Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Size: 136 pages
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4th book in the Okko series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the fourth and final book in the Okko series. Actually the end of this book states that there will be a 5th trade paperback, but the synopsis on the book says that this is the final volume…so whatever. I continue to enjoy the lush drawing and asian themed storyline to these graphic novels.
In this volume of Okko two of Pajan’s clans strike a marriage agreement between their clans in hopes of forming an alliance. Okko and his companions are hired to secure the area for the ceremony; however the young bride to be doesn’t want to get married and has plans of her own.
As with all the volumes of Okko the story is a beautiful blend of Asian influence and fantasy world. There is a lot of action and intrigue as well.
The illustration continues to be very detailed and just absolutely top notch; I love looking at the detailed pictures throughout.
I enjoyed this volume a lot. However this was never a 5 star graphic novel series for me because at times I have a bit of trouble following the story; there are a lot of characters and a lot of them look very similar.
Overall this was another well done installment in the Okko series. There is a lot of action and intrigue and some beautiful illustration. I really love the world building in these novels and the wonderfully quirky characters. However, at times the story is a bit hard to follow. I would recommend to those who enjoy historical fantasy graphic novels.