Thursday, June 2, 2016

Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld by Tom Gilliland, Landry Q. Walker, Corinna Sara Bechko, Sideshow Collectibles


Title: Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld
Author: Tom Gilliland, Landry Q. Walker, Corinna Sara Bechko, Sideshow Collectibles
Publisher: Insight Editions
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror
Publication: May 17, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

In the sprawling citadels of the Underworld, deep within the vast libraries of Voxxingard, a curator sits. Staring at an empty tome, he ponders the puzzle that has been laid out before him by his Master, the shepherd of souls known as Death — a question deceptive in its simplicity, “What is the purpose of the realm of the dead?”

To answer this, the curator must write a journal chronicling the rise of the Underworld and the history of the never-ending war of Heaven and Hell. From the lowest scavenger of corpses to the highest chancellor, all those within the Underworld must be questioned and examined. For what is the purpose of the land of the Dead? Is it a haven for the refugee spirits of the mortal world? A sinister part of the celestial war machine that threatens to consume reality itself? Or does it instead serve to bring true balance to the long abandoned promises of Heaven and Hell? Accompany Death’s curator on his strange journey as he unravels the most terrible and wonderful secrets found within the Court of the Dead.



**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Court of the Dead serves as a guide to the Underworld, showing us all the places conforming it and the creatures that live in them.

I do love creepy stuff, and I actually enjoy drawing things like that, so I knew right away that I had to get this. I'd really recommend it to artists, since I found it to be a great inspiration. The art is very beautiful and full of detail, and I really liked the color palette, seems like it was chosen very carefully and put together beautifully.

This is one of those books that you would love to have as a coffee table book, since it's so pretty to look at. The writing is also very interesting, it's like an encyclopedia, with all its meanings and descriptions, and I found that to be pretty cool.

I wasn't familiar with the Sideshow Collectibles, but I still enjoyed this and I guess fans could enjoy it even more.


What do you think of this book? Do you also enjoy horror and creepy things?

Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye! 

8 comments:

  1. well, this kind of movies are not my type actually.
    Though enjoyed you review as always!

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  2. a terrible photo)))
    http://www.mosaictrends.com/

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    1. Hahaha yeah, it's pretty creepy, but I do love stuff like that :P

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  3. If this is your style of drawing, I can see how you would really be able to appreciate this one. It sounds like the beautiful kind of book and pretty informative in what it is about as well. Glad you liked it, Carla :)

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    1. Yes! It's actually very beautiful, the drawings are amazing!
      And the information is also quite nice and entertaining :)

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  4. I love horror & creepy things! You've made me really interested to see the artwork in this one. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds good!

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    1. The artwork is very beautiful! I think you'd really like it :)

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