Through the Moon (Dragon Prince Graphic Novel #1)
Peter Wartman and Xanthe Bouma
Published October 6, 2020
About Through the Moon
Don’t miss this exclusive, original story set between seasons 3 and 4 of the hit animated series THE DRAGON PRINCE!
The Dragon Prince has been reunited with his mother, the Human Kingdoms and Xadia are at peace, and humans and elves alike are ready to move on. Only Rayla is still restless. Unable to believe Lord Viren is truly dead, and haunted by questions about the fate of her parents and Runaan, she remains trapped between hope and fear.
When an ancient ritual calls her, Callum, and Ezran to the Moon Nexus, she learns the lake is a portal to a world between life and death. Rayla seizes the opportunity for closure-and the chance to confirm that Lord Viren is gone for good.But the portal is unstable, and the ancient Moonshadow elves who destroyed it never intended for it to be reopened. Will Rayla’s quest to uncover the secrets of the dead put her living friends in mortal danger?Don’t miss this exclusive, original graphic novel from Peter Wartman and Xanthe Bouma, with story by THE DRAGON PRINCE creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond!
I kept seeing this book around. The first place I saw it was on my library’s ebook database, but I wasn’t able to check it out there. I ended up ordering a copy without realizing this is part of a much larger project and takes place between seasons of a Netflix series.
I didn’t have any trouble following the plot of the book even despite knowing nothing about it when I picked it up. The story left me with a lot of questions that I think watching the series or reading the other books would answer. It takes place after a lot of bonds and relationships have formed, so if you want to see how those come about or feel like knowing the results would spoil the beginning of the series, definitely don’t start with this novel first.
I enjoyed the storytelling and the beautiful panels. I tend to like sweeping fantasy graphic novels with really immersive illustrations, and this book definitely delivers that.
Would I continue the series? I think I would watch the Netflix series first and catch up before moving forward with the books.
Recommended for Ages 8 to 12.
Some characters are elves with pointed ears and horns on their heads. The book alludes to tension between these two races and how they’re only now beginning to be able to overcome it.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
Kissing between boy and girl.
Characters use a phoenix feather to complete a ritual allowing a phoenix to be reborn. Another ritual will open a doorway between the living and those who’ve passed on.
Situations of peril. An appearance of a scary spider-like monster.
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