Riftworld Legends #5
Writer: Jonathan Williams
Art: Daniel Wong
Colors: Nino Vecia
Cover: Toma Feizo Gas
A darkness is coming for Riftworld, and no on is safe. Fiona is stumbling in her training, and Grandmother Heth has made some conniving enemies. Jackie and Shim may have found themselves at the start of a war, and Thora is as far from her old life as she can be. Evil comes to hit too close to home for some of our heroes.
Fiona and Gradmother Heth’s stories seem to be coming together,. However, the same can’t be said for our other adventurers. Even though I would like to see them come together again, I am liking the potential of their stories. There is a lot of ground to be covered it seems. I’ll chalk it up to worldbuilding. The Riftworld crew is very god at subtley moving a story along and showing us a grand picture. However, I hope things don’t go too far.
Like a previous issue, issue #5 does fall onto some old tropes. For instance, Thora’s treatment on the ship in a previous issue. This time its Shim’s experience with enslavement. I know that Riftworld is also part of the real world. though, I suppose this book would step away from that.Sometimes when you’re reading fantasy, you kind of throw out some of those ideas. Not really a bad thing, just not expected.
My issue with this book is the same with every issue. With so much story to tell, it deserves to be longer. I am still waiting for the series to hit that explosive point that doesn’t necessarily bring these worlds together but more so puts some energy back in. Hopefully it isn’t too far down the line. I urge readers to hold on to this series. It’s still getting good.
Adventure awaits in every issue of Riftworld: Legends.