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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Breath of the Giant by Tom Aureille

Book #7

Breath of the Giant Breath of the Giant by Tom Aureille
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Breath of the Giant by Tom Aureille from Fairsquare Comics follows sisters Iris and Sophia as they travel to the North, home of Giants who can bring the deceased back to life with their breath, hoping to resurrect their mother and reunite their family.

There’s a lot to unpack in this short tale. First off is the fact that in order to resurrect someone, a Giant must die and their breath collected, raising the question, is it ok to kill one being to bring another back to life? Secondly, does the person who is being resurrected even want to come back to life? Just because the person(s) left behind miss them, perhaps the deceased is at peace with their situation.

There’s quite a bit glossed over as well, for instance the girls’ magical powers that they seem to have inherited from their father. Where did this power come from? Why do only some people have it? Other than a convenient plot point at times, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for this power to exist.

Problems aside, this is still a strong story about the bonds of sisterhood and family, and learning to understand and accept the loss of a loved one. I feel like this could have benefited from being a little longer and some of the plot points fleshed out, but overall it’s still a solid story.

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