I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been kind of wrapped up in the Throne of Glass universe recently. I’ve been reading the books back-to-back and while I’ve been enjoying it, I was having a particularly bad night on Friday and I just couldn’t focus on what was happening in Aelin’s life. I needed something lighter, something that I could kind of mindlessly flip through, and it turned out that Fence was just that thing.
I don’t read a lot of graphic novels, but I’d seen this series popping up on Goodreads, Twitter, and WordPress, and it looked interesting. I can’t say that I’d really given much thought to fencing in the past, but I’m a sucker for underdogs and Nicholas is nothing if not a complete underdog.
He’s talented but poorly trained. He’s attending Kings Row on scholarship with a bunch of wealthy classmates. Despite his best efforts, he can’t get a win, and to make things even worse, he’s rooming with his biggest rival, Seiji.
Each issue is less than 30 pages, so I feel like I can’t really say that much about what happens without giving everything away. What I can say is that I like Nicholas, I like the art, and I read the first five issues in one sitting. While I don’t have the next five yet, I hope to read them soon.
Fence #1: ★★★★☆
Fence #2: ★★★★☆
Fence #3: ★★★☆☆
Fence #4: ★★★☆☆
Fence #5: ★★★★☆
Average: 3.6 stars