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Planet Of The Eggs 2: Grimoire - Book Of Spells (Volume 1) Paperback – January 8, 2016
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About the Author
Co-writer designer/illustrator, Charlene Brash-Sorensen (Charlie to her friends) spent the majority of her career as a health care executive in the insurance industry. Peggy Bechko (friend and writer), approached her with the idea to co-write and design/illustrate a comic, Charlie was intrigued. Eggland seemed like a great fantastical world and Charlie agreed to co-create the first book. Business software comes pretty easy to Charlie but using comic and video software is a whole new breed! Uploading to Kindle was yet another challenge. And then there is the advertising and promoting aspect of the comics—she is more comfortable with this aspect of the creative process. Peggy Bechko (writing also as P.A. Bechko) has been published by Doubleday, Harlequin, Pinnacle, Five Star, Books on Tape and The Fiction Works. The Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting took her screenplay, Replica, to the Quarter Finals and the same script was in the semi-finals of the America’s Best screenwriting competition.
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First of all, spoiler alert. The heroes are spat out of a mysterious vortex, find and defeat a witch though rather mysterious and nonsensical plot points and then get sucked into another vortex. That about sums it up.
To the positive, the author is wonderfully unfettered by the bounds of conventionality. Further, the illustrations are rich and colorful. I say illustrations, they appear to be photos cut out and arranged over each other to create the graphical components.
To the negative, my 10-year-old daughter looked at it and refused to have anything to do with it. Given that the target age range is 8-18 this seems a pretty grim condemnation. If I had paid money for this I would be pretty annoyed. The plot is weak and essentially follows the same lines as a few hundred identical books. The particular details of the plot are bizarrely confusing as the eggs travel without legs and obtain whatever items happen to be needed out of nowhere. I understand that it's intended to be a children's book but even children need connected series of events to make sense of the action.
To sum up, my kids were EXTREMELY unimpressed. It's obvious the authors have put a great deal of work into this book but it seems that the execution is almost rushed and never quite came together.
by Peggy Bechko (Goodreads Author), Charlene Brash-Sorensen
Hello, my dear followers and friends,
this is the second part of the Planet Of The Eggs Comic series written by Peggy Bechko and Charlene Brash-Sorensen, which is called: Grimoire: Book of Spells.
I hope you enjoyed part 1 and are curious to know more :)!
The cover: In the foreground you can see our brave heroes: Sala and Cyrus, the Muscovy, Twilight, the Heron, Smudge, the Robin Lorikeet mix, Skink, the green unknown egg and Nightfist, the falcon.
New to the group is Parker, the brown owl with the Middle age axe, who is the younger brother of Eight Hoot. Next to the heroes is one of the enemies, a fierce, green dragon.
Behind them are the towers of the Shadowgate Castle, which belongs to the kingdom of the evil sorceress Sina.
In the middle is the shrouded in legend Grimoire - Book of Spells, which reminds me of Solomon tales and his magical scriptures.
Not to forget, Eight Hooter takes part again in the adventures of the prophesied eggs.
On the back of the comic you'll notice the medieval hall and a short summary of the story.
At the beginning of the comic, the six egg warriors plus Eight Hooter and his brother Parker tumble out of the vortex which snatched them away in the last adventure.
They land in the forest, near Shadowgate Castle. Here they meet the guardian Stumpbeard who warns them to go in the castle. Unfortunately Eight Hooter knows it is the only way back home so they set out for another undertake.
During their adventures, the foretold heroes grasp some of their special abilities, for example Twilight is good in bandaging his fellow comrades or throwing fireballs, Nightfist favourite weapon is a bow and arrow, Cyrus uses the trident of Neptune etc.
Their appearances also change a bit during their battles because they grow up, e.g. Skink grows a tail and Smudge is glowing after leaving the vortex.
The group also has to bring the Grimoire book of Spells, which the sorceress Sina stole back to Eggland. Add to that, Eight Hooter retrieved the Diamond egg (which has a semblance of the Fabergé egg) from the hateful Sina.
However, suddenly, Smudge and Twilight are arrested by Sina's minions Kegar, the satyr and Onud, the spectre (both remind me a bit of the Blinking Angels in Doctor Who :scary:).
So the bunch has two missions: one to rescue Smudge and Twilight, secondly Eight Hooter, Nightfist and Skink will go to the treasure room and get the Grimoire.
In the meanwhile, Onud questions the prisoners, Smudge and Twilight, and Cryrus and Parker rush to help them.
Sadly, Eight Hooter loses his glasses therefore Nightfist has to lead the small pack to the treasure room.
Can the predicted six of eggs reclaim the Grimoire?
Will Smudge and Twilight be saved against Sina and her minions?
What are their other special abilities and can they use them to triumph and in consequence the good win against the evil?
These and more questions will be answered if you read
Planet Of The Eggs:
Grimoire Book of Spells
by Peggy Bechko (Goodreads Author), Charlene Brash-Sorensen
I'm giving the comic 4-full stars and recommend it to read for children and their parents alike!!!