The Black Bull Of Norroway (Norroway #1)
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Sibylla always wanted adventure, but she didn't know it would come in the form of a giant, magical bull. Is he a man or a monster? And who knew a prophecy could be so literal?
Based on the classic Scottish fairy tale, this is the first title in a new series co-created by sibling writer/artist team CAT SEATON and KIT SEATON, begins the adventure of a lifetime.
— Enjoyable tale. I’m interested in finding out what happens next! —
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Later: a fun interpretation of the quest/Beauty-and-the-Beast story of a girl whom prophecy has affianced to the Black Bull of Norroway - ostensibly a knight who was cursed for Reasons. Here, Sibylla has grown up in a rural village where her best friends longed for someone interesting (and rich) to marry, while she wanted to sail a ship... but when she brings a magpie egg to the local witch to tell her fortune, she gains a magpie companion and the prophecy about the bull. Not quite what she'd been looking for.
The story introduces the bull (via the aid of the magpie) as a pretty benign suitor, though annoyingly enigmatic regarding his origins and any hint as to a future for him and Sibylla. She's irked, but is also game for the quest, and manages to stumble through some initial challenges pretty well. I enjoyed the secondary characters very much - it seems that some are related to the bull via the cursed-family business, with at least one being a ghost, another apparently under something of a curse of his own, etc. Oh, and then there's the bull's sister, who's happily settled with a nonbinary (and very attractive) person who can sail a boat via magical invocation of the winds. And who does not like the Bull at all...
This volume takes Sibylla and the Bull up to the point where they meet an old acquaintance and kick off a battle - between the Bull and... himself? And then Sibylla is dropped into a dreary-looking village alone, with no idea how the battle came out. Quite the cliffhanger!
[The story continues in Queen on the High Mountain.]
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