Friday, November 2, 2018

Petit: The Ogre Gods Book One (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Lion Forge via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

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Petit: The Ogre Gods Book One
Author: Hubert Boulard
Artist: Bertrand Gatignol
Upcoming Release Date: November 6, 2018

Synopsis: Petit is the son of the Ogre King and the littlest giant in the royal clan. Scarcely larger than a mere human, he is the latest sign of the family's rapid degeneration, which makes each generation smaller than the one before. His father wants him killed as an embarrassment, but his mother sees in him the possible regeneration of the family lineage, since he could mate with a human, just as the Founder of their lineage once did.

Confused, she confides in great Aunt Desdée, the oldest of their clan, who was once dishonored because of her love for the humans, whom the Ogres consider little more than labor and food. But contrary to her guidance, she decides to raise Petit in the family traditions, including the violent impulses that this entails.

So Petit grows into manhood, torn by the hunger he inherited from his upbringing and the sympathetic education he received from Aunt Desdée...

Will he find his place in this world divided between humans and giants, neither of which truly accept him? And will he survive the voracious appetite of his own monstrous family?


Review: Petit is a royal family drama set in a fantastical world. The royal family consists of giants of various sizes. Petit is the smallest. Throughout the book, there are small prose stories about historical giants. The world is immersive with such a vast history, while still being digestible. 

The art style is black and white with some gore elements. The giants do eat humans. The giant court reminded me of the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal

I give this graphic novel a 5/5. The worldbuilding is wonderful and each of the characters are so interesting. It's like a Disney fairytale meets Game of Thrones.  


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