Review: Children of the Fall
OVERPOPULATION AND FOSSIL FUEL EXHAUSTION HAVE LED TO HUMANITY’S DEMISE… leaving the world a violent and chaotic shell of its former self. Amidst the turmoil, Lin Shaw, the eldest daughter of a warlord, has retreated with her younger sister, Kay, to a remote island in Southeast Asia. There, they encounter the enigmatic Gunfighter and, together, the trio must face a treacherous landscape and a dangerous adversary in the hopes of securing safe passage to Valhalla — mankind’s last sanctuary. Wayne Young has created a vivid world of a possible future that is as unsettling as it is familiar… a story that asks the question, “When your world is a memory, does what you do still matter?”
Children of the Fall is a quick paced story about mobsters, the apocalypse, and honor. Possessing an odd, almost “western” atmosphere, the story is very straight forward. Writer Wayne T. Young keeps the story focused on the present situation instead of focusing on the ways of the previous world.
The art by Young is polished and well presented. It shows some of the after effects of the apocalypse and how it changed has cities in itself expanding the story and world and allowing the reader to expand the story on their own. There’s also focus on demonstrating the reactions and radical shift in how people act and dress. Again a solid detail that helps flesh out the world.
Story: Wayne T. Young Art: Wayne T. Young
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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