Dark Swan: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

Dark Swan: Storm Born Volume 1 by Richelle Mead & Grant Alter
Art by: Dave Hamann

Publication Date: January 2012
Publisher: Sea Lion Books
Pages: 120
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she”s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld”s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past…


Richelle Mead’s Storm Born novel comes to life in a vibrant, eye-catching graphic novel. Each page is filled with tantalizing and colorful illustrations that depict an extremely energetic plot. There’s never a dull moment once readers are pulled into Eugenie’s story. The characters are entrancing as they come to life in movement, facial expression, and action.

Eugenie Markham works as a shaman, sending spirits and elements to the underworld or otherworld as she sees fit. When Eugenie, or Odile as she’s also known, accepts a dangerous job she just can’t refuse, her life changes in a way she couldn’t see approaching. Her time in the otherworld opens her eyes to the truths once hidden away. Eugenie is an independent, passionate, tough, and reasonable woman so it comes as no surprise that she mostly works alone. Though she calls on her allies when needed, Eugenie has the drive many have come to love in any heroine. Despite the life-altering moments she finds herself in she can be counted on to do her job and protect her loved ones.

It’s truly amazing how much readers will take away from Storm Born. For the length of the novel, the story is full enough of an intriguing plot, characterization, and action to greatly satisfy readers. The graphic novel concludes too soon and at a very enticing turning point. Volume two of the Storm Born graphic novel is absolutely one to watch for!

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