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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Review: Castle Waiting

This is a comic described as feminist fantasy, and it does live up to the name. There aren't too many men as characters in the book, and all the primary characters are women. There are lots of little fantasy touches, including a courtier who's a stork, a knight who's a horse, and some cute little demons. The art is quite well done, and the stories are frequently episodic and in many ways deeply domestic in nature. There's a quiet tone all throughout the book which is consistent.

It's quite clear, however, that this is merely the first volume of a multi-part work, and I'm following quite enough series as it is, so I cannot say I'm eagerly awaiting the next volume. As a quick read and good entertainment it's worth picking up, but I would not pay full price for it.

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