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Monday, 26 August 2013

Cinebook The 9th Art: Yoko Tsuno - The Devil's Organ



 Author: Roger Leloup
Age: 8 years and up
Paperback
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages

ISBN: 9781849181648
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
Publication: July 2013

Travelling down the Rhine, Yoko and her friends save a young stranger from drowning. Sensing foul play, the young Japanese girl decides to stay with her new friend Ingrid and investigate the unusual circumstances.

There, amidst the beautiful castles of the Rhine Valley, she will face a danger straight out of the Renaissance and battle the devil himself to the sound of his own monstrous pipe organ.

"The Devil's Organ" (no, now come on -we're better than school boy humour!)

Anyway, look at that cover.  One thing that always amazes me is that you see Leloup's figures and you think "oh, cartoony" and in a way, I guess, they are. But you then look at the detail in buildings, scenerey, vehicles and equipment and you suddenly realise this is far from "cartoony"!

This was, in truth, one series I thought I would not like but The Edge of Life, The Time Spiral and other books in this series won me over.  It is another one of those books that a youngster or even an oldster can enjoy.

Roger Leloup is just fab.

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