Watersnakes by Tony SandovalWatersnakes by Tony Sandoval


byTony SandovalBy (artist)Tony Sandoval

Hardcover | November 13, 2018

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Mila is a solitary teenager ready to putanother boring summer vacation behind her until she meets Agnes, an adventurousgirl who turns out to be a ghost. And not just a regular ghost, but one carryingthe essence of an ancient fallen king and a mouth full of teeth that used to behis guardian warriors.

Three-time EisnerAward-nominated writer/artist Tony Sandoval presents a wondrous world of secretplaces and dreamlike magic hidden in the everyday corners of our sleepingimagination.

Title:WatersnakesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.6 × 0.7 inPublished:November 13, 2018Publisher:Lion ForgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942367759

ISBN - 13:9781942367758


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, brutal and haunting Watersnakes is a love story, a war story and a fairy tale all in one. It is sweet and innocent but also dark and menacing. There’s a rather creepy tone so that even when the two girls are humorously stealing picnic baskets there’s something indefinable underlying everything that gives this story bite. And when the bite comes, it is a killer. The fight scenes are bloody, brutal and heartbreaking. It is Game of Thrones style violence and death and there’s no pulling of punches in this fight! The artwork is incredibly beautiful. The girls/women are slightly alien looking with their large foreheads, wide set eyes, tiny noses and small pointy chins. They are delicate yet fierce. I was completely absorbed in the story and wanted very much for Agnes and Mila to have a happy ending together and for the octopus to get back to the ocean. Although the story has many bizarre elements and much of the action in the latter half occurs during a dream sequence with effects felt in the real, waking world, I found the story easy to follow and understand. This one is going to haunt me for a long, long time. I sincerely hope that someday I’m part of an adventure that starts with “Take the sacred octopus and follow me.” Thank you to Diamond Book Distributors and Lion Forge for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
Date published: 2018-10-25