Like, Sana Takeda.. I tip my hat to you. I found myself lost in the art than the story itself. Not that I didn’t love Marjorie M. Liu’s story telling and Rus Wooton designs, because I totally did, but the art just was wonderful.
This is definitely a high high HIGH fantasy book. I am talking multiple-tailed cats, people who are half some-type of animal, and a different type of world entirely.
Maika Halfwolf, our heroine, is suffering from PTSD (she was in a big war and has the scars to prove it [she’s missing an arm and I think that’s kind of awesome the main girl has that]), and not to mention she has some type of dark energy talking to her and trying to take over her whole being because of some mask.
You see, she is set on trying to figure out who she is and her past, including what happened to her mother. She meets a crazy lady, kills her, steals her mask, and then her life is pretty much doomed because of said mask.
She runs into a really cute fox-kid (MY FAVORITE) named Kippa and then a two-tailed cat named Master Ren (not to be mistaken for me Wren.. I know it’s easy to get us mixed up), and they end up being a big part of her journey.
This is a very very morbid book. I mean, some beings eat other beings to get power from them. Like it is very morbid and sometimes has very-close-to-naked beings in it as well. So don’t read if you are easily squeamish or, I mean, super young.
I loved this. I can’t wait for the next one.