This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstanding and action packed keeping the reader engaged. Best of all, the captions are easy to read and follow. Though the whimsy might be too childish for some, others will find it delightful and the target audience will truly enjoy. The only downside I saw was all the characters are male. I realize that most comics are read by boys but it would have been nice to see a female or two. Still, I can see this book striking the imaginations of many. Though this book is said to be similar to worlds found in video games, I don’t think you need to be a video game player to have fun with this story.
A crystal has fallen to Earth and breaks into shards. Scientist Trayaurus and his good friend, DanTDM find one and discover that it is full of power. Worried that someone who would do evil with a shard, the two go out to find the rest of the crystal. Unknown to them, Denton has found one and is planning on making clones of himself to take over the world. Can Trayarus and DanTDM find the rest of the crystal and stop Denton?
From the mind of one of the most popular YouTubers of all time, DanTDM, comes a graphic novel adventure that reimagines the Minecraft-style worlds and characters he’s created like you’ve never seen them before.
After a day of experiments, Trayaurus and DanTDM are about to call it a night when a strange-looking crystal plummets to earth, breaking into five pieces that scatter far and wide. DanTDM and Trayaurus recover one of the shards and quickly realize they are in possession of an object more powerful than anything they’ve ever known.
Word reaches DanTDM and Trayaurus that other pieces of crystal have been recovered—a group of pigs have harnessed the crystals’ power to enable them to talk. But they’re not alone—Dan and Trayaurus’s archenemy, Denton, has also found a shard and manipulated its power for evil. He has created a cloning machine and is producing a terrifying marauding army intent on hunting down the remaining crystals in his effort to become all-powerful.
It’s down to DanTDM and Trayaurus to stop him. Will they prevail, or will the forces of evil be too great for them to overcome?
Fans of the Elementia Chronicles and the Gameknight999 series will be drawn to DanTDM’s tale about an epic power struggle in a high-stakes world.
Age Level: 8 - 12 / Grade Level: 3 - 7