or all-bad, which means that the story could go anywhich way at this point! Nevertheless, the first volume is easy to get into. In the short span of 164 pages I had enough time to get invested in the characters and I fell in love with their wittiness. In that short time I also managed to get my heart-broken by this graphic novel.
Chimera has a lot to offer for many readers. I think it is perfect for Saga-fans, but it is easily approachable even for those who don’t read much graphic novels. I was kept on the edge of my seat for the entire time I spent reading it, and I can’t wait for the second installment!
Chimera is out on the 20th of June so just a couple days before you can get your hands on it. Highly recommend!
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