The Lost Path
Three young boys set off from Camp Happiness, map in hand, determined to be the first to find the treasure before anyone else. But the shortcut they take leads to something far more spectacular and sinister! All manner of magical beasties live in these woods, and the kids find themselves caught between warring Forest Spirits. Will the three boys find their way out of trouble? Get your map and ready, set, go! Amélie Fléchais's incredible artwork combines the best of French illustration with manga influences. A spooky new fairytale, for fans of Over the Garden Wall.
In a mysterious forest that lures in lost travelers and is far, far away from the world of man, a young couple follows strange smoke clouds that lead them deeper and deeper into the forest. This place seems haunted with it’s roots enclosing things, evil shadows dancing and eyes watching. The woods are inflicting their prey, both await a different fate as they seem to go mad and devoid from what the forest takes from them.
Three young boys set out with a map in hand to find a treasure in the same forest. Questioning their path with it’s tall and changing landscapes, they keep on going. Deeper and deeper they go and the woods seem to swallow and cave them in.
Through imaginations and play they keep on distracting themselves and move on good natured till they start to run into mythical creatures.
And this is where their adventure takes a scary and dark enchanted turn for the worse. They are lost and need help. Will they be able to sever from the magical forest and get away?
This graphic fairy tale like novel has some gorgeous intricate drawings in it. It is visually so enticing, you want to stare at it and look closely not to miss anything. It is gorgeous. At times in color, other times in black and white.
The plot leaves a lot of room to interpret your own ideas for the reasons of why and what is happening in it. To me that is usually a little too abstract and I struggle with that. Therefore, it wasn’t up to par as the art was for me. But I am glad I read it, because just for that it was worth it.
I received a copy of the e-Book version of 'The Lost Path' from NetGalley for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you.