Sons Of The Devil #1 by Brian Buccellato, Toni Infante
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Here’s a Goodreads blurb, which doesn’t tell you much, but hey, you’ll find out it was a bestseller… Seriously they should work on it because it’s a pretty good graphic novel, but I wouldn’t buy it with this description.
From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL is an exploration of cults, family, and the dark side of human nature. It’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ORPHAN BLACK meets HELTER SKELTER.
That story really surprised me. I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I honestly didn’t think I’d like it so much. And what’s it all about? It all starts with Travis. An orphan, who’s trying to make a life for himself now that he’s an adult. His life was never easy and it doesn’t seem it will change anytime soon. He’d like to find his father. The problem is, he doesn’t know who his father is [a satanic cult leader who tries to bring back the devil by killing all his children – you see the problem, right?].
The story is well crafted, it unravels in just a perfect pace showing you what you need to know, without revealing too much. At some point, it introduces you to a cult lead by a devil worshipper. The thing is it’s not your usual wannabe-satanist. He’s got power and he’ll use it. He’s not afraid to kill to achieve his goals. And the children? Well, I’m not going to spoil you everything. Let’s just say they’re screwed.
It’s not a pretty, light story. It’s cruel, the characters are vivid and have some tough life experiences. The graphic fits perfectly with it. It’s mostly dark, creates just the right mood.
This volume doesn’t show you too much, it’s an introduction to the series that shows you just enough of character’s background and the world that surrounds him and the cult to keep you interested. It’s never boring. One scene after the other makes you want to read even more, find out what’s going on and what will happen next.
The ending is crafted perfectly to make you want to read more. Yes, I’d like to know what will happen and it’s possible I’ll read the next part.
Have you read it? Do you like stories about cults, devils, etc?