Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles by Haiko Hornig and Marius Pawlitza - OPTIONAL

The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles (A House Divided #1), by Haiko Hornig and Marius Pawlitza, 96 pages, GRAPHIC NOVEL, Graphic Universe (Lerner), 2020, $10 (pb).  9781541586925

Content G



Henrietta Achilles, possibly in her mid teens, has been living as an orphan when she is brought to the village of Malrenard.  There she finds out that as the only living relative of a deceased wizard, she had inherited his bizarre house, which is reputed to have a treasure hidden inside.  As she enters her new home, she discovers it is truly bizarre and over run with soldiers and bandits fighting one another over finding the treasure and even pastries, and yes, monsters. 

I liked the artwork and the premise, but I had to read the back of the book to get the storyline down.  There was so much going on so fast, that it didn’t give me much time to process.  At only 96 pages, all I got out of it was that Henrietta is going to stay and figure out the house.  Good luck to her with so many other bodies in it. Maybe it’s all a ploy to help readers feel as confused as Henrietta.  

Michelle in the Middle 

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