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Yvain: The Knight of the Lion Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-05-01 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0763659398
LANGUAGE:English

" I liked the artwork a lot and thought the story was kinda interesting, but it just felt a little meh for me overall. " said.

" I respect the truthful retelling of this ancient story. However, I can't help but fell appalled at the horrific truth of women's positions throughout. " said.

"I really enjoyed this! I love Arthurian adventures and have never read the original Yvain text, so this was the perfect way to be introduced to it. I don't think it's at all necessary to know anything about King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, the knights, etc. before diving into this one. Yvain's is a story that is separate from more well-known ones and it was just as good. It might've just been a pdf thing, but the illustrations were not as detailed as they could've been. This is my only gripe - but, again, I'm not sure if this is because it was an e-book and not the print version. Definitely recommend to those looking for a fun, fast read and to those that like Arthurian legend.

Thanks to Netgalley and Candlewick Press for the e-galley.
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"I read this graphic novel in one sitting before bed. It isn't very long and the graphics are enticing! I found myself getting lost in the pictures and needing to go back to read pages, although the pictures tell the story well in their own right. My favorite scenes are depicted in tapestry, which is amazingly flowed into from page to page. Reading the author and illustrator notes in the back of the book, I am intrigued by how they manage to make this story into a new work of art, similar to the original "twelfth-century epic by Chretien de Troyes". Poetic art to story art. Perhaps even an improvement?

I am also impressed with the irony the illustrator presents as the true feelings of characters, which would have been very subtle in the original. It also shows that the people of long ago understood the problems in their societies that we look at of theirs today as indeed tragic.
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" Yvain is a Knight who saves the day with the help of a lion. " said.

" Interesting. I would buy it for the library, but it wouldn't actually get read...probably would fit better in a high school. " said.

" Beautiful retelling of the Chr├ętien de Troyes tale. " said.

" Subtle irony and a faithful reselling, that was unfortunately still a bit bland. The illustrations were poorly constructed (the frames and style mostly), and they were hard to decipher. Not brilliant. " said.

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