Updated on 16 October, 2021
" Wings of Fire" is a new graphic novel by Kevin Dunn. In this book, we follow the story of a young girl, Amber, who is searching for her mother and father. They have both apparently been abducted by terrorists. As a result, Amber must travel across the country, from her home in Texas, to locate them. Along the way, she is joined by two other women, Lauren and Beth. They are each a part of her journey, and help her deal with the many ups and downs of her quest.
It is easy to read in a sitting, although it does take some time for the plot to develop. The graphic novel begins with a brief introduction of the characters, explaining how they became apart. It also shows us Amber's need to keep moving, as she must complete her mission and then find her parents. This brief introduction sets the stage for the remainder of the book. It gives us an idea of Amber's attitude, as well as her determination to complete what needs to be done, no matter what.
The action of the book is fast paced. The pace picks up when Amber finds her father, but then quickly loses momentum as she is taken captive by terrorists. Lauren and Beth assist her, while helping to save the captured terrorists' daughter. It should be noted that there is a lot of fighting in this book, which will keep readers interested in the storyline.
Kevin Dunn has written several successful graphic novels, including "Witch Hazel". He is also the author of "The Omen", a story novel which has proven to be popular among readers. I enjoyed this book, and it captures a little of the same spirit as his other books. In fact, much of the book consists of a chase scene. The action picks up after Amber is reunited with her father. The terrorists she was supposed to meet are also after her, and are searching for information on the whereabouts of Amber.
Wings of Fire is another solid graphic novel. The storyline is exciting. It is logical and does not go overboard with implausible events. This one could have been cut a little shorter, but that would not have made it a weaker book. Even if the ending is shocking, readers should still pick up the next book in hopes of learning more about Amber's situation.
Wings of Fire is entertaining and informative. The images are clear and strong, with strong emphasis on the violence of war. However, there are moments where the story is lost, but that does not take away the enjoyment one gets from this graphic novel. This book is appropriate for mature readers, but it is not heavy and might not be enjoyed by younger readers.
Kevin Dunn has become known as one of the best authors of the graphic novel genre. His story lines are creative, his characters are interesting, and his action is convincing. When you put all of that together, Wings of Fire becomes an exciting and suspenseful read. I hope that the man who created the character, Matt Wilson, will continue to write additional installments of this series to keep readers enthralled with the storyline.
Wings of Fire is available at many online retailers for a reasonable price. Fans of this book are likely to find this one appealing, especially if it is similar to other works by Dunn. The graphic novel has excellent images and is well-written. If you enjoy action, mystery, or fantasy, then this is one book that you do not want to miss.