Sunday 7 March 2021

Book Review: The Dark One Vol. 1 by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy/Graphic Novel)

Title: The Dark One Vol. 1
Author: Brandon Sanderson (Illustrations by Lanzing, Kelly, Gooden & Russell)
Publisher: Vault Comics
Publication Date: 18 May 2021
eBook - PDF
Genre: Fantasy / Graphic Novel
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Some worlds are made to be broken.

Paul Tanasin is a young man haunted by visions of a dark and fantastic world?visions he initially believes are hallucinations. But when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus, a world in which he’s destined to become a fearsome destroyer, he’ll have to embrace the fear, rise up as the Dark One, and shatter everything. Dark One examines the dual roles we often take on in life―the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer.


The Dark One was an entertaining read. I enjoyed the idea that the reluctant Chosen One was destined to become the bad guy, rather than the hero, flipping the standard trope. Paul was a character you could relate to and empathise with, so I was keen to follow his journey as he discovered the role he was to play, and the book ending in a way that left me interested to find out what would happen next. From the illustration side, things were okay. The battle sequences were nicely laid out, but I found some of the character drawing a little clunky when the faces were at odd angles etc. Overall, I would give this book 4 stars.

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

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