1, The Waking World

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"In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been pushed to the edge of extinction by the creatures of fantasy and fables, THE HINTERKIND tells the story of one young woman's quest to fulfill her destiny and put the world right again. Fifty-seven years after an unspecified biological event has all but wiped out the human race, a green hand has moved over the face of the Earth. Leaf, root and shoot have steadfastly smothered the works of man, remorselessly grinding the concrete, glass and steel back into the minerals from whence they came. Mother Nature is reclaiming what's rightfully hers but she's not the only one... The Hinterkind have returned. They come from hiding places in the lost corners of the world: Centaurs, Satyrs, Elves, Dwarves, Ogres, Trolls, Werewolves, Vampires... They're also known as 'the Hidden,' 'the Twilight People,' the 'walkers-in-shadow', collective names for the menagerie that mankind has hung its tales of myth and magic upon--but these aren't fairy tale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long simmering hatred of humanity. They are a divergent species. Exotic evolutionary try-outs that couldn't compete with the rapacious ape. Hunted to near extinction through fear and ignorance, they fled to the great forests and deserts, losing themselves in the shrinking wilderness of an ever-expanding world. Now the wilderness is the world and mankind is in the minority. Collects THE HINTERKIND #1-6"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [2014]
ISBN: 9781401245184
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Waking world
Call Number: AGN EDGINTON, I


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PrimaGigi Jul 19, 2015

A Blight has taken out most of the humans on Earth. Which leaves the earth open for the Wilderness and mythological creatures to resurface. Prosper Monday is the main protagonist, trying to become a hunter, rather then a gather. We are introduced to Prosper Monday, the main protaginist of the story and her friend Angus (that of the rat tail) as they are out in Manhattan hunting and bag a deer. Her grandfather Asa Monday heads out to find out why the other people in the community have lost connect with him and possibly there might a cure for The Blight.

I have mixed feelings about this series seeing as it's taking me along time to figure out the review. There were good elements in there if you took them out and put them in different part of the series. It seem like a patch-work quilt of crazies and mythological beasts. Which I felt should have been introduced over time. There is no explanation about The Blight. It's simply a endemic disease that took out most of the population. The Fey eat humans and there are humans taking the remains of others and stitching themselves back together. It's just too much to take it all at once. All these characters could have had interesting back stories, but they weren't expressed that way and that's what partial disappointed me. I am not a girl that is into fairies or the Sidhe. I try to steer clear since they are my least favorite creature.

Mar 12, 2015

This book is pretty savage. It's an interesting world, completely unforgiving, but definitely more of an exploration of that world than the character driven pieces I usually go for. The characters aren't well developed yet, but it is a first book. I'll have to look into the next.


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