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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: First Second (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596435518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596435513
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nobody messes with Broxo, a young warrior with a wicked sword, a fierce horned-beast companion, and a fearless resolve. Which, to be fair, might be because nobody else lives on Peryton Peak. Except for that untrustworthy witch and those zombified corpses, who all kind of mess with Broxo. And Princess Zora of a far-off family, who comes to the mountain to find the lost Peryton clan and stirs everything up in Broxo’s solitary existence. Together they slash, stab, sneak, and snark their way through the mystery of what happened to Broxo’s people. Giallongo’s art sits somewhere between Jeff Smith’s Bone and Richard Pini’s Elfquest, which is about as ideal a spot for a fantasy comic as you could hope. While not exactly splashing around the page, there’s some serious bloodshed as a result of the intense, sword-swinging action sequences, though the violence never strays into the gratuitous territory. A strong graphic-novel debut that touches on ideas of loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and heritage with the crisp zing of a blade slicing the air. Grades 7-10. --Ian Chipman

About the Author

Zack Giallongo was born and raised in Massachusetts, although one half of his family lives in Indiana. Between New England and the Midwest, he's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. He currently lives with two cats and enjoys playing the banjo. He also likes cheese, bowling, and writing in the third person. Broxo is his first graphic novel.

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I actually got this book at Comic-Con 2012.
Balin
The author does a great job at pulling emotions from you for these characters.
Book Sake
Now I want to read some more Zack Giallongo, really well done!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Bowman on April 3, 2013
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The story wasn't fantastic, but it was still a good read for a rainy day. Art is OK. I kept it and
didn't sell it when I was finished, so I must have liked it pretty well. If you like a lot of deep thought and plot twist,
the story may not go deep enough for you. It had a plot and reveals it in good time, but somehow it isn't fantastic, just
"enjoyable".
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By Balin on March 10, 2013
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I actually got this book at Comic-Con 2012. It's even autographed towards me. But that is besides the point.

This book is great,I mean the setting,plot,and characters. It fits all age groups. I really want this book to do good for a sequel. If you looking for a good read,pick this up.
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This book features consistently well-rendered artwork: Galliongo exercises an excellent knowledge of human anatomy, natural scenery, mood lighting/color, and beautiful stylization that is both believable and creative.
The story and setting are very well-written, creative, and is actually unpredictable at some times, thought it is generally paced and plotted in a straightforward way. It is a bit of a viking/tribal/zombie flick, with some magic and monsters. The creation story and mythology/deity are essential to the story but also integrated very well for a graphic novel without heavy exposition.
A very well-rounded cast of characters, including lots of strong females, but all likeable regardless of gender.
Great pacing, doesn't go by too quickly, dramatic but not in a cheesy or fluffy way.

I'd recommend it for both a young and old audience, appropriate I think fir 13+, appeals to girls and boys (a lot of peril and bleeding, plus some scary fighting and zombies). As long as you aren't shy of some dark and mystical content.
Now I want to read some more Zack Giallongo, really well done!
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By Mary Jane Richard on November 24, 2012
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The artwork was fantastic and the young characters believable and attractive.. It would appeal to any middle school/ high school fans of graphic novels.
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By Nicola Mansfield on November 1, 2012
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Reason for Reading: I seem to be taking a break from fantasy these days but this "classic high fantasy" appealed to me and I was hoping it would be suitable for my son.

I really enjoyed this novel. Not only on my own level but once I got into the story I also started reading with an eye out for my son's appreciation, as a struggling reader needing high-interest stories this fits the bill to a "T". Broxo is a wonderful "quest" fantasy. Set in an alien humanoid world, Zora sets off to prove herself to her family by helping to reunite the five realms in search of the lost tribe of Peryton. Here she meets Broxo, a warrior of her own age and his pet, a gigantic snow beast. They are not quick to make friends, both being quite self-centered and egotistical; but as events unfold and they come to realise they need each other's attributes to succeed they become friends. They meet up with a mysterious non-human woman whose status of evil or good is questionable, a horde of zombie-like people, the ghost of an ancestor and a beast out to get Broxo to revenge his mother's death. All the while, the mystery as to what happened to Broxo's clan which disappeared when he was a baby must be solved. An entertaining story with plenty of action. With both a male and female main character it should appeal to everyone but Broxo himself is the scene stealer along with his ginormous (yet somehow cute) pet. The battle scenes are intense with blood but no gore and the suspense of the story is maintained throughout. All the characters are sympathetic to the reader and this is a very satisfying read. Completely age appropriate to the recommended age group and well beyond.
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