I'll keep this particular review brief only because of the my bizarre relationship with this work.
On the one hand the art is amazing. Fine line strokes combined with the heavy handed use of black ink and high contrast layouts. The art is only occasionally claustrophobic, an effect that is probably intentional due to the content of the story.
Speaking of which I was not fond of the plot. The premise of a haunting turned into deadly romance did not pique my interest in the least. It was a page turner only in the sense that I wanted to see the story conclude or the next beautifully illustrated page. Fans of the Gothic, the violent and the overly dramatic will find much to enjoy here.
Overall I can appreciate the visuals (particularly the beautiful covers) but the story and plot development was lacking for me. read more