For some reason, ‘Ye’ by Guilherme Petreca reminded me of ‘Tintin’ and ‘Little Prince’, even though it bears little resemblance to them… unless you count the story’s spirit. It’s a whimsical fantasy like adventure about a boy called Ye, who is mute and only responds with ‘ye’ to everything.
It’s the art in this graphic novel enrapturing, so if you like Petreca’s work like I did, the book will be over before you know it. The artwork is an beautiful blend of medieval European styles and modern strokes. Set in a distant time, where pirates, witches and magicians were common sight, ‘Ye’ is spread over 150 pages, but feels like it gets over in just 5 minutes.
The plot is pretty simple, Ye the young protagonist is marked by a curse and he sets out to find a witch who can help him, but his journey is beset with challenges. He meets some quirky people along the way and readers get a quick conclusion to the tale. I was disappointed to find the book get over too soon, but since Petreca’s gorgeous panels provided a wonderful escape for a little while, it’s a 5/5 from me.
The ebook is available on Kindle Unlimited.
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