Jorund

Jorund is a young norseman who sets out to regain his family’s honor by murdering the viking who killed his father. But as Jorund finds out – there’s more to his father’s murder than what appears on the surface.

Aside from the art style, which I was not a fan of, this book started out really promising. It takes place in a society that is clearly based on vikings, focusing on a family and regaining their honor. The society is a very bloody one, and the main character doesn’t buy into the violence. He’s an outcast for that, for refusing to kill. His manipulative mother, however, spends the whole book badgering him to become like everyone else and kill to avenge his father.

For me, the ending was a serious disappointment. It was almost gimmicky in its execution, and that really lost points. Up to the end, I was really interested to see where the story would go, and how the character would evolve (or not). I would say go ahead and read this, see what you think, but it wasn’t one of my favorites. Maybe 3 stars out of 5.

You can find out more and purchase this title from Alterna Comics right over here!

 
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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