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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Cinebook The 9th Art: Valerian & Laureline 6- Ambassador of the Shadows

Valerian & Laureline 6- Ambassador of the Shadows
Authors: Mézières & Christin
48 colour pages
Age: 12 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
ISBN: 9781849181785
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Publication: November 2013

Point Central is a multicultural space station that serves as a sort of United Nations to the galaxy. Tasked with protecting the new ambassador from Earth, Valerian is kidnapped alongside his charge in a lightning commando attack. It’s up to Laureline to do all the heavy lifting and slog through the seedy bowels of the station as she tries to locate and rescue them—and figure out who kidnapped them and why.

The mystery and intrigue continue as does the lovely art and the vibrant colours used to tone certain pages/panels –it is almost psychedelic at times!  The 6th (!) Valerian & Laureline book to be published in the English language and I’m sure this series is going to win many more fans because of that!

And I love that cover!!  At my age touches of class tend to please me a lot!

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