Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino - OPTIONAL

The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino, 156 pages, GRAPHIC NOVEL, Roaring Book Press, 2020, $20. 9781620107386

Language: PG (4 swears); Mature Content G; Violence: PG



She Dwarf may be the only dwarf left in existence.  She sets off for the lost dwarven city of Dammerung to find others of her kind.  Dammerung is off the grid and there are forces that don’t want it found. She Dwarf pairs up with an unlikely helper, and they face hazard after hazard as they journey to find out what happened to the dwarves.  

Though age is never mentioned, She Dwarf is a beer drinker and has a full beard.  The battles are violent in a graphic novel sort of way:  there is hammer time to some Shork crotches, monsters losing eyes and teeth, and an elf impaled on a dragon horn.  The art is fun and colorful.  She Dwarf is a tough cookie, and not above ripping off someone’s beard or taking on dragons.  Sometimes the story seemed to skip plot points.  For example, I’m still not sure why Hack Battler’s beard turned white, but if you love Legends of Zelda, you’ll probably like this fantasy webcomic turned book. 

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