Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

The White Wizard (a.k.a. Dr. Reasons) may no longer be a threat, but Inspector Deal discovers the moisture farm has more insidious secrets.  The good doctor has bonded the snow formulary to his daughter, Chloe, and he has tried to use Anthony Farrow to jumpstart his own powers.  Taking Chloe and the formulary back to the Cooperative, the Inspector abandons the hapless college student Anthony Farrow to his own fate.  I don’t think Inspector Deal ever had a day like this.

I’ve wanted to read this for a while, so I found it most auspicious when I was offered the chance to review the trade paperback of Volume One (Library Edition). It possesses many of the things I like in a story: scifi, mystery, and a post-apocalyptic world. Written by Brian Wood with most of the art done by Kristian Donaldson and Garry Brown, it offers up a world not far off from our own.

You know the saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Inspector Deal may have gotten more than she bargained for after having successfully tracked down Dr. Reason (a.k.a. the White Wizard) on his moisture farm.

Welcome to the exciting conclusion of the twelve-issue series of Lantern City.

A drought-stricken future has made snowfall rare, precious, and controlled.  For ten years the fate of mankind has rested in the hands of the Cooperative States of America and the Hazeltyne Corporation.  But, when a terrorist known as the White Wizard reappears to wreak havoc again, Inspector Davitka Deal is sent to track him down before the death toll rises. Unfortunately, college student Anthony Farrow has found him first, and he is not what he expected.

Civil war has begun as three opposing groups battle for the right to control Lantern City, but how far will Sander go to stop Brother Pont?

Like all childhood bedtime stories, this one begins as a fantasy. But, this one is about the White Wizard, a being capable of bringing snow to a land that has forgotten what if feels like to be kissed by tiny ice droplets falling from the sky. But, what if the White Wizard was real? And, what if Hazeltyne, the corporation controlling the “Cooperative States of America,” knew it and was willing to do anything to stop him?

Will Sander be able to save both his families from Brother Pont and Killian Grey? Or will Lantern City go up in flames before he can even save himself?

When last we saw Sander, he had literally jumped from the frying pan and into the fire when he helped Killian fake his own death and snuck out of the city in his dirigible. Now, Sander comes face to face with a people he thought long dead.

Our crazy team of process servers is back, and this time they are trying to serve “Mister Mesmer.” Will they be able to serve him a court summons in time, or will they be hypnotized into some rather uncomfortable situations?

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