Hollingsworth does a fantastic job giving each environment of the story its own atmosphere. Murphy dives into his work with great detail adding so many lines in such a small space it seems like he uses pencils with microscopic tips. The lettering in this story is small when necessary but booming when the story calls for it. Each page delves into important history or exposition unfolding more drama into the present day. The story opens in the past and shows us why the sword the Joker gave to Azrael in issue 1 is significant. Edmond Wayne is freed by a murderous priest named Bakkar who believes he has been ordained by God for higher purposes.
Bakkar wields the giant sword to kill the carriage driver and later gives it to Edmond when they begin training. Bakkar trains Edmond in sword fighting, sparring, whips, tight ropes, shooting guns, preparing him to be the first Batman. Familiar names like Arkham and Gotham remind the reader that this is in fact a Batman story. Murphy has created a vulnerable Batman for his White Knight universe.
Conspiracy abound and plenty of guns to go around. Azrael has secured backing from the elites with deep pockets, and he assembles a team where each member has a specialty. The costume design is new and creative, combining Musketeers, Knights Templar, and Knightfall costumes to make quite the intimidating look. This issue in integral and touches back to events from the first series, and not a single panel is wasted. This is an issue that is not to be missed. The story jumps back and forth in time, which creates more confusion than mystique - not helped by also jumping from first person singular to a third person point of view.
Not only that, but for a while I couldn't understand why the characters were referring to 'Steve' being the bad guy when, in the beginning the bad guy had been 'Paul'. Only when I waded to the very end and then went back to earlier chapters, did I realise that the author somehow forgot who the bad guy was.
So, yeah, a very disappointing book, which is such a shame because 'Fair Game' was quite good. Customers also viewed these items. I Spy The Dark Horse. I Spy Something Wicked. The Haunted Heart: Winter. Slay Ride. Need customer service? Click here. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.
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I fell in love with Sean and rooted for him a little more after every word in this book. Although this could have been an overwhelmingly weighty and angsty story, the flashes of humor and moments of sweet goodness steady it to a very well paced book, both story wise and emotionally for the reader The more intimate scenes in this book are by no means graphic. They are implied in many ways but done in a way that left me satisfied, convinced they were happy and that the sex was great but not the basis of their relationship.
I gave this 4 star because of some plot confusion relating back to the first book in the series. I didn't realize it until I finished the book but this is a sequel. While I think it intends to be a stand alone there are some vague mentions of legal problems with his Manager and Sean needing to testify against him. Since I had not read the first book, Dark Horse, I was completely lost regarding this info and actually went back and re-read areas to see if I had missed information. When I had not, I figured I would get more info as he flashed forward in his story, but it is never covered.
You do need to read the first book to know what that is about. It doesn't interfere with the story, but it did throw me off my stride and pulled me out of the book when I came to it. View all 12 comments. Apr 21, Kati rated it really liked it Shelves: , ebooks , in-english , queer , mystery.
This is a sequel to "The Dark Horse".
On the one hand, it explained how Dan and Sean met, on the other hand, it also revealed what happened after the ending of the previous book. I liked this one a bit better, I'm not really sure why, though. They made mistakes, sometimes they were selfish and self-centered, they weren't perfection incarnated This is a sequel to "The Dark Horse".
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They made mistakes, sometimes they were selfish and self-centered, they weren't perfection incarnated which is great - it made them seem three-dimensional. Also, it was interesting to see the story jump back and forth from Sean's hospital stay to the time when Dan protecting Sean from a stalker - I think it added another intriguing level to the story. View 2 comments.
Thank you ShhItsASecret for gifting me this! I'm excited to read it! Apr 04, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: glbt-fiction. Their only chance of a happy ending is if Dan can keep Sean alive — but what happens when he uncovers the secrets Sean is trying hard to conceal? From Loose Id. It has been a while since I have read anything by Josh Lanyon. I read the 1st book in this series, Dark Horse, early last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are incredibly compelling.
Sean is so broken and I love the authors ability to portray the damaged hero so strongly without him becoming too much of a whiney pain in the ass. Sean tries hard to fix himself with varying degrees of success and this is what appealed to me so much in the 1st book. He knows Dan loves him and is only trying to help, but it is only through ultimately trusting someone else that he can move on and these two strong willed people can learn to live and be together. Love it. The titles are astute too. What also appeals is the humor within the book.
Those sardonic moments that sneak up on you, like Dan being a black belt?
They catch you by surprise and make you snigger quietly to yourself. They often have a lean, pared down feel that is always intense, but some of the scenes in White Knight took me a bit by surprise.
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No more sticky pen for you! They were intense and loving, with much hot tub goodness. More please. View all 10 comments. Jan 01, CrabbyPatty rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , mm-mystery-suspense , starsanda-half. When I read "The Dark Horse," the first book in the series, it felt like a sequel since we as readers don't see how Dan and Sean initially started their relationship, but in this second book, we finally get details that fill in those gaps.
We also move forward to Sean working on the set of The Charioteer, and then back again as he now tries to piece together some missing history view spoiler [ due to amnesia hide spoiler ]. So, in conclusion, it's one step forward, one step back, one step to th When I read "The Dark Horse," the first book in the series, it felt like a sequel since we as readers don't see how Dan and Sean initially started their relationship, but in this second book, we finally get details that fill in those gaps.
So, in conclusion, it's one step forward, one step back, one step to the left Sean is off in Wales shooting a film when he has an accident and suffers a nasty concussion.