Well, here we are again in the midst of fantastic adventure! The Lumberjanes and their guardians (Jen, Rosie, and the Bear-woman to a point) Are hot on the trail to stop Abigail from hunting what may be the biggest and oldest creature known to…well, any of us. When Rosie first mentioned a Grootslang and Jen accused her of making that word up, I chuckled: because I thought she had. A small search later and I learned more about a mythical beast that I’ve never heard of than I ever thought I would.
Lots of incredible action and suspense in this issue (the dialogue that occurs seems to just flow right into the explosions and the race-against-the-clock moments. All of the writing and character development seemed to pale (but not too much) in comparison to the fact that Stevenson and co. used a seemingly obscure creature in this book. I’m still reeling from it and my mind is rife with possible directions the story can go.
We get to see more of Rosie in true action in this issue, which is something I’ve been waiting for going on (what issue is this?) 10-12 issues now. The lengths she is willing to go even for a former friend who is clearly evil and quite possibly insane at this point is astounding. Which has been a great theme for the arc so far: no matter what, don’t give up on those you care about. Ever.
It’s heartening and optimistic to the point of saccharin overdose if you think about it for too long, but I dig it. Hopefully you will, too.
If you haven’t gotten in on the Lumberjanes adventure yet, it’s not too late: they are pulling out all the stops so far on this one.
Thanks for reading,