In Review: Rebel Moon #4: House of Bloodaxe

As war is looming on the horizon planet Shasu, the reluctant ruler of the Bloodaxe family is conflicted between living up to his father’s domineering legacy and maintaining the peace.
Bloodaxe

Synopsis: As war is looming on the horizon planet Shasu, the reluctant ruler of the Bloodaxe family is conflicted between living up to his father’s domineering legacy and maintaining the peace. It is up to him to settle the conflicts within himself, and his family, before the entire planet erupts in war.

 

The Story

Devra and Darrian Bloodaxe’s grandfather continues to rule over Shasu as the Motherworld forces proceed to turn the planet to glass. Fighting alongside the rebels Darrian realises a few difficult truths when the disorganization of the Rebels sees all but himself wiped out. Meanwhile, Shasu’s leadership is flailing about trying to figure out what to do now that Shasu is under attack.  Devra having stayed by her Grandfather’s side is also beginning to realize that her Grandfather is out of his depth.

 

The Artwork

 Clark Bint and Francesco Segala finish their tour of duty with some fantastic artwork. I loved the sequence toward the end of the book where Koseba Damaqasha journeys to his afterlife. However, the sequence prior to that where Darrian holds Koseba to account for his traitorous actions. 

 

Overall

Mags Visaggio concludes this mini-series in such a way that the door remains open to revisit further stories of what happened to Devra and Darrian Bloodaxe prior to the first of the movies. Indeed there is plenty of room for further prequel stories about how Devra and Darrian managed to build the team of soldiers that we see them lead in the first movie.

The moment when Koseba Damaqasha recognizes that the armies of Shasu are refusing to take his orders is brilliantly played out. I enjoyed the build-up to that moment and how it all slowly played out. 

Overall a really strong ending to a great prequel story for the Rebel Moon franchise as a whole.

9.7
Rebel Moon #4: House of Bloodaxe
  • Covers
    9.7
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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