By TheAcidSkull 13 Comments
I'm a Huge Fan of the Horsemen in general, and This was something i wanted(and Promised) to read for a long time now. Honestly, it was not what i was expecting , in fact it turned out to be something completely different from what i expected to be. Is This bad? Nope, absolutely not, in fact it's great fun despite having a huge meaning and point to it.
Let me explain what i mean.
The first thing that i Noticed while reading this are the characters. We all have our views on the horsemen of Apocalypse, but trust me, what you are going to read hear will give them a whole new meaning. This is the first great strength of the story. It successfully Modernizes characters like death, war, etc without changing what their core personalities are about. Won't Spoil anything but the characteristics these Protagonists show would easily be integrated our current society. In fact i can see myself having this type of conversation with someone right now. This would imply that Despite the fact that society and out culture changes, there are some things, that never truly change. (death, War, etc). This is Brilliantly executed here.
Moreover, The descriptions are very vivid too. If you didn't already know the personality of each character, you could easily figure out how they would act and how they look based on how the are described. The Descriptive nature of the writing also gives you a damn good image of how the characters look when they get into their Armors. which in case you didn't know, is pretty great!
You know now that i think about it, if this isn't read with attention someone might confuse this as being offensive. which IMO is totally untrue. yes, it's a deconstruction of some of the concepts in the Bible, but really if you pay attention it actually makes a lot of sense. Many People say that they are die hard Christians, but when the time comes it turns out that they aren't really who they say they were. Here, with a Mix of Dark Humor, it's clearly shown that the people who'd everyone expect to be the most faithful are the one's who are the greatest sinners. It's Dark yes, But it gets the Point across, which is all you really need.
This was a very fun read, it actively discusses very interesting and well known concepts along with providing fun characters and narrative. What i especially enjoyed is that The Main character, the least known horsemen actually personifies the fact that some people forget and escape problems that exist but are periodically dormant in the world. The writing Might surprise you at first since the The Horsemen here are slightly different from what'd you expect( that's a Good Thing Mind You), but it effectively utilizes humor and dark themes to express something meaningful, a lot of writers try and fail to do this, though Joygirl seemed to Do it just fine. ;)
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