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Thursday 21 November 2013

Casterman BD: Jhen tome 14: Draculea

Jhen tome 14: Draculea

Collection : Jacques Martin
Serie : Jhen
Tome : 14
Full colour
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 22.6x30.4x1 cm
ISBN : 2203045167
EAN : 9782203045163
Prix : 10,95 €
Date de parution : 27/11/2013

Dessinée par son créateur Jean Pleyers, une nouvelle aventure du héros médiéval de Jacques Martin, au coeur des Carpates mystérieuses.

« Je suis Vlad III Basarab, le second fils de Vlad Dracul, Prince de Valachie… » Ainsi Jhen et deux compagnons de voyage sont-ils accueillis au plus profond des Carpates, lors d’une terrible tempête de neige, tandis qu’ils rejoignent le château de Targoviste. Jhen et son ami Venceslas, tailleur de pierre, ont été recrutés à Bratislava par leur compagnon de voyage, Liviu, afin de diriger les spectaculaires aménagements que le prince Vald Dracul veut apporter à son château.

Sur place, Jhen ne tarde pas à avoir vent d’inquiétantes rumeurs : à demi-mot, on y évoque de mystérieuses et récurrentes disparitions d’enfants, de jeunes hommes et de jeunes femmes, soudain évaporés sans qu’on n’entende plus jamais parler deux…

Adopté par le prince, qui le presse d’enseigner à son fils Vladi les rudiments de l’architecture, Jhen entreprend de mener l’enquête sur ces étranges disparitions…

Designed by its creator Jean Pleyers a new adventure of the medieval hero of Jacques Martin in the heart of the mysterious Carpathians.

"I'm Vlad III Basarab , the second son of Vlad Dracul , Prince of Wallachia ..." So Jhen and two traveling companions are greeted by their host as they seek refuge in castle Targoviste during a snowstorm. Jhen and his friend Wenceslaus, the stonemason, were recruited in Bratislava by their travelling companion, Liviu , to direct the dramatic developments that Prince Vlad Dracul wants to bring to his castle .

On site Jhen not soon gets wind of disturbing rumors –and  there is discussion of mysterious disappearances of children, young men and young women, suddenly vanishing and are never heard from again.  

Pressed by the prince to teach his son Vladi the basics of architecture, Jhen undertakes to conduct the investigation into the strange disappearances ...

So this is volume 14 but no complaints from me. I know, basically, about the characters but each story is different so there is no long term plot to lose track of.

I also love this style of artwork -and I am not being insulting when I say it is "old school" -there is so much in each panel and -AND- you get Vlad the Impaler thrown in! Can it get any cooler than that???

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