Dead moon by Luis Royo

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Più che una graphic novel questa è una storia illustrata (stile fiaba): le immagini sono belle.

La storia ricorda i racconti – leggenda orientali con però una buona dose di harmony (tanto da farmi pensare a Leonora Forneris), nel complesso la trama è banalotta: due famiglie opposte che combattono da secoli e i due principi (lei, Luna, lui, Marte) che sono attratti da una sconvolgente passione (poi nelle quarte possono parlare quanto vogliono di Romeo e Giulietta, ma sminuiscono Shakespeare).

Vale sicuramente più la pena per le immagini.

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This is not a graphic novel, but an illustrated story (like children fairy tales): the images are beautiful.

The story is similar to the oriental tales – legends with a consistent dose of harmony, and overall is quite banal: two enemy families and the two ruling (she, Moon, he, Mars) who are attracted for a great passion (and in the summary they talk about Romeo and Juliet, but they are diminishing Shakespeare work).

It’s good only for the images.

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Dead moon by Luis Royo ★★☆☆☆½

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Tianxia  (Under Heaven) is the Chinese word to define everything under the sky and under the rule of the emperor, a power assigned by the gods.

“Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay is not an historical novel, but a fictional construction of a plausible past of the Chinese empire recalling traditions, culture and behaviors of the time and so trying (successfully) to make the unreal as real.

It’s a novel I definitely suggest, both for the plot, well-conceived, complex and well told, both for the refined use of language.

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