Shadow of the Queen
by Daniel T. Thompson
Series: Once Upon a Time #2
Published: September 3rd 2013
Genres: Fairy Tale, Graphic Novel, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover (112 pages)
The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman's heart -- and now he's her slave. Based on the world of ABC's hit primetime series ONCE UPON A TIME, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship -- and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White -- this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves -- the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past...and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman's loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?
Book Review of Shadow of the Queen on a Post-it
The graphic novel Shadow of the Queen had Red as a main character because we don’t see much of her or the werewolves in the show. I liked seeing Red, Snow White, and the Huntsman work together. There was more of the Huntsman’s personality which I liked since we didn’t get to see much of him in the show either. I like the art in this graphic novel except for the second chapter. Here’s some of the art that I did like:
It shows them all working together. I also like how much the drawings look like the actors on the show. I thought they did a good job.
I also like that we get to see more of the evil queen. She’s such a great character.
Here’s the art I did not like.
I do not like the extreme colors or the cartoony look. I also don’t think the characters look anything like the actors. It’s kind of hard to tell who they are. I’m not a fan. The second chapter looked too cartoony for my taste.
I think the first panel is my favorite. I love the natural colors. Which one do you like?
There’s a really weird twist in the plot but hey that’s what Once Upon A Time is known for. I didn’t love the twist but I can’t say that it wasn’t an interesting one. I recommend this if you like Once Upon A Time.