Book Review: Dark Tales: The Snow Queen: A Graphic Novel By Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated By Emilie Majarian

A while ago, I received four Dark Tales graphic novels that I couldn’t wait to start to read. They were all classic stories re-told with beautiful imagery. I was in awe of the beautiful covers when they arrived, as you can tell by my first article, and I loved reading them from cover to cover. They were sent to me for review on Fuzzable, so here’s the final one, which is Dark Tales: The Snow Queen: A Graphic Novel by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Emilie Majarian. I previously reviewed Dark Tales: Beauty And The Beast: A Modern Retelling by Jeanne-Marie Leprince and illustrated by Pete KatzDark Tales: The Hound Of The Baskervilles: A Graphic Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illustrated by Dave Shephard, and Dark Tales: The Call Of Cthulhu: A Graphic Novel by H. P. Lovecraft and illustrated by Dave Shephard.

If you have read the above reviews you’ll probably willing to hit me right now since I have never read or seen Beauty and the Beast, I’ve never read or watched Sherlock Holmes, and I’ve never heard of Cthulhu before reading that book, and I hear your cry of how I must’ve read and/or seen The Snow Queen but you’d be wrong; so, once again, these Dark Tales have introduced me to another new story, one of which I am interested in knowing more about so I will probably find the original story and read it at some point in the future.

The cover definitely drew me into this story and the beautiful illustrations from Emilie Majarian are incredible. It’s a different art style to Dave Shephard and Pete Katz, which makes it stand out even more. It also has a haunting twist to it that totally goes well with the story itself.

The story opens up with Gerda and Kay showing their friendship, but later Kay is stolen away by the Snow Queen. No one knows where he’s gone and it’s up to Gerda to go on a terrifying quest to rescue him and defeat the Snow Queen.

The quest brings in many characters and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat as they continue to read on and on. The beautiful imagery entertains throughout and definitely, makes us wish the story was longer and more in-depth so that we could explore the trials of the quest – regardless, it runs at a brilliant pace and wraps it all up nicely as the ending nears, but be aware of the chill that the Snow Queen will bring.

Dark Tales: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Emilie Majarian, was released on 22 March 2018. It is available to buy online and you can find out more information on the official Canterbury Classics website. We can’t recommend this enough.

Check out for our reviews of the three accompany Dark Tales novels that were also released at the same time, here on Fuzzable. These Canterbury Classics are “Beauty And The Beast” by Jeanne-Marie Leprince and illustrated by Pete Katz, “The Hound Of The Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illustrated by Dave Shephard, and “The Call Of Cthulhu” by H. P. Lovecraft and illustrated by Dave Shephard.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

25-year-old writer, blogger, author and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, The Coffee House, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, and CelebMix. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni

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