Thursday, December 5, 2019

Murder at the Rockport Limited (The Adventure Zone #2) by Clint McElroy et Al. –ADVISABLE

Murder at the Rockport Limiited (The Adventure Zone #2) by Clint McElroy et Al.
215 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second, 2019. $27 Language: PG13 (6 swears); Mature Content: PG13 (Discussion of a Pleasure Room); Violence: PG13 (Murder).



This series is based on a Dungeons and Dragons Podcast and is adapted here for a graphic novel format. In the second book the heroes and companions Taako, Magnus, and Merle are sent to retrieve a powerful artifact and find themselves on a railroad murder mystery. They meet a host of suspects from a grumpy wizard, a know it all kid, and a female wrestler with an ax. They must use their special abilities, their brains, and just luck to figure out the who done it and retrieve the artifact. They also have to fight monsters, deal with the narrator and mostly just deal with each other.

I am positive D & D fans would adore this book. Its filled with comedy, D&D references and game play style (like the narrator) and characters. I didn’t get to read the first book so I found this second book a bit confusing. I think the murder on a train thing with magical comedy is a great combo. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and would be a hit if your library has a group that loves D & D.

Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.

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