And who knew a prophecy could be so literal? What a cliffhanger ending! Something went wrong. Similarly, the protagonist is not always likeable. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Other welcomed efforts of inclusion find their way into the story. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. The book opens with three girls discovering about their future. The smooth incorporation of a gender nuetral character was welcoming to see. On many occasions our heroine would ask a question, be given a cryptic reply, complain about the useless answer, and be told to ask better questions. A gripping cliff-hanger will have readers excited to pick up the next volume. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It follows a girl who has never wanted a traditional life of marriage and babies, and is told by a witch that she will be the bride of a mythological black bull. It's based on an old Scottish Fairytale which I was not familiar with so there were some good plot twists and character development along the way. Interesting concept for a graphic novel retelling of the Scottish folktale The Black Bull of Norroway, which is also known by its variants Brown Bull of Norroway & Red Bull of Norroway instead of Black Bull, with a little sprinkling of sidhe mythology. It's a little Beauty and the Beast in tone as a spunky young woman tries to help break the curse which has transformed the title character from man to beast. I can't recommend this enough. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Already a member? To see what your friends thought of this book, The Black Bull of Norroway (Norroway, #1). An Entertaining Variation on the Original Scottish Tale, Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018. Published: November 7, 2018 The Black Bull of Norroway Reimagining a classic fairy tale from Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book. I adored the art style! Diamond ID: AUG180104 NORROWAY, BOOK 1: THE BLACK BULL OF NORROWAY (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0855-8) hits comic shops on Wednesday, November 7th and bookstores on Tuesday, November 11th. Kit and Cat Seaton have all the elements needed to make “Norroway” a cohesive and poignant story, including an intriguing premise, emotional conflict, and the potential for stronger characterizations, but struggle to pull them together into a cohesive whole in the first volume. Even so, there is enough potential for readers to continue past this volume to a hopefully stronger follow up. Like the overall story, the characters suffer at times from a lack of clarity and explanation regarding their emotional and behavioral responses to in-story occurrences. This is story about a young girl who receives a prophecy that she will marry the Bull of Norroway. Reimagining a classic fairy tale from Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book. Buy. Reworked fairy tales are usually vague enough as is without playing hide and seek with basic information. Dive through the archives or read the latest page, and Comic Rocket will keep track of where you left off. Overall I really enjoyed it though, and heartily recommend it for people looking for good YA graphic novels, especially with strong lady leads. Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018. 1 – The Black Bull of Norroway English | CBRZ | Year : 2018 | 563 MBNorroway Vol. The portrayal of her magpie flying off into a pink-tinged sunset over a tranquil purple mountain range toward the bull visually signals the end of her mostly carefree life. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Because of this fictional setting, it is never made clear whether or not Sibylla is a marginalized person within the story in terms of ethnicity or race. No one really expected that prophecy to come true. I loved this! Latest; First; Archive; Scroll View; Search; Subscribe And who knew a Updated: 2016-01-25. Is he a man, or a monster? Is he a man, or a monster? Please try again. When a knight is cursed and turned into a bull, a prophecy calls for three things to give him a chance at being human again: a sword, a shield, and a beloved. I need the second installment now please. But one day, when Sibylla's reached adulthood and her sisters are married and in homes of their own, the black bull of Norroway comes to their little valley, looking for his bride... Once upon a time, a mother with three daughters decided it was time for them to marry. “Cat and Kit Seaton have created a story and characters so breathtaking that I think of this book almost every day...I am smitten.” ―, Gr 7 Up{amp}mdash;This first installment of a reimagined classic Scottish fairy tale opens as young Sibylla and her two sisters race through the forest to have their fortunes told by the witch woman. Norroway Vol. AMAZING!!! The Black Bull of Norroway Reimagining a classic fairy tale from Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book. All content on this site copyright © 2009 - 2020 Multiversity Comics // Site Designed by JLotharius. Cool colors dominate, with significant scenes taking place in the dark of a crumbling castle or the foggy deck of a traveling boat. Sibylla is they key, but why? Published: November 7, 2018. Norroway Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway. It's available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo. Or Create a free Fairytalez account in … I loved the main character. Image Comics has been putting out some truly great graphic novels recently, and this is absolutely one of them! No one really expected that prophecy to come true. Blunt Sibylla's lack of patience for mysterious riddles results in humor as she faces strange trials. We’d love your help. This is the first in a series telling the story based on the folk tale, and has the young girl heading off on an adventure with the bull involving curses, ships and lots of bickering. And I'm not exaggerating. After the curse has run its course for 100 years, the bull – Brom – and … The second daughters sees a fine prince. Joseph Jacobs April 25, 2015 Scottish. Originally published as a digital comic on Tapastic, then Tumblr and then Patreon, Image Comics is to publish The Black Bull of Norroway by sibling comic creators Kit … Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Weirn Books Vol. Readers will note, however, that Sibylla and many of the other human-presenting characters, including Brom’s family, are persons of color, which is still a rare but welcomed form for fantasy characters. Background ©. A winning adaptation of an old Scottish fairy tale. There was a problem loading your book clubs. To rephrase that old reviewing canard, this was often a case of don't show but don't tell either. Unable to add item to List. NORROWAY, BOOK 1: THE BLACK BULL OF NORROWAY (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0855-8) hits comic shops on Wednesday, November 7th and bookstores on Tuesday, November 11th. This comic was so cute. But I learned a lot from the project and I still think it's worth putting up, if only so you can see how much I've improved since then.