Tuesday 6 August 2019

Book Review: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada by Dysart et al. (Graphic Novel/Fantasy/Sci-Fi)

Title: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada
Author: Dysart et al.
Valiant Entertainment

Publication Date: 22 October 2019
eBook - PDF
Graphic Novel/Fantasy/Sci-Fi
ARC via NetGalley



In 1945, the bombing of Hiroshima awakened an immense and terrifying power inside young Toyo Harada. Power that could allow him to read thoughts and control matter... To bend steel and stop bullets... To manipulate armies and deceive governments... To reshape the wills of men... and to one day build a better world.

Now, that day has finally come. With the existence of superpowered psiots revealed to the world and his Harbinger Foundation left in ruins, Harada has been run to ground and outed as the invisible hand behind the course of recent human history.

With his resources dwindling and a death warrant on his head, the world's most powerful man is about to become its most dangerous...

I enjoyed the premise of The Life and Death of Toyo Haruda as it raised some interesting points on the use/abuse of power and whether one person's idea of right and wrong can gel with that of another. Overall, I liked the artwork, and the story was detailed without being excessively convoluted. I thought the ending perhaps a tad rushed compared to the pacing of the rest, but that was a minor gripe. My only real wish is that I could have connected with the characters a little more on an emotional level as well as an intellectual. As such, I am giving this book 3.5 stars (which I will round up to a four).

I received this book as a free eBook ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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