Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Steampunk
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Benitez Productions
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Lady Mechanika series
Source: ARC from Edelweiss for Review
Rating: 5/5 stars
“After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies.”
I got this through Edelweiss for review. I had previously read the first TP graphic novel of Lady Mechanika series and really loved it. This second installment is beautifully drawn and full of fast-paced adventure and action. I found it thoroughly entertaining to read and loved the amazingly detailed illustrations throughout.
In this book our favorite heroine ends up journeying to Africa to help out the Professor and his granddaughter. I loved the tomb-raiding elements to this story; there was so much fun adventure.
There are many excellent steampunk elements throughout the story as well. Additionally we meet some wonderfully strong new female characters.
The illustration throughout is absolutely amazing. The borders around the frames have some exquisite steampunk detailing to them. Each frame is full of amazing detail and beautiful color; I love the intricacy of it all. I am just in love with the illustration in this graphic novel series.
Overall this book was even more amazing than the first one. I really loved all of the adventure and steampunk elements throughout. The illustration is beautiful and fantastically detailed. I would definitely recommend this graphic novel series to those who enjoy steampunk adventure.