Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Angelboy Volume 2: Cain" by N. M. Beguesse

Angelboy Volume 2:
by N. M. Beguesse

Cain is the second volume in the Angelboy grahic novel series by N. M. Beguesse. The author stops by today to share an excerpt. You can also read my review. Also available: Angelboy: Volume 1 (read my blog post).

On his journey back home, Cyrus - an angel who fell from heaven - gets involved in an intriguing adventure he could have never imagined! He comes across an inmate escaped from the insane asylum, but some things are not as they appear on the surface. Who is the real villain - The salaryman whose soul suddenly took a diabolical turn? Or the corrupt mayor pulling the strings behind the scenes? What ensues is a chase across the city pitting two childhood friends against one another.
Note: suitable for older teens (ages 16+).


Praise for the Book
"This book was absolutely exceptional! It is rated for 16 and up though so there are definitely mature themes and scenes, but I feel like these only add on to the book rather than just be there for shock value."
"Good book. Local author."
"The art is 5 out of 5, hands-down."
"It's absolutely fantastic!"
"The panelling is great and the psychology is intense."
"It's awesome!"
"It's wonderful purely from the art aspect alone, but the story itself is great as well."

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
In the first volume, Cyrus is shot dead and becomes an angel. Now, as he continues on his journey home, Cyrus encounters Lee, who has escaped from a lunatic asylum. And Lee can see Cyrus! When Lee seeks revenge on his nemesis, Cyrus tags along in an attempt to save Lee's soul.
In this volume, Cyrus discovers his talent and perhaps the reason why he was put on Earth as an angel. There is a lot of action and your eyes will be dancing all over the pages trying to keep up! The illustrations are dark, emotional, and full of detail. However, it does get a bit confusing at times, swapping between scenes and points-of-view. As implied in the title, there are parallels with the story of Eve and Cain and Abel. But in the fight between good and evil, the villain is not always who you think he is. Once again, there are underlying themes of tolerance and forgiveness.
I look forward to Cyrus's next adventure.
Warnings: mental illness, violence, coarse language.

About the Author
By day, I'm a normal girl who codes. On the evenings and weekends, I become the writer, artist publisher of Angelboy. When I come home from work in the evenings, I can't wait to create something - whether I'm drawing, writing, painting, or just dreaming, I just can't wait to do it! I love the story and the process so much, my emotions just keeps spilling out my work. I'm serious!
I have a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and a Master's in Sequential Art at SCAD. I currently live in Savannah, Georgia.