The dramatic and hotly anticipated conclusion to Alexis Deacon’s original Geis trilogy, featuring new branding and a format designed to sit alongside Curse of the Chosen Volume 1.
As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise, the powerful; many put forward their names in hope of being chosen. But when the night came… only fifty souls alone were chosen.
As Io’s quest reaches its deadly and dramatic conclusion, things are not all as they seem in the sorceress’ game for the right to rule. Still trapped inside the torturous nightmares within the castle, who will remain in the battle for the throne, and which of the chosen will be lost along the way? Or will they fail in their attempts to escape the horrors within?
Alexis Deacon draws his Geis trilogy to an epic and emotive conclusion in this newly branded volume, packed to the rafters with his beautiful artwork and gripping storytelling.
Richard Howlett –
Curse Of The Chosen – Volume II: The Will That Shapes The World by Alexis Deacon
After the joy of discovering volume one, I was really looking forward the conclusion of the story in volume two, and I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed!
The story is an action packed conclusion that follows a number of remaining characters as they try to survive the Geis, a powerful spell that has been cast upon them. It looks like the kind of book that mind take a while to read, but in reality it’s quick pacing and high stakes make it an absolute breeze to get through.
The art is consistent throughout, and while it’s not my absolute favourite style, I did learn to really appreciate the detail and creativity put into in every panel.
The only disappointment for me was that there wasn’t a great deal of action from our heroine, Io, but we did get to learn a bit more about her and she came back strong to deliver a satisfying conclusion.
There’s some darker themes to this book throughout, so I wouldn’t say it was suitable for really young children, but teens and above should be ok.