“It is said that far from the world of man, lies a cruel and mysterious forest. It lures in lost travelers with the promise of safety, only to devour them for all eternity.”
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Lost Path by Amélie Fléchais
GENRE: Graphic Novel/Fantasy/Children’s
PUBLISHED : March 28th 2018, by Lion Forge Comics
MY RATING: 4/5
Enchanting and Beautiful
Another gorgeous graphic novel by Amélie Fléchais has finally been translated to English (the first one being The Little Red Wolf) and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I love her illustrative style, as it is both weird and magical, which is exactly my kind of thing. Her storytelling is a shade less skilled but enjoyable nonetheless.
The story starts as a haunting legend about a husband, a wife, a forest and a curse. If you ask me – the perfect beginning. We then jump to modern times, where three young boys (one of whom has a seriously overactive imagination) on a scavenger hunt get lost in the forest.
Along the way they encounter all sorts of curious creatures: a dressed-up fox looking for his bicycle; a hedgehodgey creature in search of a hat; talking animals living underground; and some monsters… Through their adventure they even get engulfed into a war between the forest spirits and the forest’s evil ruler.
This is a very interesting, tad short and beautifully illustrated fairy tale. Some of the creatures kind of reminded me of the cute cartoon Over the Garden Wall and studio Ghibli animations which I adore. All in all: short and cute, suitable for kids, but also for grown-up kids in love with fairy tales, like me. 🙂