Review: Djinn Volume 10
Films that I watched that capture my attention from start to finish usually become a part of my film collection. The movies I have collected range in genre, years, and run time. I have collected each movie based on my ability to re-watch them and not so much on how critically acclaimed it was when it came out. Some movies resonated with me because it reflected a piece of who I am, like a Bronx Tale.
Then there are movies which for some interesting reasons we are just drawn to. This is what happened when I watched Kama Sutra, A Love Story. The movie was more than love story, it was a political thriller, all set in India, made by an Indian filmmaker and a completely Indian cast. My main thought then was why there aren’t more stories like this? In the 10th volume of Djinn, we find our protagonist on their way to India to teach a prospective bride on the ways of lovemaking before her nuptials.
We find Jade in the court of a mighty Sultan, as she consults with his wife about their daughter, as the influence of the English rulers weigh heavily on his kingdom. We also meet Tamila, his daughter, who is being courted by the Maharajah, and the daughter of the rebels seeking refuge. As Tamila begins her education, she learns more than she ever expected as Jade enlightens her on how to hold a man’s attention. Also, the Nelsons learn that the Rani, the Maharajah’s mother is hiding a family cure from everyone including her son. By book’s end, an uneasy alliance is settled on by the Maharajah and the English.
Overall, it’s an excellent installment that revives the series in a new setting, India. The story by Jean Dufaux is complex, smart and thrilling. The art by Ana Miralles is gorgeous. Altogether, another volume which proves that Dufaux and Miralles are master storytellers.
Story: Jean Dufaux Art: Ana Miralles
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy