Friday, 29 May 2015
Review: Tales of Fayt - The Mystery of the Crooked Imp by Conrad Mason and David Wyatt
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Released: April 2nd, 2015
Welcome to Port Fayt! City of fantastical creatures, magic and skulduggery! As the clocks strike midnight, a gang of fairies holds up a stagecoach. Their prize - a baby boy. Only the ragtag band of crimefighters known as the Demon's Watch can rescue the child. But first they must unmask the mysterious criminal behind the kidnapping...Who is the Crooked Imp?
Anyone who knows me will know that I'm a big fan of two things: fantasy and graphic novels. The Mystery of the Crooked Imp combines those very things, and it makes for one heck of a fun reading experience! Port Fayt is home to humans, trolls, fairies, magicians and elves, some of which are not too nice. The Demon's Watch protects the town and rights any wrongs, which is round about the point where this story begins, on the day a baby is cruelly snatched from its family...
This graphic novel has everything, including excitement, magic, endearing characters and fantastic artwork from David Wyatt. It's a quick read, but it's a book that demands a re-read - so far I've read it three times and I don't think I'm quite finished yet. I of course loved the fairie characters most (Spoon is so cute), but Tabitha and the rest of the Night's Watch are also very memorable. They make a great team!
The Mystery of the Crooked Imp is an excellent adventure story that readers of all ages (and fans of the Phoenix comic) will enjoy, and I for one can't wait to read more tales of Port Fayt. For further reading check out Conrad Mason's Tales of Fayt series of novels that starts with The Demon's Watch - I'm now going to go and unearth my copy!