[ Read pdf ] Mouse Guard: Fall 1152Author David Petersen – Z55z.co

The forest is a dangerous place for any animal, especially one as small as a mouse In the past, the mouse world endured a tyrannical Weasel Warlord until a noble band of mouse soldiers fought back Ever since, the Mouse Guard has defended the paces and prosperity of its kingdom For generations, this league of scouts, weather watchers, trailblazers, and protectors has passed won its knowledge and skillsNow three of the Guard s finest have been dispatched The mission seems simple They are to find a missing mouse, a grain merchant who never arrived at his destination But when they find him, they make a shocking discovery one that involves a treacherous betrayal, a stolen secret, and a rising power that has only one goal to bring down the Guard


10 thoughts on “Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    My girlfriend picked this up for my son, who has recently turned 7.He s a big reader, and he loves comics Though he hasn t been tested, is probably reading years ahead of whatever the standard metric is.Unfortunately, Sarah made one of the classic mistakes here, and judged a book by its cover In fact, she made the mistake twice 1 She assumed that because it was a comic, it was probably for kids.2 She assumed that a book with animal characters is for kids.This is a mistake that someone who h My girlfriend picked this up for my son, who has recently turned 7.He s a big reader, and he loves comics Though he hasn t been tested, is probably reading years ahead of whatever the standard metric is.Unfortunately, Sarah made one of the classic mistakes here, and judged a book by its cover In fact, she made the mistake twice 1 She assumed that because it was a comic, it was probably for kids.2 She assumed that a book with animal characters is for kids.This is a mistake that someone who has better comic literacy never would have made If for not other reason than because they d read Maus at some point in their lives.So on one hand, It wasn t a good choice, because it was too much for my little boy He read it just fine, but it was too violent for him, and I think the plot of treachery and betrayal was really beyond what he could understand But that doesn t mean it isn t a good book It is The art is great, and the comic paneling is excellent in a way that I couldn t have understood 5 years ago, before I d read several thousand comics.So while it didn t strike home with my boy It struck home with me The story is strong, and the storytelling and art are truly beyond the pale What s , the story was legitimately heroic in ways that I ve rarely experienced The lion s share of the credit for this should go to the art and storytelling, but the fact that the story centers around mice is important, too The smaller you are, thebravery means And you can t get much smaller than a mouse.So yeah I wouldn t recommend it for kids under 10 or so But if you re older than that it s well worth your time Especially recommended for those of us who always loved Reepicheep, but wanted a whole book about him being a stone cold badass


  2. Jan Philipzig Jan Philipzig says:

    Looking at lavishly drawn and colored mice with swords was pleasant enough for a few pages, but I am afraid it only does so much for me The high fantasy world of Mouse Guard feels underdeveloped and surprisingly generic underneath its furry surface I got the impression that David Petersen was so keen on seeing his mice in action that he neglected the basics of fantasy storytelling, namely world building and character development.


  3. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous book The story owes a huge debt to Redwall, but the artwork is the real reason to read this book and slowly One review called the illustrations sumptuous, and I can t beat that word The colors are lush and glowing, and pattern texture are used to great effect to show depth and distance I noticed that David Petersen earned his BFA in printmaking, which would explain the care taken in composing each panel Even though these aren t prints, I can imagine that when you get in the h Gorgeous book The story owes a huge debt to Redwall, but the artwork is the real reason to read this book and slowly One review called the illustrations sumptuous, and I can t beat that word The colors are lush and glowing, and pattern texture are used to great effect to show depth and distance I noticed that David Petersen earned his BFA in printmaking, which would explain the care taken in composing each panel Even though these aren t prints, I can imagine that when you get in the habit of thinking in reverse images, it strengthens your compositions Also, his line work reminded me of Barry Moser s prints The Mouse Guard exists to provide safe journey and protection from one hidden mouse village to another To a mouse, the entire world is full of predators Just imagine how huge and terrifying it would be to battle a group of crabsor a snake Some blood and violencethese are warrior mice The ancient and powerful weapon, the Black Axe, has fallen into the wrong hands Will one of the Mouse Guard s own soon betray the Guard The maps, guides, and assorted extras at the end fleshed out the mice s world and reminded me of the detail taken in imagining other worlds such as Dinotopia DinosaursmiceI swear there is a connection


  4. Nicholas Karpuk Nicholas Karpuk says:

    A book about warrior mice comes off as the sort of comedy comic I d pick up in the 90 s, flip through, and put back dismissively There s been a certain disdain for talking animal comics among serious comic writers for about as long as the comic industry has existed in America.What sets Mouse Guard apart is that the creatures don t seem all that anthropomorphized The author basically took a step back and observed that life for a mouse civilization would be much scarier anddifficult than a A book about warrior mice comes off as the sort of comedy comic I d pick up in the 90 s, flip through, and put back dismissively There s been a certain disdain for talking animal comics among serious comic writers for about as long as the comic industry has existed in America.What sets Mouse Guard apart is that the creatures don t seem all that anthropomorphized The author basically took a step back and observed that life for a mouse civilization would be much scarier anddifficult than an human society.The Mouse Guard are the most skilled and valorous members of mice society, who ensure that travel and trade is kept safe from city to city How perilous their work is comes of in the sheer number of predators who attempt to make easy snacks out of them.I don t think a crab has ever been as menacing as the ones featured in this story A character is nearly killed after successfully killing a snake from inside its mouth, and the menace of weasels, wolves, and owls are regularly mentioned The overall atmosphere constantly reminds you that being a mouse is hard, brutal, and short.The only real issue I had is the length I guess I expectedstory from a graphic novel, and there are entire pages, sometimes a series of pages that do nothingthan show off style and artistry As a result I felt like I was getting a small glimpse into what should have been a major conflict in their little, mousy world.Well worth reading, but expect a little lack of satisfaction at the end


  5. Melmoth Melmoth says:

    The artwork is magnificent It s worth reading this book just for the pleasure of falling into its gorgeous pages And the basic idea a civilization of mammals near the bottom of the food chain is great though hardly original But not much is done with that idea after the first issue or two In fact, the storytelling is pretty inept There s very little world building and almost no character development beyond sketchily rendered cliches Without the text summaries at the start of each is The artwork is magnificent It s worth reading this book just for the pleasure of falling into its gorgeous pages And the basic idea a civilization of mammals near the bottom of the food chain is great though hardly original But not much is done with that idea after the first issue or two In fact, the storytelling is pretty inept There s very little world building and almost no character development beyond sketchily rendered cliches Without the text summaries at the start of each issue, the plot would be in trouble, because this book just doesn t do a good job of conveying the details of what s happening in the actual comic itself The writing seems to be stuck in tell, rather than show It makes it hard to care about the story or its outcome But it s impossible not to give a couple of stars to the amazing art


  6. Melki Melki says:

    We mice have little chance in this world, considering all the critters that eats us.And so, the Mouse Guard was formed to keep the borders safe and protect against all evil and harm that may threaten their territories.They slay serpents and giant crabs, oddly enough, owls, hawks, and even cats don t seem to be a problem , but their biggest threat comes from other mice.When a grain merchant is found dead, the guard discovers he was carrying a map of their city, and the race is on to find out to We mice have little chance in this world, considering all the critters that eats us.And so, the Mouse Guard was formed to keep the borders safe and protect against all evil and harm that may threaten their territories.They slay serpents and giant crabs, oddly enough, owls, hawks, and even cats don t seem to be a problem , but their biggest threat comes from other mice.When a grain merchant is found dead, the guard discovers he was carrying a map of their city, and the race is on to find out to whom the traitor planned to deliver this secret.This is a fairly simple story of good and evil with lots of action and breathtakingly GORGEOUS artwork There are some intense battle scenes and a few mice, both good and bad, get skewered, but otherwise it s a fine read for children


  7. Sara *~The Loquacious Lassie~* Sara *~The Loquacious Lassie~* says:

    Beautiful illustrations, with a pretty shallow plot The art was a lotgritty than I d expect from a book about mice There was very little text though so the emphasis was definitely on the art.


  8. Linda Linda says:

    Very cute and ferocious mice I love that there is an entire mouse world , complete with fortified cities where each mouse has their place in the world The drawings were excellent, especially the full page drawings featuring natural mice foes snake, crab, owl And the added maps, guides, and gallery at the back of the book were fun to look through.


  9. Beth Beth says:

    Okay, I m going to start off by saying my friend Matt at work let me borrow this, I gave him The Wayward Children books and in return gives me books to reads and so far this has been my favourite It follows 4 mice, 3 together and 1 on her own and they have to save their kingdom.The art is really really good which I cannot fault at all and then they re trying to discover who the traitor it Is was so much fun


  10. Jessica Severs Jessica Severs says:

    Sincerity and simplicity are endangered concepts in much of today s fantasy offerings be they books, movies or games but Mouse Guard recalls the fare of my youth, like Watership Down and The Secret of NIMH, where even the most unassuming creatures face epic trials of life and death and morality.Think of it as a Lord of the Rings for mice, but instead of battling balrogs, these warrior mice struggle against snakes and crabs, and instead of Sauron and his minions, they combat treache Sincerity and simplicity are endangered concepts in much of today s fantasy offerings be they books, movies or games but Mouse Guard recalls the fare of my youth, like Watership Down and The Secret of NIMH, where even the most unassuming creatures face epic trials of life and death and morality.Think of it as a Lord of the Rings for mice, but instead of battling balrogs, these warrior mice struggle against snakes and crabs, and instead of Sauron and his minions, they combat treachery from within their fragile community Mouse Guard draws its magic from a rich lore lovingly construction by author and illustrator David Petersen The sumptuous artwork glows with a warm color palette, as if the illustrations would drip from the pages, and the contrast of shadow and light make the images jump from the page.The main protagonists the mice who safeguard the villages within the border aren t rendered cutesy or cartoony Who would have thought so much expression could be portrayed with beady, little eyes and nearly featureless, fur covered faces Yet Petersen succeeds in conveying emotion The story reads all too brief, only because the world it inhabits seems as if it would have stories that could fill volumes It s the perfect book for parents to share with their children and for fantasy fans of any age