Adventure Always Comes with a Price in Riftworld Legends #3
Writer: Jonathan Williams
Art: Daniel Wong
Cover: Toma Feizo Gas
The tales of Jackie and Shim continue as the set off in search of some kind of civilization. The forest is large, and the land is unusual. Nothing can prepare them for what lurks between the trees and in the shadows.
The fun continues for us readers, but it’s tragic for our “heroes”. Death can come all too easily on this mysterious island. The cover should give you some indication of where this issue is going. It’s about to get even more intense for Shim and Jackie. Yes, they may be the focus of the book right now, so it should be the best part of the story. It is.
Jonathan Williams does a pretty good job about balancing Jackie’s story and Fiona’s life. However, I wonder how long the books will go until we see more of Fiona’s side. Though, I am really enjoying this adventure. Lots more of that to come I’m sure. The conversations between Fiona and her grandma indicate that what’s coming up won’t be easy. Especially since there’s a big family secret no one wants out. Fiona may think she’s prepared for it, but is she really.
Daniel Wong is perfect on Riftworld. no one else should be allowed to bring this story to life. Also, Toma Gas is still good on the covers. Both the writing and good art should keep you in the strange book of Riftworld Legends. If not, then you’re missing out.
I will say that I found something I was hoping wouldn’t be in the book. We find our friend Thora in an uncomfortable situation. I knew it would happen sooner or later, but I wanted to be wrong. No worries, nothing really happens. Personally, its the whole idea of the thing. Even though Thora doesn’t really speak, she still keeps her characterization. She is yet to be developed, but you can tell she’ll surprise you. I await that moment.
Just when I thought the book would end on a high point, it doesn’t. Not for the characters I mean. Williams just had to pull on the heartstrings a little. Oh man, you got me, Mr. Williams. Didn’t see that coming. I did enjoy the book from start to finish. Riftworld is really becoming one of my favorite books of the year.