|She Who Destroys The Light (katara) wrote in ebookreview,|
@ 2018-11-15 18:48:00
|Current location:||The Underworld|
|Entry tags:||author: ryan ferrier, author: simon spurrier, illustrator: daniel bayliss, illustrator: irene flores|
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Title: Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #7 (Labyrinth Coronation)
Author: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier, Daniel Bayliss (Illustrator), Irene Flores (Illustrator), Joana Lafuente (Illustrator), Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
Reading Date: November 15, 2018
Book Summary: While Maria continues to make her way through the Labyrinth, the Owl King’s plot ensnares her trusted goblin companion.
Book Review: Much like all previous issues of this limited series, we find Jareth keeping an eye on Sarah's progress throughout the Labyrinth while offering his tale to both Toby and his servant, Beetleglum. For once, Jareth doesn't hear Toby crying prompting him to confront the servant. Beetleglum, in turn, manages to get his master to leave the poor child alone and continue on with his tale of Maria and her quest to reunite with her son.
Once again we find Maria, Cible the catepillar, and Tangle the humaniod bush, are making their way through a beautiful labyrinth of greenery. During this stroll, Cible asks Tangle if he has revolution in his heart. This seems to make the humanoid bush extremely happy as he tries to hug both Maria and Cible.
It is then that they come across what looks like a little castle/cottage. The group heads in and they find that they are tiny compared to the toys that litter the room. Cible wonders if all human children have this and Maria answers that only children belonging to the rich would. Then one of the toy figures come to life and begins demanding that they name the colonies of Britannia, Until they do, there will be no play. Of course, Maria grew up poor and did not have the education as others did so she would not know any of these answers.
It is then that we find the Owl King watching from his crystal ball of a boy crying as his father yells at him. It is Albert, whom so willingly sold his son to Owl King and the reason now why Maria navigated the labyrinth to gain back her son. We learned recently that Skubbin is the son of Owl King and he really wants nothing to do with the throne. The only way for Skubbin to avoid being placed on the throne is by making sure that Maria fails in her attempts to get to her son.
Speaking of Skubbin, he arrives to save the day and they are taken down to a place below where the rest of the rebellion awaits.
I really love how this series seamlessly manages to merge from one issue into the other flawlessly. Another great thing is that we, much like Jareth, have been able to follow Sarah's progress as well. She might be in the background but we are given glimpses here and there to see where she actually is within the story and I love that.
What I have come to love is Maria's strength and determination throughout all of this. She continues to fight through the labyrinth determined to gain back the son her husband had handed off. To her, there is no failure in her determination and she won't let go of her son without a fight. It doesn't matter what she has to do to get him; only that she is willing to do it.
I also love how the secondary characters have so much personality and seem to be more out there characters rather than background characters. There is much to love about some of them and there are some that are questionable but still have enduring qualities to them.
All in all, I have really come to enjoy this series and I think I will be entirely sad when the series finally comes to its climatic end.