Cinebook the 9th Art: YOKO TSUNO 14 - THE ARCHANGELS OF VINEA
Author: Roger Leloup
Age: 8 years and up Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm Number of pages: 48 colour pages Publication: May 2019 £6.99 inc. VAT ISBN: 9781849184380
When a suspended animation pod with a child inside washes ashore on an isolated island of Vinea, Khany is dispatched to investigate – and takes Yoko along with her. The trail leads to a strange tower that emerges from the water at regular intervals, and on which Khany lands. But by the time Yoko follows suit, Khany has disappeared, the tower begins to sink again, and a mysterious, angel-faced Vinean is about to be shot by other men who appeared from beneath the waves. Yoko steps in … Weirdly, this series is one I liked from the outset. There was the blend of adventure, sci fi and much more that our female protagonist got involved in even though I have never seen volume 2!
This current story line produces some great twists and the final pages of this volume revealed some unexpected ones. This is wonderfully rendered and told sci fi without being heavy handed and I just love the architecture, machinery and hardware seen here. This is definitely one of those books that CAN be read from 8 years of age and upwards and, again, I highly recommend it. Here's a little secret: I've read it twice and keep going back to look at the artwork. I never try to analyse why I like something these days as that spoils the fun!