July 5th, 2020

Book 6 - 2019

Book 6: Saga: Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples - 144 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. In volume 3, as new parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets.


Thoughts:
Volume 3 of Saga finds us on Quietus, where Alana and Marko meet the author that inspired them. The reality of their lives now, the fact that they need to find a way to survive despite their fugitive status starts to sink in, partly due to the background influence of Marko's mum and the author, Oswald. For Marko and Alana, not a lot happens in this volume per se, but its interesting to watch the two of them try to work their future out. Meanwhile, a couple of journalists are trying to find out more about the Alana and Marko story, and it becomes abundantly clear that no one wants said story to get out. Finally, Gwen, Slave Girl and The Will try to determine their next steps, with Gwen and The Will at odds on what that might mean for their little hunt. There's a lot of different threads to this volume, but the action itself is mostly focused on everyone other than Alana and Marko until the very end. We also learn a lot about The Will in this volume, which add some new dimensionality to his character. Another interesting volume, though a little slower than the first two.


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1328 / 15000 pages. 9% done!

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