The Thief of Tales is a fascinating comic I found while scrolling on Tumblr. We follow a young woman by the name of Nevhna as she appears to be on the run and headed straight into a forest that has some sort of reputation for being difficult to traverse and quite dangerous. After barely managing to get away our heroine is immediately attacked by some sort of deer or moose like creature, only to have that one warded off and replaced by a wolf and a small cardinal. Before the wolf can make do with this hunt he knocks Nevhna’s pack off and a book falls out, a book of stories. The wolf then agrees to take her through the forest in exchange for one story every day followed by the greatest story of all upon their arrival. So begins a strange adventure with plenty of questions hanging over head.
This story is so intriguing and full of mystery. We have no idea how the world works, but the environment of the forest is constantly growing and being built up as this dangerous and quite often deadly place. We have no real idea of what is going on aside from the fact that Nevhna has stolen something and the one pursuing her is a lord of some sort. Other than that all we have are small hints and clues and honestly, I really love how it’s done. From what we know of the forest, as it is the main setting at this time, it changes and traps people who don’t have a proper guide. It is magical or sentient, maybe both I don’t know, but I really want to find out.
The art is just beautiful, being part traditional and part digital and the two are blended together so perfectly. I love how the forest itself looks, the ruins and strange totems that pop up every now and then, and all the unique creatures that come in to listen to Nevhna’s stories. Even the pages depicting the stories she tells are so well done it’s mind blowing. I personally love the story of the ancient dragonturtle which you will see in the later chapters.
All in all, this is a fun comic that I hope gets much more attention. It has fun characters, great atmosphere, and quite a few questions I hope are answered down the road. Give it a read, tell me what you think,
And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
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