Satania by Fabien Vehlmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First Published: November 15th, 2017
Publisher: NBM Graphic Novels
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Horror, Adventure, Devils, Dark
Charlotte—aka Charlie—a pretty redhead, sets up an expedition to find her brother. The young scientist, who disappeared underground several months ago, claimed, to everyone’s astonishment, to be able to prove the existence of Hell by using Darwin’s theory of evolution. The little group, led by Charlie, plunge underground in his pursuit. The deeper they progress into the entrails of our planet, the more they enter another world that hides other forms of life heretofore never experienced. The discovery changes them gradually in a way they cannot at first perceive…
I recommend you read this for Halloween, or whenever you are in the mood for something dark and terrifying.
Usually, when I read fantasy books, a part of me wishes for what I read about—witches, werewolves, vampires, fairies, superpowers—to become reality.
But I really, really hope no element featured in SATANIA ever does. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to end up living among devils.
This is a story that will make you feel very tiny. Humans generally think they can do anything and everything, because they have a developed brain and two hands. Well let me tell you that human or not, someone living in this satanic world controls absolutely nothing.
* Book is in English.
I even felt claustrophobic. The characters are stuck under the earth, deep into caves, where there is water… and a complex civilization living next to little evil devils. I couldn’t imagine being in Charlotte’s place. Feeling imprisoned… underground… with no path to the exterior world.
The only thing that would keep me going is hope, and that is why the characters do not give up. They have a mission they must complete. Charlotte will not leave without her brother. Then again, is there even a way for them to go back?
Right now I’m in my brother’s bedroom because my light is dead and he’s away at college so he doesn’t mind. You know what, it might not be ideal, but my goodness am I happy not to be stuck in this satanic world.
Unfortunately, it’s true that you only realize how good you have it when you compare yourself with people in a worst situation than yours. Granted, I am aware in my case the people are fictional, but sshhh they seem real enough to me.
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