Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Book Review: Bone Vol. 9 Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith

Bone Volume 9 Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith

The big finale is a quick-moving romp. Gran'ma Ben leads the defenders of Atheia as her sister leads the assault. Fone Bone and Thorn set out to find the Crown of Horns, hoping she can use it to end the conflict. Phoney Bone figures the only place to hide such a valuable object is the heavily guarded ancient dragon burial ground. Dragons have killed whoever has disturbed their final resting place. He does not go with them. He wants to recover the town's treasure, which he figures is hidden in the well, the heavily guarded source of water for the besieged town. At least it was heavily guarded before the assault started. And the dragons have left the valley, so maybe that is easy to reach too?

The end of the war is a little predictable but nonetheless entertaining. Jokes are still around but not as frequent as in earlier issues. More of the history of Bone's world is revealed and a satisfying ending rounds out a great comic book series. Highly recommended!

Sample Text--Smiley Bone tortures some captive rat creatures with quiche!

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