Sunday, February 1, 2015

Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times by Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton and Greg Chapman Review

*I have received a copy of this graphic novel for my honest review*

For nearly three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to trial, torture, and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the methods of the witch-hunters; who stood to profit; the brave few who protested; and how the trials finally faded as Enlightenment replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. The book examines famed witch-hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum; Matthew Hopkins, England's notorious "Witch-finder General"; King James I, supposedly the target of assassination by a Scottish coven; the Salem Witch Trials; and the last witch trials and executions in Europe.

Publisher: McFarland 
Publication date: May 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6655-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9151-3


I didn't really know much about witch hunting but I when I saw this graphic novel I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

It isn't for everyone. There is some nudity so if you aren't into reading graphic novels with nudity then I suggest you do not read this one but if you are like me and nudity in books/movies/tv doesn't bother you than I highly recommend this good graphic novel. Also some of the illustrations are a gruesome but personally that doesn't bother me either.

This is dark, interesting and very well done graphic novel that I just couldn't put it down. I started reading it last night and I was just going to read a few pages but ended up reading the entire thing without even realizing it.

Oh I forgot to mention that the illustrations are in black and white. 

I highly recommend this book

I give this 4 out of 5
If you would like to purchase this  you can do so at McFarland,,, kobo, The Book Depository

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