My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have wanted to read the Eye of the World for a while now, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump into a dense fantasy at the moment. As a result, I decided to read the graphic novel and see how I felt about it. It is a more succinct version of the story, which allows it to get the plot and characters across without weighing it down too much. I felt satisfied by the story that I read but intrigued enough by it that I would like to read the actual book to get more details about the world.
My one qualm about the graphic novel is the artwork because it is very inconsistent. Our main character’s face changes in every scene, which would make it difficult to recognize him if not for his red hair. His three friends, on the other hand, are all brunettes and entirely interchangeable. There were also two girls, one a healer and the other the main character’s crush – also could not tell them apart. But the artwork itself was well done despite that.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading the story and I am interested to see where it goes from here. Right now, I am torn between diving into the next graphic novel or opening the first book.