*Note: This is a "bundle" of the first three issues of the Finnian series. You will receive 3 separate physical comic books in your order.
Issue 1 Synopsis
Seeking to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of Viking marauders, a young man named Finnian leaves his monastic school in Ireland to find a legendary sword rumored to have the extraordinary power to defeat evil.
Join writer Philip Kosloski, and artists Michael LaVoy and Jim Fern (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN ANNUAL, and CROSSING MIDNIGHT) on an epic adventure that begins on the mysterious island of Skellig Michael, where the sword was last seen.
Will Finnian find the mythical sword and lead the way to victory? Or will the Vikings continue to destroy innocent villagers?
Find out what happens in this epic first chapter!
Issue 2 Synopsis
Finnian’s quest continues as he and Brendan use an ancient map to discover a mysterious island in hopes of finding a legendary sword with the extraordinary power to defeat evil and prevent the Vikings from further pillaging the land. Along the way they meet the mysterious stowaway, Merewyn, and discover there is more to their quest than they imagined.
At the same time, a fierce Viking king, Ragnar, threatens the monastic community on the Irish island of Skellig Michael as he begins his own violent quest for the same sword.
Who will reach the sword first? Will evil triumph or good prevail?
Issue 3 Synopsis
Evil is everywhere as Finnian continues his quest to find the remaining pieces of an ancient sword that could turn the tide in the battle against darkness. Opposition to his journey intensifies as his path converges with a powerful Viking king who is equally interested in the sword for his own vile purposes.
Mysterious creatures also threaten the lives of Finnian and his crew as they discover the power that lay hidden within the sword they possess.
What will happen next?
Will Finnian escape the clutches of the Viking king? Or will the sword fall into evil hands?
Find out in Issue #3!!!
Rating: 9+ (contains some mild comic violence)
Pages: 24 in each issue
Format: Each issue is printed in a saddle-stitch paperback comic book.
Three issues in, the Finnian series is one of the best comic series for younger readers that I've seen lately. The artwork is outstanding, the story has enough twists and turns to keep the reader going, and the characters are solid and believable. (I'm especially fond of heroine Merewyn, and the mysterious puffin that's attached itself to the heroes.) I'm also impressed by the heavier-than-average paper stock (even for 2020 comics)--the issues will hold up a lot longer than the Thor comics I used to read back in 3rd grade (1966-67!) I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, and I must admit to secretly hoping that one of the Viking raiders will undergo a true conversion....!
They poured through all three issues in nothing flat and promptly asked me for issue number four, please! They can’t wait for the next release!
Finnian and the Seven Mountains Series (Bundle): Issues 1-3
My 3 kids, aged 14, 8, and 7 all enjoyed this series. They are anxious to get the next installment. The graphics are amazing and the quality of the books are fantastic.