Rebels 1

In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and
excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America.
This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across
the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at
every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.
Here we have something a little different than the usual fair.  Rebels is a historical fiction series set
during the Revolutionary War and follows the exploits of Seth Abbott and
Ezekiel Learned.  Seth and Ezekiel had
been friends, since a chance encounter eight years prior.  The two of them have been fighting the British
oppression from Albany ever since.  That’s
pretty much the gist of this one.  I’m
not entirely certain what kind of story this series is trying to convey, aside
from two guys help fight the red-coats.  This
type of story wouldn’t be my first choice for reading material, but that
doesn’t mean it’s terrible.
The writing style rings true to the time period and the
artwork gives the book that old, rustic feel. 
History buffs will definitely enjoy this and can spend hours debating
and picking out any historical inconsistencies that they find.  This is only the first part of this series,
so I’m sure the action is just starting to get underway, as the Revolutionary
War was a long, bloody affair.
If you need a break from all of the superheroing, then this
one is definitely for you. The story is a much more grounded outing than most
of the books currently available.  I
can’t entirely recommend this one, but check it out all the same.  Heck, this just may become the sleeper hit of
the year.  For more info on where to find
this issue, visit the Dark Horse
website, or the Dark Horse
Facebook
page.

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

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