Author Archive for Emma Weiler

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2

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Alexia Tarabotti, now married and known as Lady Macon, is back and nothing can keep her down for long: not waking to find a regiment of soldiers camped on her front lawn, not having her husband depart for Scotland with…

American Widow

Alissa Torres’ story is the story of a quiet life. Torres met her future husband. They dated, fell in love and got married. They struggled with cultural differences (her husband was Columbian) and with the normal problems of everyday life,…

The Secret of the Stone Frog

One night Alan and Leah wake up to discover their beds have been transported to the deep forest. While Leah, the older sibling, is skeptical that what they are experiencing is real, Alan, the younger sibling, is entranced. They immediately…

Unterzakhn

Fanya and Esther Feinberg are twin girls growing up in the lower east side Jewish ghetto of New York City at the beginning of the 20th century. It is not a safe or clean place, and has limited opportunities for…

The Monkey King, vol. 1-3

The Monkey King is a retelling of the epic Chinese folktale “The Journey to the West.” This classic tale tells how the monk Xuan Zang journeyed to the west to retrieve sacred Buddhist texts and brought them back to China.…

Chico and Rita

Chico and Rita aims to be an epic love story across the ages, but it falls a little flat for me.  Chico is a gifted musician in Havana, 1948. He is a bit of a player – he likes that…

The Drops of God, vol. 1-4

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Although Shizuku Kanzaki has been trained up by his father, a famous wine critic, to be a wine connoisseur, he has never tasted wine. His training involved tasting and smelling and building vocabulary. But he rebelliously turned away from the…

Asterix Omnibus series

What could be better than reading one Asterix? Reading them all! The Asterix Omnibus series collects all 33 of Asterix’s adventures in this comprehensive, multivolume set. Wait. What’s that you say? You have never heard of Asterix? Well, settle in…

Marathon

Marathon

490 BCE – The Athenians have just pulled off the impossible and out-flanked the Persians in a battle on the fields of Marathon. But it was not a defeat. The Persians retreated to their ships and set sail for Athens.…